My son Jarret and I are going to be driving around the country this summer. What I've learned since his birth is that Jarret can be more of a whiner than a shiner. I placate him with snacks during our trips. I also know myself well enough to know that I get hangry. So, I need the best car coolers so our trips don't get spoiled because I want to make memories to last a lifetime! Jarret just got his learner's permit and he's going to be experiencing a lot of firsts on the road too. And I'm looking forward to being a part of those firsts. Can't have a bad cooler get in the way of that!
I have a rescue pit bull named Xander, so I know a thing or two about the fruits and vegetables that dogs can and cannot eat. It's especially a big deal for me because I belong to a community garden and eat a whole food diet. There's no refined sugar in my house, despite the protestations of my son Jarret. I tell him he can eat junk food at his mom's! But even though it might seem like fruits and veggies are okay for Xander because they're all natural, that's actually far from true!
If you don't know your way around your own feelings, the world's not going to make a whole lot of sense, you're going to be hard to be around, and you might make a whole lot of bad decisions. That's because feelings are basically the biggest parts of life. You're only even able to have thoughts about things because you had feelings first! That's why a sensitive dad is the father every son needs: so we're not burdened by emotionally stunted males who make terrible decisions and hurt everyone around them.
I've got a lot of heirlooms that my family left me that I didn't lose in the divorce. Plus, I've got a lot of precious videos and photos of my son Jarret, and a few other memories (I played minor league baseball for a while). I don't want anything bad happening to those things, so I need to buy a safe! Especially since I Airbnb, the spare bedroom and the neighboorhood I live in has had the occasional break-in (there was a murder outside my apartment before I moved in!).
It's hard to be a woman because of how easy it is to be a man. There are just too many questions no dad should ask his stay-at-home partner. If we kept the things boys learn by age 5 that perpetuate rape culture away from boys things would be so much easier. But we don't, and, as a result, too many dads are emotionally stunted and lacking in empathy, which is why they ask all these terrible questions. These aren't important questions that convey life lessons or delve into one's family history. They're just plain insensitive. So, listen up, fathers of America: DO NOT ASK THESE QUESTIONS!
I'm a dad who likes to do crafts with his son. We've done everything from some easy Christmas tree crafts to even more advanced DIY projects. Sometimes though that means using superglue, and sometimes using super glue means removing superglue from anything. Skin, glass, plastic, metal; you name it! Luckily, it's real easy to remove super glue. The hard part is actually not losing your cool about it! But I've been reading a lot of Buddhism so I think I'm getting better at not getting mad.