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By Daddy Clay Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Having teens makes you lazy. On the weekends, you don’t have to play with your teens. You don’t have to come up with activities, plan playdates, do crafts, engage in tickle fights. Although it’s fun to suggest that and watch them go pale.
You have to drive them places. Hang out sometimes. Help them with homework when asked. The other stuff, not so much.
Problem is, not all my kids are teens. I am sometimes reminded that I have a third child, a nine-year-old, and while he has the contact cool of a kid with teen sibs, he’s still a third grader and plenty interested in dad activities.
I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve been pretty content to let the XBOX do most of the activity planning for him lately, but the buzz around Mike Adamick’s Dads Book of Awesome Projects snapped me out of it. Or guilted me out of it. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Monday, June 4th, 2012
The glowering dad and the awkward suitor, it’s the fatherhood cliché that has spawned a thousand commercials and movie scenes. Entire cinematic franchises have been build around the notion of the old man, shotgun at the ready, on guard to protect his daughter’s virtue. Have you Met the Fockers?
But the media is about as accurate a reflection of reality as a Picasso, while being a shitload less inspiring.
Which leaves me wondering what a dad’s role in the sexual safekeeping of a daughter should be. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Because I said so.
But have you ever considered your relationship to “because I said so?” Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Monday, September 19th, 2011
There may be some wacky chatter between walleyed politicians. There may be concerns the Mirada Cosgrove is ushering in a new era of free love. There may be widespread conviction that our governmental institutions are staffed by overpaid, underworked, slacking remora.
But there is no Gardasil controversy.
After human trials on almost 30,000 people, Gardasil was approved by the FDA for prevention of infection by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) more than five years ago. Its use is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the World Health Organization — which notes that the cervical cancers caused by HPV are the second greatest cause of female mortality due to cancer in the world. Read the rest of this entry »