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By Daddy Clay Friday, May 10th, 2013
Suddenly it’s parent celebration season again! Ladies first, of course. So, moms, please step forward and scoop up the thanks and goodies that you so richly deserve. A quick search of the DadLabs archives is enough to reveal that we have sadly, in our reckless efforts to serve dads, sorely underserved this holiday in the past.
Never fear, Concretin Nik is here! Our fearless community leader has a post that will arrive on the very Day of Mothers. We hope that you will check that out and leave some responses.
Our plans in Casa Five Cents are pretty low key. After serving mom breakfast in bed (or letting her sleep in) I’ll slip off to run the the Daisy 5K with whatever kids I can bribe to come along. We’ll make mom dinner. Then I’ll give her the big news. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Do athletes make the best dads? The stars appearing in the Journey to Comfort spots from Dove Men + Care provide appealing portraits of fatherhood, obviously comfortable in their own skin. While not many dads are sports stars, or were in a small town track team kind of way, lots of them are former athletes. And for most of these dads, sports had a formative influence on them. Which leads me to pose the question: does having a history as an athlete make a man a better father? Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Friday, December 14th, 2012
Do other dads have a love/hate relationship with buying electronics? I crave gadgets, love them all equally — phones, laptops, tablets, game systems. What guy doesn’t enjoy unboxing the latest digital gewgaw? At those moments I’m the poster boy for childish glee.
Am I the only one that compulsively hits the refresh button on the delivery service web page? Out for delivery! I almost squee.
And unlike cars, I get little satisfaction from nursing utility out of well maintained, older hardware. I want the new stuff. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Friday, December 7th, 2012
I have been a loving and affectionate father to my youngest son. In his eight years, I have read to him and tucked him in at night. I have driven him to sports events and cheered him on. I have helped to prepare his meals, wash his clothes and clean his room.
And yet nothing makes this child more gleeful than cleaning out my snot locker with a blind-sided throw-pillow roundhouse. The pained exhalation I produce when he drops a pointy elbow into my spleen makes him positively cackle. He giggles himself into a hiccuping fit with every rabbit punch, body slam, and charlie horse he delivers. Read the rest of this entry »