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By Daddy Clay Monday, May 21st, 2012
My son loves to drape his arm casually over my shoulder and loom there. Usually with a slight smile on his face. Demonstrating yet again that he is, in fact, taller than me. I might still have ten pounds on him, but I have to rely on subterfuge when it comes down to it. When I pat his cheek, I feel a scruff. Patches of rough stubble.
In a matter of weeks he’ll officially be a high school kid.
I know high school kids pretty well. I’ve taught them, lived among them my whole adult life. Which hasn’t necessarily made me a big fan, especially swaggering jock-y boys. Nor has it made me feel prepared to raise one of my own. But a year into it, I have to say that being the dad of a teen is pretty great. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Friday, March 16th, 2012
No dad blogger worth a rat’s ass would take a week to write a wrap-up post about an event as significant as the Dad 2.0 Summit, which took place right here in Austin last weekend. I may suck, but this conference did not. So I’ll plow ahead with some random thoughts. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Friday, February 3rd, 2012
In my most recent experience, a quick read of a piece in a major national newspaper nearly resulted in: one car crash, one house fire, and several lacerations.
The column in question was of the kind that makes you feel inadequate. (There are only two kinds. The other kind is usually written by a bumbler about his or her parenting misadventures, inducing the reader to feel smug and superior. Sorry for making you feel so inadequate all these years.) The author opined that she was sick of her kids just doing all the dishes, she wanted them to graduate to preparing entire meals for the family. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Brad Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Hey new and expecting parents, listen up.
My grandma used to say “If you never put salt on your corn on the cob, then you’ll never miss the delicious salty taste.” That was her way of letting me know that it’s easier to never start practicing the vices of boozing, smoking and gambling, than it is to quit once you begin.
Wise words indeed, especially when applied to parenting and our desire to appease our children’s cries with easy and immediate solutions but no thought of the long term ramifications. Read the rest of this entry »