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By Daddy Clay Monday, August 22nd, 2011
For two-thirds of my offspring, it’s the first day of school, which has me ready to write my “How I spent my summer vacation” essay. I had the great good fortune to be able to take another extended vacation with my family this year, as I have ever year since I got married. I’m a lucky bastard.
We go to Cape Cod and stay in the town of Chatham. Because we return to the same town, the same house (my in-laws’), the same beaches year after year, certain traditions and rituals have emerged. I can find pictures of the kids in the same spot, almost the same pose, from every year of their lives. Scrolling through those images is a fascinating way to watch them grow up before your eyes — almost time-lapse. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Brad Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
I am not a worrier. We all have intuitive gifts and of one mine is to be mostly free from anxiety of the unknown, or even for that matter the actual stresses of the day. And although I am way down on the bell curve of hand wringing I do posses a healthy level of concern for the well-being and safety of my children. I admit that I come from a long line of fretters, certain members of my family can obsess and be vexed with the best of them but the gene just skipped a generation.
My Aunt is worried about almonds, or more accurately a shortage of almonds. Her theory is that with the rise in popularity of vegan diets the demand for almond milk will continue to sky rocket and there will not be any almonds left over to smoke and eat the old fashioned way. Hmmmmm, now that I think of it I do know several newly proclaimed vegans.
Anyways if you are interested in conversations about milking almonds we talk about it in this weeks Cast of Dads pod cast. Take a listen. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Thursday, July 1st, 2010
It’s important for men to always have kids around to remind them they’re not one.
This is the lesson the Week of Solitude is trying to teach me.
The Week of Solitude is an annual rite in our house. Just because my wife’s cushy academic job affords her more vacation time and salary than mine, she gets to take the kids off for our annual trip back East while I stay behind and toil. I join them a week or so later. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Happy families frolicked in the many pools of the Oasis Resort in Cancun, Mexico during Spring Break of 1989. Children laughed and played. Their plastic toys littered the pool decks, and their high happy laughter rang out over the emerald lagoons, I’m sure of it.
I just don’t remember them. Read the rest of this entry »