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April 26, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Dad: Emma! You’re doing a good job of putting that together!

Emma: Yeah, I am doing a great job of putting it together.

Uhmm…. Uh-oh.

I $h!t you not…

April 20, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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“Where’s Aunty Linda?”

“Dallas.”

“Where’s Dallas?”

“Texas.”

“Where’s Texas?”

“It’s in the United States.”

“Where’s the United States?”

“It’s in North America.”

“Where’s North America?”

“It’s on the planet Earth.”

“Where’s the planet Earth?”

“It’s in the solar system.”

“Where’s the solar system?”

“In the Milky Way.”

“Where’s the Milky Way?”

“In the universe.”

“Where’s the universe?”
“There universe is everything. It holds everything.”

Believe it or not, she stopped this line of questioning. I didn’t want to have to get all cosmological on her.

Like I know what that means.

Picture of the Week – Swimming Class

April 20, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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I Go Swimming
Peter Gabriel

Ooh, I go swimming, swimming in the water
Swimming in the river, swimming in the sea
I go swimming
I go swimming, swimming in the water
Swimming in the pool, swimming is cool
I go swimming

The sun is burning, I am yearning
For the waterflow (waterflow)
Next to my skin I, like to begin a
Waterflow (waterflow)
Letting off steam I float in a dream,
I can’t let go (can’t let go)
Follow my wishes, follow the fishes
Down below (down below)
I go swimming

I need water, water to drink
Water on my brain, water sustain,
Water over me
I want water, water I need
Water to think, water to drink
Water over me

The sun is burning, I am yearning
For the waterflow (waterflow)
Next to my skin I, like to begin a
Waterflow (waterflow)
Letting off steam I float in a dream,
I can’t let go (can’t let go)
Follow my wishes, follow the fishes
Down below (down below)
I go swimming

I go swimming, I go swimming
Swimming in water, swimming in water, swimming in water
Water all over me
Swimming in water, swimming in water, swimming in water
I go swimming, I go swimming
I go swimming, I go swimming
Swimming, I go swimming
Oh I go swimming, I go swimming
Water all over me
Swimming in water, swimming in water, swimming in water
Water all over me
Swimming in water, swimming in water, swimming in water
Water all over me
Swimming in water, swimming in water, swimming in water
Water all over me

A new phase – the “question” phase

April 20, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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I’ve decided it’s official. We are now in the “question” phase.

“Is this the horse from Gramma Nancy and Grampa Bob?”

Well, yes it is, and she knew that before she asked the question! I’m not sure what’s going on when she asks questions like that. Confirming that what she thought is indeed the truth? I’ll have to find out.

I got my first string of questions today.

“Where’s Aunty Linda?” “She’s in Dallas.”

“Where’s Dallas?” “It’s north of us.”

“Where’s north?” Uhh…. “It’s that way” didn’t work very well.

“Were’s Dallas?” “In Texas.”

“Where’s Texas?” “In North America?”

“Where’s North America?” “It’s on the planet ‘Earth’.”

At that point, did she get distracted by something else?

Mr Mom becoming more of a household name in US

April 12, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Just so you know. Don’t call me “Mr. Mom.” I’m a stay at home dad. I own my masculinity. I’m not trying to be a “mom.” I’m a “dad.”

I’m not the hapless Mr. Mom from that crappy 80s movie. I’m a Problem without a Solution. I’m a SAHD. Hear me roar.

If you’re calling yourself Mr. Mom, I’d prescribe a night of hard drinking followed by a road trip to Vegas, where you should watch a prize fight from the first row. Total the car, hit on Marg Helgenberger, then hop a flight to that weeks NASCAR event.

Failing that, just hangout for a weekend with Ragin and Eamon.

(And if you call yourself a “Mommy Daddy,” I’m going to prescribe the road trip, and the weekend with Ragin and Eamon. Maybe a full week.)

Via Yahoo News

Mr Mom becoming more of a household name in US

by Jocelyne ZablitSun Apr 8, 11:18 PM ET

The day his daughter Olivia was born, as Mark Ruis puts it, was the last day of his career — at least for the foreseeable future.

On that day three years ago, Ruis joined a growing number of men across the United States who are bucking tradition and taking on the title of Mr Mom, or stay-at-home dad.

“I didn’t think I had it in me,” Ruis, 38, of the eastern state of New Jersey, told AFP. “To be a stay-at-home nurturing parent with patience, to be able to do all the chores, all the organizational stuff, I didn’t think I could do it.

“But lo and behold, when it came down to it, I was able to.”

According to the US Census Bureau, there are 159,000 stay-at-home fathers currently in the United States, a more than three-fold increase from 1996 when they numbered 49,000.

Researchers and associations that represent these fathers, however, estimate their number to be closer to two million, as the Census Bureau figures do not take into account fathers who work part time or from the home.

And they’ve come a long way in the quarter-century since the bumbling dads in the 1983 hit “Mr Mom” starring Michael Keaton. While it may have popularized the term, the film treated the species as an oddity, a stay-at-home dad who is there because he lost his job, struggling to cope with diaper-changing, meal-cooking home multi-tasking handled “easily” by women.

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