One of the most annoying (according to my wife) and also best (according to me), is my habit of constantly quoting movies for no reason. I have seen a lot of movies and I remember a lot of lines from them, and I enjoy repeating them out loud, even when they have no relation to what is happening at the moment. It’s adorable (me) and infuriating (her).
So I’ve decided to make an effort to quote lines that do make sense in the moment, and to help me this endeavor, I’ve made a list of memorable lines from action movies that apply to everyday parenting situations.
You can use them too! You’re welcome.
Today is my oldest son’s birthday.
It’s not always easy with Detective Munch. On top of the fact that he’s a lot like me, and – newsflash! – I am not always easy! (Shocking, I know.) He also has ADHD, as I’ve written about, and podcasted about, before. I still haven’t figured out how to parent through his ADHD, which is no surprise, as I also haven’t figured out how to parent, period, which doesn’t help.
But I’m trying. Years ago, I told you about the things that make Detective Munch so great. Today I’m going to tell him.
The other day, some guy messaged me, all worried that my constant jokes about hating parenting aren’t jokes. He’s concerned that I truly hate being a dad.
And guess what? He’s right. I do hate it. It sucks!
It’s hard. It’s exhausting. It’s expensive. It’s stressful. It’s frustrating. It’s boring. It’s loud. It’s demanding. And I’m terrible at it.
What sane person enjoys an activity like that?
You may have noticed that I don’t blog as much these days. I have a lot going on, between my day job, my side jobs, my podcast, my social media empire, this quarantine, etc. I feel like I’m forgetting something… oh right, my wife has been self-isolating with COVID-19 symptoms for going on three weeks so my kids and I are stuck at home fending for ourselves.
I’m busy. Get off me!
Finding time to write isn’t always easy, but sometimes something comes along and I simply can’t resist putting together a response. That something happened today, when I stumbled upon an article on PopSugar titled: I’m a Homeschool Mom Who’s Been Doing It a While — Here Are My Top 10 Tips
Let’s get into it.