The No-Can-Do Kid


Usually when I watch my son stumble around, I’m amazed at how little he can do. I mean, yeah, he’s only five-years-old, but it’s incredible to see all the basic, rudimentary human activities that he is unable to complete, or even truly comprehend.

I love my son, and lately his behavior has (slightly) improved and he’s being (slightly) less of an asshole so I’m (slightly) more inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. After all, in many cases, it’s not his no-can-do attitude so much as his no-can-do age.

With that in mind, I’ve tried to change my perspective and look at his deficiencies – like the inability to do two things at once, or to not get food in his hair, or to take a shower – as adorable and charming.

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Mean Girls… and Boys

8 Oct mean girls, parenting, dad and buried, daddy bloggers, dad bloggers, mommy bloggers, bullies, i hate you, kids, family

I’ve told my parents I hate them, and you have too.

You probably said it when you were a little kid, like mine did last night, and you also probably said it again when you were a teenager, and maybe you’ve even said it recently, deep into adulthood, you ungrateful man-child.

Every kid says it, and every parent knows it will happen, because kids are mean as f*ck.

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Sleep Impositions

7 Oct parenting, sleep study, kids, toddlers, children, family, home, lifestyle, humor, dad bloggers, funny, dads, fatherhood, motherhood, co-sleeping, marriage, tired, parenting

As parents, we strive to give our children everything.

Unfortunately, sometimes they take too much. Especially when it comes to bed space.

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Guy Anxiety 2: Electric Boogaloo

5 Oct charts and graphs, wordless wednesday, parenting, kids, children, moms, dads, family, life, sacrifice, funny, humor, dad bloggers, dad blog, dad and buried

I have a lot of stuff on my mind, lately, most of which revolves around the forthcoming arrival of my second child.

We are about the enter the final trimester, and as we cross that checkpoint, shit is getting real. We just moved to a bigger place in order to make room for both the baby and for all the attendant baby gear we’re going to need. In fact, we’ve already started accumulating some of it.

And yet all the baby stuff that has begun filling up our physical space is nothing compared to the baby stuff that’s been filling up my head space.

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Wordmore Wednesday

30 Sep mcsweeneys, scary mommy, haven life insurance, mike julianelle, dad and buried, parenting, humor, funny, kids, children, dads, fatherhood, motherhood, lifestyle, family, mommy bloggers, dad bloggers, dad and buried, home, women, relationships, compliment a woman

It’s been a busy September for the Buried clan!

Detective Munch started school, Mom and Buried and I went on a babymoon (I hate that word but I give up), and just yesterday we moved into a new, bigger apartment. Don’t worry, we’re still in Brooklyn.

Due to everything going on with the move, I’m unfortunately not going to have a Wordless Wednesday post for you today. I’m the worst. But I do have some other goodies to share, just in time for decorative gourd season!

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