Archive | Shut Up RSS feed for this section

Why I’m a Better Parent Than You

14 Apr parenting, judgment, superheroes, culture, kids, lifestyle, dads, moms, motherhood, fatherhood, family, dad bloggers, dad and buried, funny, humor, superman, lex luthor, better parent than you, better parent

I’m a better parent than you.

Sorry. I know this is tough for some of you to hear. Just accept it. It’s easier that way.

I’m a better parent than you and I’ll tell you why.

Continue reading 

How to Prank Your Kids on April Fools Day

1 Apr parenting, april fools, april fools' day, lying, funny, kids, humor, dad bloggers, dad and buried, children, lifestyle, holiday, family, prank, jackass, kids

April Fools’ Day is idiotic.

For one thing, most people – in desperate attempts to join in but without the wherewithal or imagination to do something elaborate enough to be deemed an actual prank – just end up lying instead, which isn’t exactly an April 1st phenomenon. After all, you don’t need to prep for that, or wait for the perfect date; all you need to tell a lie is a functioning mouth and low morals!

Besides, actually formalizing and setting aside a day for pranking people defeats the entire purpose; even the least skeptical person on earth cloaks themselves in disbelief on April 1st, preferring to play it safe than be played for a fool.

These days, about the only people you can get away with fooling on April Fools’ Day are little kids. And I happen to have one of those, so let’s get on with it.

Continue reading 

Use Your Words (Carefully)

27 Mar parenting, judgment, parents, dads, moms, kids, children, funny, humor, dad bloggers, dad and buried, use your words, lifestyle, life, political correctness

Parents are a pretty sensitive group.

Perhaps because they themselves are the King of the Judgers, parents are more attuned to perceived slights than most. No group of people is more “victimized” than parents — and the word “victimized” is in quotes for exactly the reason you think it is.

These days, there’s just not a lot you can get away with saying to or about moms and dads without someone getting offended. You have to use your words very carefully.

You’d probably have better luck suggesting that Hitler had some good ideas than saying just about anything about parenting to a parent.

Continue reading 

March Sadness

25 Mar parenting, march madness, basketball, NCAA, tournament, dads, moms, motherhood, fatherhood, parenthood, dad and buried, funny, dad bloggers, humor, sports, lists, kids, sweet sixteen, tournament, dad and buried, family, children

Every year around this time, a million different websites do some goofy version of a March Madness competition. So far I’ve seen brackets for beer, TV shows, bands, even junk food.

But has anyone done one about parenting? Probably! But now I have too! Introducing March Sadness: Dad and Buried’s Tournament of Complaints!

Where even the winner sucks!

Continue reading 

Parenting Out of Context

13 Mar never forget, parenting, parenthood, moms, dads, children, family, kids, fatherhood, funny, humor, stress, tantrum, terrible twos, toddlers, empathy

A few weeks ago, I questioned whether I am a good parent. My answer was no.

Both before and since I posted that piece, I’ve been told I’m a good dad, by family members, by online acquaintances, by total strangers who read my blog and follow my Facebook page.

But I don’t believe the hype.

Not because they’re wrong; despite my hand-wringing, I’m probably a pretty good dad. (And even if I’m not, it probably doesn’t matter.)

Because they have no idea.

Continue reading