Couple Time

Couple Time

Last weekend, my wife and I got a babysitter and went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday.

This picture was taken on the subway on the way to dinner. That’s my decidedly less glittery hand holding up Mom and Buried’s phone so she can properly apply her eyeliner (I assume it’s eye liner? Don’t @ me!).

For the record: she swears she didn’t realize the scarf matched her iPhone case, and I believe her, because she impulsively grabbed the scarf as we rushed out the door. She had to do her makeup on the G train; we weren’t working with a lot of time! But we’re parents.

We’re never working with a lot of time.

Read more about Couple Time

Picky Eaters Drive Parents Insane

Picky Eaters Drive Parents Insane

You guys came out in full force for this one, both with your comments before we recorded (thank you!) and with your compliments after we shared the episode (THANK YOU!). We may finally be getting the hang of this!

It doesn’t hurt that discussing the eating habits – or lack thereof – of children gave us so much to work with, and to bitch about. From “air sandwiches” to two weeks of hot dogs, from eating pancakes for every meal to only eating a hamburger if it’s referred to as “Salisbury steak,” it’s clear that kids are insane. But what it all boils down to is making sure they don’t starve, even if that means letting them have the sugary cereal once in a while, despite Pete the Prude’s sheltered upbringing. FED IS BEST!

Read more about Picky Eaters Drive Parents Insane

Spread Too Thin

Spread Too Thin

Today, instead of putting my son on the bus and going straight to work, I took him to school so I could visit his class for “First Fridays.” First Fridays are a monthly occurrence on which parents are allowed – and encouraged – drop in on school and find out what our kids are working on.

Afterwards, on the train – in the middle of wondering WTF common core is all about – I suddenly realized I’d completely forgotten to do something I was supposed to have done first thing that morning.

Maybe it’s because I’m 42. Maybe it’s because I’m tired. But I think it might be because I’m spread too thin.

Read more about Spread Too Thin

Podcast Episode: Father’s Day

Podcast Episode: Father’s Day

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but this Sunday is Father’s Day. Yeah, dads get a day too, I’m as weirded out as you are.

But we are parents too, after all, some might even say equal partners in this whole debacle. Not me though. You can stuff your parenting equality in a sack! I want no part of it. I am plenty satisfied with my low bar, thank you very much.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t really care about Father’s Day. But I may be alone on this one. Read more about Podcast Episode: Father’s Day

Who Has It Worse? Everyone!

Who Has It Worse? Everyone!

No matter what kind of parent you are, you struggle. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad, a go-to-the-office parent, even a work from homer, raising kids is difficult and exhausting.

But each kind of parent has their own challenges, and on the latest episode of the Dad and Buried podcast, Pete and I chatted about all the different ones we face. With help from your comments (follow my Instagram stories to answer my topic-related questions and have your name called out!), we got into it. I’ve been a stay-at-home dad, it was not for me. But working parents don’t have it easy either.

Read more about Who Has It Worse? Everyone!

%d bloggers like this:
e9afe31c5a7577fdf2fc8f15bd5008856c363ba4adcd73a03f