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Dad Pranks Daughter with Packers Jersey
For me, one of the true joys of being a parent is that I have two people to play pranks on, and they, for the most part, have to put up with it. I have a long and sordid history of setting my kids up, then delivering the unexpected (and unwanted)...
Happy Father’s Day to All the Dads!
Father's Day is this Sunday. My dad has been gone for almost 6 years now, and I miss him every day. I'm sure many of you feel the same way about yours.
My dad was my hero, my role model, my teacher, my protector, my sounding board, and my biggest fan...
Dad Cracks Up While Scolding Paint-Covered Boys
When I was a very young boy, I thought I would be helpful and wash off my mom's car for her. Apparently (since I have no memory of this myself), I was unable to secure the required materials (bucket, water, soap, sponge), so I just went ahead and used a can of orange spray paint. Voi...
Grow It Back, Dad!
As a mustachioed man myself, I know first-hand what kind of reactions you can get when you decide to surprise your family by shaving off the whiskers they've grown so accustomed to seeing.
I've had a mustache for nearly 35 years, but when my kids were small, they pointed out that they had n…
Sometimes You Lose But Still Win
Sportsmanship. My dad preached it to me. Actually, he did more than preach it, he insisted upon it. Showing respect to your opponent, before and after the contest, shaking hands, keeping your mouth shut except to offer encouragement or congratulations were things that in turn, I preached about and d…
Stranded in Snow, Two Families and a Big Walk
As a father, I've read time and time again about how fathers need to be a bigger part of their kids lives. Do more things with them, take them places, go on adventures, etc.
I'm sure that Idaho dads Will Murkle and John Julian have read similar articles...