Monthly Archives: December 2016

The first six months

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In my life I have met stupid people, annoying people, dirty people, stinky people, ugly people, disrespectful people, selfish people, rude people, and just all-around assholes. But I’ve never met a human being that’s all of the above at the same time. Until I had my son. There is no… Read more »

Live your life, and teach your kids to do the same

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I likely have some decades left to live, but I’m not afraid to die because I know I’ve already lived more than most people do in their entire life. And I hope my children get to this point even younger than me. We live in societies where all natural risks have been… Read more »

Take some responsibility for procreating

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In my last article I mentioned how incredibly useful it is to have grandparents who want to be involved. What I didn’t mention last time is that there are limits to helpful involvement. I know a really lame mother who abuses her mother by having her do everything for the… Read more »

Single vs parentless parent

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I was originally going to call this blog “single dad”. My wife had a problem with that name. Even though I’m married being the stay-at-home parent I felt that I’d be perfectly qualified to do this on my own too. And especially since the second child was born I’m much less… Read more »

The village is no longer allowed to raise a child

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Once upon a time people said “it takes a village to raise a child” and it perhaps a long time ago it was true. It was no longer true by the time I was growing up. Even 30 years ago people were already overly worried about what “strangers” will say or do… Read more »