Category: Being a Dad

What’s it like being a dad in the twenty-first century?
Every so often, I describe my thoughts and experiences. If you are a parent, soon will be, or like to read my take on it, this is what to read. Oh, and don’t laugh.

April 8, 2022 / Being a Dad
We'll explain when you're older

Last week, my daughter asked me “what’s that blue and yellow flag?” while I was taking her to school. People have been hanging the Ukrainian flag in their windows, as a show of support. So, do I tell her, or wait until she’s older?

February 4, 2022 / Being a Dad
Sword of Damocles - child on treetrunk

Have you ever heard of the sword of Damocles? I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently, in relation to having a child during this pandemic. Let me explain.

July 30, 2021 / Being a Dad
June 4, 2021 / Being a Dad
Play date

When we had a baby, I knew that when she grew up and there would be play dates. What I didn’t realize is that — as with any social interaction — there would be etiquette involved. And, of course, Covid doesn’t help. Today, I’ll share some of my experiences with this social minefield.

May 7, 2021 / Being a Dad

This post is not a commercial for Rainbocorns, or a review of them. No, I had a pretty rough week, last week, and that makes me contemplative about Covid.