Posts made in February, 2013


You’ve likely seen the images on Facebook or Pinterest or wherever of a dad doing something fun with his child with a caption that says something like: “this is what a great dad looks like” or “I know what a great dad looks like.”   You’ll see comments like these under videos of dads playing with their kids too.  When I first saw these I agreed for the most part, but there was something about them that unsettled me.

I started thinking about it the other day, an activity that often gets me into trouble … but one that also saves me every day from living a life less than my dreams.  In those moments of thought it dawned on me that as a society we have terribly low standards for dads.  If we can look at a dad simply playing with his child and say that he is a good or great dad, then something is wrong.

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I was speaking with a friend today, an utterly amazing woman named Pamela MacDonald, and we started talking about daddy activities.  I lit up as I started to talk about my list of activities to do with our kids as they grow up.  But Pam provided an elegant insight to the conversation.  She and I talked about how I could write to my child right now.

This idea makes a lot of sense to me.  I used to write love letters on some of my loneliest nights when I dreamed of sharing love with a special woman.

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Dreaming of Baby

Dreaming of Baby


Posted By on Feb 8, 2013

You know those times when you wake up from a dream and you’re still kind of in dreamland.  You feel like the dream is real just for a few seconds before you realize you’re dumb (just kidding).

For example: After I got home from teaching ESL in Korea for a year I had a hard time getting my sleeping pattern back in order.  One night when I woke up I was beside myself wondering how the heck I was going to make it to class in time … seeing as I would have to fly there!  Boy was I in trouble … Lol.

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