“Daddy, where does the pyramid come from?” Well, I get these types of questions regularly. My mother was recently asked by Julianna why she couldn’t see the moon during the day. What can I say, my kids are nerd-wannabes like their daddy. It makes me very proud. “Daddy, where does the pyramid come from?” Context:
The big moments in my parenting life are easy to remember. Daddaism was designed to be a place where Dads could share those moments. That’s what it is for me. That’s what it could be for you. Full disclosure: I love writing on this blog. I wish I wrote more but what I’m sharing here
I know what you’re thinking: Another post about Chinese Food Restaurants. Nope. Julianna is absolutely in the “questioning everything” phase. Why? Because she wants to know how everything works and the reasons things happen. Why? Because she’s generally inquisitive and ultimately relentless. Most if not all kids go through this phase I suspect. Because. Before
What do your kids know about you? What do they know about anything other than themselves? Kids are of course naturally selfish and why shouldn’t they be. Everything is about them and their worlds. What they want. What they need. We, the parents, in many ways are literally servants to their every whim, at least
Do as I say, not as I do. Do as I do, not as I say. Do not do what I say, just do what you do. Do what I say, and as I do, but only when I say so. Set the example. Eat your peas. Be a good person. Always tell the truth.
In a previous post I talked about how difficult it was to not laugh sometimes when my girls say or do things that are funny. I live in a household dominated by females. The women in my life have different terms than I do for some of the most common human interactions. My daughters (both
Julianna says things that are funny all the time and its really hard to not constantly laugh. Chloe has just recently started putting words together at a frightening rate. My wife and I decided on a kid-communication strategy “long” ago. We talk about everything with the girls. We are constantly describing things, asking them questions,