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Daddy Do It!
Minneapolis, St. Paul
A Dad
Interests: dadding
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Daddydoit had a painful but nonetheless incredible experience this weekend. After two days of a nasty stomach ache, I decided it was time to go to the ER and get slapped around a little bit. I figured they'd give me some supersonic Pepto-Bismol, and I'd be home before the kids... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at Daddy Do It
Apologies to Nelson Mandela! Max chose him for his school biography subject, and part of it was to make a sock puppet of whomever was chosen. Notice just a touch of grey in the hair, his red bowtie, and life-like hands. Max wanted to have him holding something in his... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Other than my wife, I'm thankful for three things: My kids, my kids, and my kids! Brea Fern, Author of The Immaculata, a Mystery
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I was driving to pick up my wife from work the other day in our Honda van. My son had fallen asleep in the back with my eleven-year-old daughter sitting next to him. I heard some sniffling. I knew it wasn't my son making the noise because he was fast... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Daddy Do It
My friend Marc is an incredible person. He's been very successful in the business world, he's a wonderful father and husband, and he's very smart. Over pancakes and pork sausage the other day, we compared fathering styles. I commented that I wanted to be around for my children, that working... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at Daddy Do It
First, Daddydoit needs to apologize for being AWOL for the last couple of weeks. We experienced a death in the family. A very important person to my wife, our children, and me died overseas. We are still walking with grief and will for quite sometime. His death was a great... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Max and I were watching The News Hour on PBS the other day. The screen depicted the squaller and mess that's been created by Kim Jong Il and his minions. The story went on to speak about the human rights abuses and the torpedoing of the South Korean ship that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Shirley from Chicago writes: "I'm not sure how to talk to my kids about the Muslims. I see all the images on the television, and my kids see them too. They haven't asked, but I think I should talk to them about it. I realize that I don't know much.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Fred from Eden Prairie, Minnesota writes: "I'm a single guy with no kids, and I've been hearing a lot about schools this and schools that. So many bleeding hearts complaining that the schools need more money and the teachers need more, etc. The complaint I've got is that I'm forced... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at Daddy Do It
The Immaculata, a Mystery Minneapolitan Mary Ashton is plagued by nightmares. With the help of her computer-savvy friend Merton, she investigates her own father and begins to suspect the details of her mother's death may have been fabricated. After meeting the priggish Dr. Reginald King, Mary hides in Lafayette Sanitarium's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2010 at Daddy Do It
The Minnesota State Fair is also known as the Great Minnesota Get Together. And it is great, but it's only great two weeks out of the year. There's another great Minnesota gathering place that's available every day of the year. It's less crowded, usually. There are tons of animals to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Kyle writes Help with my wife. I work a full time job, do the cooking and grocery shopping, my laundry and the kids and when I can't stand the bathrooms or floors anymore I get to clean those also. Not to mention any work that needs to be done... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Hey kids! Why eat those nasty vegetables when you can drink them? Max never knew how sweet carrots were until we juiced a couple. We added apple, a little ginger for spice, and then some parsley to give it some bling. It's the perfect thing on those killer hot, steamy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Judith from St. Paul writes: Thanks for all the great ideas! [See: Things to Do with Your Kids: Granddaughters for a Summer Visit.] This Grandma has been inspired to search out all sorts of other goodies. I recommend Comedy of Errors at the Shakespeare Festival in Winona with a visit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Daddy Do It
These chocolate chip cookies are extremely high in fiber. Which means if you eat them without taking an enzyme supplement you'll get your own seat on the bus. If you eat enough of them, you'll get the bus to yourself. We call 'em good enough cookies because they're the Ford... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Last week Cici spotted it on TPT Life. She stuck a post-it note to my computer monitor so I wouldn't forget, and she kept reminding me in the van, at the park, at the co-op . . . It's a father-daughter play written in 1843 by the Spanish Romantic dramatist... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at Daddy Do It
It's about time diaper companies targeted men. For too long we've had to settle for beer, tools, and duct tape. The New York Times Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Prudence from Chicago writes Daddydoit: I met this guy who I really like. He has a good job. He's good-looking, and he's a gentleman. I asked him out months ago, but he's never met me half way. I still feel like I'm chasing him, but he appears to be enjoying... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Four days at the Kalahari Water Park in the Wisconsin Dells! I would have been proud if on my gravestone was carved, "He never made it to the Wisconsin Dells!" To be sure, that had been my plan. (To never go to the Dells. Not the gravestone thing.) But too... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Grandmother Judith from St. Paul, Minnesota, writes: Dear Daddydoit, My 12 and 13 year old granddaughters are coming for a visit this summer. It used to be easy to entertain them - swimming, camping, zoo etc. Except for swimming if it is hot, the rest of the outdoor activities are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Cici is starting on writing her summer chap book. She's fond of the Twilight series and Harry Potter. My guess is that she will write some kind of mystery. I can hardly wait to see what she comes up with. When she was younger, she and I played story games.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Daddydoit has an eleven-year-old daughter. Last night she reminded me that she'd be driving the car in five years. "Smashing it up," she said! After we had a good laugh and I got over how fast my little angel is growing up, I suddenly realized that she would be off... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Daddy Do It
It's pronounced crep, like pep, but with a cr instead of a p. (Not creep, like that guy who sold you your first used car.) Crepe batter is like runny pancake batter. Presumably a French invention. If you've ever had breakfast in Paris you've probably seen how they eat their... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Daddy Do It
Daddydoit would love to brag about some magical formula for overcoming daybreak tween-negative-inertia. It'd be great to report some mechanism for motivating my sleepy-head kid to spring out of bed every morning with a smile. But I'm a complete failure in this department. My daughter has won that battle. She... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2010 at Daddy Do It
At bed time, Max requested that I turn the lights on in his room and cuddle. I read out loud a few pages of the mindless fantasy book he's into now and then just laid there with him. Although he's only eight, he's starting to look like such a young... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at Daddy Do It