Must-read books to add to your shelf

Storytime is a wonderful and strong tradition to have in your household, and the earlier you start with your kids the better. We’ve made storytime a nightly habit in our house, starting the week our little guy came home from the hospital. Now almost two, it has become routine for him to go to theContinue reading “Must-read books to add to your shelf”

Get yer ice cream? No thank you

There is just something inherently creepy these days about the Ice Cream Truck coming down the street. If you’re an ice cream truck driver, I apologize. It’s very likely not you. Or at least, I hope it’s not you. Oh, I’m sure that back in the day it was an innocent and smile-inducing moment toContinue reading “Get yer ice cream? No thank you”

Childhood Amnesia

Like many other families, this past year and a half or so has had its share of up and down moments, but we’ve been lucky enough to have many more ups than we have had downs. Every time our little guy learns something new, makes a new expression, says a new word, or just enjoysContinue reading “Childhood Amnesia”

Looking to the Stars

Some people may scoff at the idea of a comic book making a profound emotional connection with someone. But, since you’re at a blog called “The Dorky Daddy,” I’m hoping you either know what you’re in for or are open to the possibility. Feeling a craving for a bit of nostalgia from my teen years,Continue reading “Looking to the Stars”

Deep dish pizza, bathroom diaper changes and egg on my face

I took my son out to dinner recently, just he and I. My wife had the opening night of her recent play and he and I were having a guys’ night out. Partly, I did this as a bit of a test, to see how both he and I did on our own without mommyContinue reading “Deep dish pizza, bathroom diaper changes and egg on my face”

Guys’ Nights – Bonding, Learning…

My wife has decided to jump back into theatre. She’s missed it for quite some time, as it was a very large part of her life for so long (and how we met), but we both felt when she was pregnant that it was best to step away from the stage and take some timeContinue reading “Guys’ Nights – Bonding, Learning…”

Operation Gratitude

I don’t do a lot of holding onto my comics when I’m done reading them these days. It’s rare I come across something I want to hold on to ‘forever’ like I did when I was a kid. And with the proliferation of collected editions that easily fit onto a bookshelf, the number of actualContinue reading “Operation Gratitude”

(almost) Wordless Wednesday – Leela loses it

Okay, so this is not so wordless this time. It requires backstory. We were watching Sesame Street on Netflix recently and had to pause it for bath time. I suddenly noticed the odd moment at which we happened to pause, and started laughing at the moment it paused. My theory – Leela finally got sickContinue reading “(almost) Wordless Wednesday – Leela loses it”

Shattered

I learned how to remove (and eventually replace) a window pane on a French door recently. Why such a specific lesson, you ask? Because while playing around and being a little maniac, as little kids are supposed to be, our little guy used his head to shatter one of the panes on the doors leadingContinue reading “Shattered”