Dad’s Eye View

I guess that’s how it is when you grow up and have children. The world is in a constant state of change, but so am I. The view through the window is never the same twice, and neither is the view from the eye’s of a dad.

When I was the same age as my little ones, it always seemed that all the world was a stage and that life was a movie starring myself. Outside of my agenda, nothing else really seemed to matter. I could never see the dangers that lie ahead in life. The let downs and the downsides that I would later experience. There was change happening all around, but I couldn’t see it, couldn’t understand it. I wasn Read More...

My Son Likes Pink, My Daughter Likes Blue

As modern day dads, we have been working to smash the mold cast by media, pop culture, and generalizations based on the past. For our children, we must also work just as hard to smash the molds of stereotypes that are put in front of them everyday. We can be advocates not just for our children, but for ALL children. Join me in the commitment of raising understanding and inclusive children. For their sake, and for a better future for them all.

Throughout our lives we are force fed stereotypical junk food about genders. Boys in blue, girls in pink. Boys should play superhero and war, girls should play princess and dress up. I don’t know how this came about, or why it still continues. One thing I do know is this: In my house, my children will be raised to look beyond such crap and see people for who they are as people. Does it really matter that there be Read More...

Safety First: Fears and Best Laid Plans

You want to be there to protect them at all times, but we all know we can’t be. We can however be teachers and guides to our children. We can teach them to trust in us and in what we say and that we want what is best for them. In the long run, they will appreciate and honor what you have done for them. That is a reward that I will cherish forever.

The idea for this post came to me after a comment I received on my blog from a close friend of mine, The Bolt. After reading his comment and talking with him during that day, I started thinking more about safety and what part we as dads play in the safety of our children. It comes as no surprise that one of the primary fears for me as a dad is the fear for my children’s safety. I think that is probably a prim Read More...

Taking a Step Back: The Beauty of Simply Watching

They were quietly playing separately, back to back, and both smiling away. It was such beauty, such magic in catching that moment in my eyes. A memory forever to be engraved in my mind as an image of innocence.

Today? Yes, today was one of those days. We have all had them. Nothing seems to go right, you can’t seem to get motivated, and all you want to do is go home to your family. That was my day today. I’m not going to go any further on that note. Let’s skip to the fun stuff! I finally got home to the family, and I was ready to unwind. The wife had some things to do, I had to wake Caleb up from his nap Read More...