Our kids may never believe it, but there was a time when we responsible old fogeys were preeeettty cool. We used to hang out with friends, play video games, and be able to identify currently popular dance moves. We sometimes even listened to rap music.
That’s right. Mom and Dad used to be all that and a bag of chips.
Like many parents however, we found that once we had cute little kiddos, with attentive little ears, and impressionable little minds running all around our house, we had to start watching what we were listening to. Which meant that the Straight Outta Compton cassette tape that Andy nervously bought at the mall record shop with his friend Tony back in like sixth grade even though neither of them sufficiently advised their parents that they contained almost nothing but explicit lyrics hasn’t been played in years.
But thanks to our new favorite YouTube MC Wes Tank, all that is about to change.
If your kids are anything like ours, they’d love for you to read books and stories to them pretty much all day long. And while we think that’s awesome (even if it is a little rough on our vocal chords), we sometimes need a break from all the once upon a times and happily ever afters.
Fortunately, there’s a really easy way to spice up your child’s ordinary reading and writing routine – poetry!
The Martha Stewart website isn’t just a place to get insanely yummy-looking Nutella Hot Chocolate recipes anymore. (Seriously, wow. We are totally trying that one.)
It’s also a place to get awesome tips from your favorite parenting experts. That’s right, yours truly, The Doctor and The Dad, were interviewed for a super fun article on MarthaStewart.com about how to have super fun family nights with your kids!
In celebration of Andy’s 7th year as a father, Amber and the kids have listed the 7 reasons we think he’s the best dad ever!
1. He fills our life with music
Andy brings music to our days in so many different ways. Like playing songs on the piano that our one-year-old baby girl sings along to, teaching our seven-year-old daughter and four-year-old son piano lessons, and picking out fun songs to play for the kids – including the recent family favorite: “Raining Tacos.” Continue reading 7 Reasons We Have the Best Dad Ever!→
So we haven’t written any “Bad Baby Names” in a while – mostly because we’re pretty sure we were the only two people around who actually thought they were funny.
But you know what they say: the Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow’s kid) doesn’t fall far from the tree (Gwyneth Paltrow, we guess).
That’s why we were only mildly surprised – and pretty darn amused – when our Six-Year-Old Daughter started cracking herself up the other night talking about some of the silliest names for people that she could think of. These included… Continue reading Bad Baby Names: Kid’s Edition!→