“He’s never run through an airport for me, except for that one time”

, July 30, 2013

My wife, who continuously gives me too much credit, shared a link to this post on her Facebook profile this morning. “Could not agree with this more,” she said. “And this is what Matt is to me.” In fairness, I actually did run through an airport for her once. It was the day she finally […]

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Big city afternoons

, July 26, 2013

I’ve headed up to London with my wife today. We caught an early train out this morning, and we’ll be back on the south coast late tonight. Not bad for a lazy summer Friday. Whenever we head to the UK, we try to make time for a day or two in London. As much as […]

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Who will be my role model, now that my role model is an idiot?

, July 25, 2013

One of my most important job as a father, in addition to spouting terrible dad jokes, is screwing up the words to songs my daughter likes. It’s all part of a broader duty to be a giant goof for the sake of my kid’s amusement, and I think I’m off to a good start, if […]

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Back in the old country

, July 22, 2013

We’ve landed safely in the UK. My kid got plenty of sleep on the plane, thanks in no small part to the airline bumping us up to a row of three seats instead of two. Remind me to send Air Transat my thanks about that one. It’s a good time to be here! My mother-in-law […]

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Being a parent is easier if you’re white

, July 14, 2013

My daughter woke up at about quarter to one last night. I stepped away from Twitter, where everyone was venting about the George Zimmerman verdict, and I brought her a drink of water. It was time for another one of our late night talks. My daughter only knows about a dozen words, so she’s not […]

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“This baby is a rainbow of parental neglect”

, July 10, 2013

Listen, sometimes your kid is going to get herself covered in magic marker. Sometimes you’re running late, and you don’t have a lot of time to scrub it off. So yes, sometimes you’ve got to take her to daycare like that. Does it make you a bad parent? No. Before I became a dad, would […]

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You wouldn’t believe how quiet my house is right now

, July 1, 2013

Yesterday afternoon, we handed my kid off to my parents. She spent the night at their place, giving us a much-needed night off. She’s still over there now, and as much as I love her, I’m so grateful to have a little child-free time on a long weekend. We haven’t exactly painted the town red, […]

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Alec Baldwin returns in “The Hunt for Raging Actor”

, June 28, 2013

Alec Baldwin is missing! The Hollywood star and Twitter icon apparently deleted his account last night after tweeting an angry rant against Daily Mail writer George Stark, who had accused his wife of tweeting during the funeral of James Gandolfini. It’s sad when this sort of thing happens. Alec Baldwin is a talented and charming […]

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It’s all part of the job

, June 25, 2013

“All right!” I shouted in my big fun dad voice. “It’s time to go to work!” And I wish I hadn’t done that, because my kid wasn’t around to hear it. I’d already dropped her off inside the daycare, and now I was leaving alone. For all intents and purposes, my great big “let’s go […]

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Now more than ever, patience is a virtue

, May 23, 2013

My daughter has discovered tantrums. We’re doing our best to help her discover that they don’t work. It’s a long, loud process, but we’re slowly getting through it. There’s a precedent for this. For the first three months, she had colic. She was screaming day and night, and there was nothing we could do to […]

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