"Murphy was an optimist!"
My Typical Morning March 31, 2008 11:46 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Of Being Dad
30 minutes of my day.1 comment so far
For my wife, I’ll sing of sushi March 30, 2008 6:07 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Health, Humor, Love, Mental, Philosophy
I have meeting clothes March 30, 2008 10:27 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Amy, Daily Life, Family, Of Being Dad
In preparing for our father daughter dance last night, Amy explained that I had to wear my "meeting clothes." See, some people have dress clothes or even church clothes but apparently in the eyes of my sweet little five year old, I only get fancied up when I have to leave the house for a meeting! I love that girl!
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"If I hafta wear a dress, then Daddy has to wear his meeting clothes." [Source, Cathy’s Twitter]
He & Me March 30, 2008 9:09 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Amy, Daily Life, Family, Of Being Dad
I had the pleasure of my first ever father and daughter dance last night. My daughter was beautiful and moved with grace! Of course, watching one other father and daughter burn up the dance floor made me wish I had brushed up on some dance steps. Amy and I laughed, jitterbugged, swung, locked elbow to elbow squaring dancing for Rocky Top, and just plain boogied! I stood on the sidelines while she did the cha cha two step. I forgot to Tango with her which she had requested. Of course, the only way my date would accept a dance from me was if I placed my left hand on my chest, extended my right arm out in her direction with a flip of the wrist, dipping my head and making an exaggerated bow. The gym was packed with familiar faces and Amy danced with her friends and had discussions with other dads. I foresaw the future as one of the older girls frequently ditched her father to hang with her friends; 30 seconds of dad, 10 minutes of friends, repeat.
Whenever I post about family, I think back to March 24, 2006 which is when I finally started paying more attention to KristyK’s January 24th wish to see more discussion on blended families.
I know of a few blended families that I read online [Cathy and her husband, Poetical, Educating Hercules]. But,even though these are blended families, I donâ€™t read a lot about the â€˜stepâ€™ part. [Source, KristyK, there are no rules for this]
Sarah, my older daughter, missed out on doing the father/daughter dance. At the age she would have been doing these dances, her biological father had left, and she, her two brothers, along with her mother were living in the grandparent’s house. I am sorry that Sarah missed that opportunity and I hope that she and I have dances in our future! You may note that we don’t use the word step in this family. It might be different if biodad came around more than 2 days a year. The older children had their choice to call me Doug, dad, that guy, or whatever. They also are free to call me step-dad. Those choose dad in both cases and I couldn’t be honored more! I don’t use step in referring to my sons or daughter because we are so close that at times I forget there was a sperm donor involved.1 comment so far
Quote of the Day March 29, 2008 11:53 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Philosophy, Quote
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Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. —Leo Tolstoy
Sarah trains Dharma March 29, 2008 2:00 pmPosted by utterz in : Daily Life, Dharma, Pets, Podcasting, Sarah
Of Grasshoppers March 28, 2008 5:38 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Grasshoppers, Philosophy
Student: Life is not nearly as complicated as I was led to believe.
Master: Life is not nearly as complicated as you have made it.
Carpool March 28, 2008 1:17 pmPosted by utterz in : Daily Life, Podcasting
How to have sex while 5 children are in the house March 28, 2008 9:48 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Health, Security, Sex, Technology, Touchy Subjects, War
Someone has finally figured out how to have intimate moments without fear of scaring the minds of your youth by having them accidentally walk in on mom and dad being gross. See this worksafe link for the details. Via BoingBoing.
- 1.25″ Polycarbonate Bulletproof Plating/Shielding
- Bio-Chemical Filtered Ventilation
- Control Panel Mode Selection (i.e., Basic System Ops., Intruder Setting, Energy Status, Lock Down, etc.)
- Cover & Door Actuators w/ Emergency Release
- One way see through head cover (reflective mirror on 2 sides and front)
- Safety Features (Proximity Sensor, O2 Sensor, Smoke Det., Motion Det. Ect,)
- Emergency Communication system (Cellular, Short-wave Radio, CB ect.)
- Audio Amplifier (Amplify sound from out side unit)
- Air/Water Tight Sealing
- External Override Key Pad & Remote Control
- Battery Backup Power
- Toiletry system
Please remember the vasectomy campaign!5comments
Of Grasshoppers March 27, 2008 12:29 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Grasshoppers, Philosophy
Student: Why do I do this?
Master: Why does a leaf, having fallen in the river, float downstream?
Self sufficient March 27, 2008 7:14 amPosted by utterz in : Daily Life, Podcasting
Awareness Test March 26, 2008 10:49 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Health, Mental, Of Interest
Try to count the number of passes the team in white makes.
Thanks to DwingDwang.add a comment
Please help my son March 26, 2008 9:37 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Education, Family, Health, Tommy
Tommy is doing a project in his Ecology class and needs to collect different opinions on a variety of topics. The first is regarding the water dispute between Tennessee and Georgia. Could you head over to Tommy’s blog and give him your thoughts in the comments of his post Water Dispute? Thank you!add a comment
Subtle. March 26, 2008 9:21 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Philosophy, Sex, Touchy Subjects
So, what do you eat on the holidays?
From the San Francisco Chronicle, April 4, 2005.add a comment