You could actually be HERE…

I’ve seen this ad all over the place lately. It’s a cool shot with great composition but for some reason it got me thinking about the message it could be giving to girls. My girl specifically. I’d like her to believe that there is another option for the location she could be in this shot – piloting that rocket ship. So, I tweaked it a little..

you-are-here

Nasty.

camp bags

Any parent whose kid has gone to overnight camp can relate to this. Thanks very much Camp Ponacka and Camp Tanamakoon…

Huge undies and teeny tiny butts

undie folding

Ok, let’s start off by making a few things perfectly clear: In our current set-up, I do pretty much all the laundry, including folding and putting away for my wife and I. The kids get folded laundry on their beds and are responsible for disrupting the carefully folded garments and jamming them into their drawers. Sometimes I have all the clean clothes dumped on our bed mid-fold when I get distracted and leave things in a semi-finished state. Such was the case yesterday when the kids came into our bedroom and for some reason decided to start folding things. Ben hit my underwear and after two tries declared it impossible. He then proceeded to perfectly fold my wife’s underwear. I’ve always found women’s underwear damn near impossible to fold. Fronts look like backs, strings are tiny, they look the same upside down or right side up. It’s always been a puzzle so I typically fold things into a tragically unappealing ball and call it quits. My 10 year old son revealed the simplicity for me in 4 easy steps – see below:

undie fold

Ok, lesson learned. Watch out Marie Kondo, you’ve got some competition. Thongs though are still a mess of spaghetti…

“Fashionably” Late

fashionably late

So this conversation literally happened almost word for word a few moments ago. I couldn’t resist running to my sketch pad and recording it. Who’d a thunk a 12 year old girl would take fashion advice from her 10 year old brother? Who’d a thunk he’d be so on point? These are the moments that need to be remembered.

Happy Father’s day! WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

Congrats to our contest winner Kristina, her husband Matt and their daughter Charlie! For  all the love they’ve been showing The Art of Dad comes a customized illustration about one of their family stories (and it’s a beauty – see below). Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

hooker dress

Tucking a collared shirt into one’s gym shorts qualifies as “dressing up” when one is 8

golfdressup

Footwear and the first snowfall

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1stsnowfall

Who gives a rip?!

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backwards shirt

New runners

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runners