How was your day?

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I guess I shouldn’t complain. A week and a bit into school and so far there are no complaints. When I see the kids and ask them how their day was, I’m hoping to hear about funny things that happened with friends, class updates, teacher stories, team goings-on. Pretty much every day the answer I get is “Fine”.

I suppose fine is a lot better than: “Awful”, or  “I hated my day and I can’t wait for summer.” or “That was the worst day I’ve ever had in my entire life. It could be the worst day anyone has every had in the entire world.” Answers like these would lead to bigger conversations than I’m probably really ready for. I’ve had a busy day too and getting dinner prepped and after school activities in line is enough of a distraction.

But.

I’m a parent.

So, I’m unrealistically looking for a glimpse, just a sliver of insight into how my kid’s day went so perhaps the answer they are giving me is just…

…fine.

 

Ahhhhh laundry….

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The signs are all there for when it’s time to outsource a role.

It’s good to know our roles…

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The conversation the other night, moments before the school meeting…

My back-up

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Holy Crap. I’ve been a dad for a decade… Part 2.

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Time rockets by. Perhaps it’s trite, but enjoy each and every day that you have with these little monkeys because before you know it, they’ve done full grown-up.

Happy Birthday my boy.

Enter The Art of Dad father’s day contest and win a customized illustration about one of YOUR family’s stories!

I’ve had a number of emails and comments from people over the years asking for prints of The Art of Dad so I thought I’d try something different for the upcoming Father’s Day. I’ve put together a contest through rafflecopter.com that will track Facebook likes, comments, tweets and follows, each worth one point. For one week the contest tracker will tally the points and on June 19th we’ll have a winner! I’ll contact the winner who will share with me an idea they have for a cartoon and I’ll draw a special illustration customized to the winner’s family. The cartoon will be featured on theartofdad.com on Father’s day and I’ll send the winner the original artwork! We’ll see how it goes!

Please share this with your friends and we’ll see what kind of response we get! Any questions, please email me at: artofdad@gmail.com

To enter the contest, click on the following link:http://gvwy.io/vn4j8tb

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Yes he said this, yes I had a great day, and no I don’t.

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Holy crap. I’ve been a dad for a decade….

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