Signs of Fall

I just dropped my older daughter off at school this morning. Second grade! The younger one starts her second year of preschool next week.

Ah, fall is in the air. You can smell it. Especially if you’re a parent with young children. Smell that?

Freedom!

For a few hours a day, at least. Time to breathe without the constant barrage of questions. “Daddy, do you have a big box so I can build a time machine?” “Daddy, if you could be any kind of fairy, what kind would you be?” “Daddy?… Daddy?… DADDY! Can I ask you a question?”

Time I don’t have to attend to someone else’s needs each and every second. Time I can attend to…

Yours.

Yes, I care about your needs too. So, as you may have noticed, I have now implemented a handful of helpful little touches to make it easier for you to commiserate with Captain Dad.

You can now follow me on Facebook, which means you’ll get a friendly alert when there is a pithy new post — and whatever else Facebook is good for (we’ll figure that out as we go).

Or you can subscribe by email by using the handy little box on the right. Or, if you’re really clever, you can use the RSS button in the address field of your browser. But if you’re that clever, you’re probably way ahead of me on that.

You can also follow me on Twitter. But, again, that mainly serves as a simple reminder that I’ve written or drawn something new.

Hmm… Sorry, I guess there’s not a whole lot of added value I’m offering with the social networking.

Fortunately, I know that Captain Dad readers won’t have a problem with that. Most are parents themselves and know all too painfully what it’s like to be spread as thin as the layer of peanut butter you put on your daughter’s sandwich when you know it’s forbidden at camp but she says she’ll die if she can’t have at least one lunch one day that she actually likes.

Anyway, it’s better social networking than I ever manage at school pick-up, where I never quite manage to arrange those play dates that all the moms seem to do so effortlessly. But maybe, if you all click away at these fancy new “Like” and “Subscribe” and “Follow” buttons, I’ll gain confidence in my social networking prowess.

And maybe, just maybe, my kids will have more play dates. It’s up to you, I guess.

Thanks in advance for your support!

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