Comments for It's not Mr. Mom. It's CAPTAIN DAD http://captaindad.org The manly blog of stay-at-home parenting Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:05:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5 Comment on In the News by Joseph C. Peterson http://captaindad.org/press/#comment-22576 Joseph C. Peterson Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:05:44 +0000 http://captaindad.org/?page_id=1016#comment-22576 Captain Dad;

Your writing & illustrations are commendable, as a father of grown productive young people in society I totally get your role. My wife also let me take control of raising our children while she ran our small family business. She (wife) did / does the cooking, or the kids & I would have starved. It may not be a “trend” for fathers to be the “house husband”, but to me it was/ is the most psychologically rewarding job.
Your niche in life outside of child rearing should be idealized by those that dramatize the task of bringing up our future in America. Thank you for your humor, but also serious outlook on today’s situations. Always like to see a proactive approach when so many use a reactive answear to a common sense situation.

Take Care,

Pete

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Comment on Do You Have Any Dreaded Events? Go Fish! by Rich in Redbank http://captaindad.org/2015/01/20/do-you-have-any-dreaded-events-go-fish/#comment-19484 Rich in Redbank Sun, 22 Mar 2015 01:55:41 +0000 http://captaindad.org/?p=3272#comment-19484 Thanks for the great stories!
Its nice to see I’m not the only crazy man who stays home and works from home.
I am also from IL as well.

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Comment on Do You Have Any Dreaded Events? Go Fish! by Lyle Harris http://captaindad.org/2015/01/20/do-you-have-any-dreaded-events-go-fish/#comment-18720 Lyle Harris Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:55:17 +0000 http://captaindad.org/?p=3272#comment-18720 Maybe an anonymous tip to PETA before the next school carnival is in order.

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Comment on Do You Have Any Dreaded Events? Go Fish! by Jack Connolly http://captaindad.org/2015/01/20/do-you-have-any-dreaded-events-go-fish/#comment-18547 Jack Connolly Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:11:18 +0000 http://captaindad.org/?p=3272#comment-18547 One of the harsh lessons of parenthood: Kids want pets. And sooner or later, pets die. And you and the kids have to deal with the aftermath.

During my 27 years of married life, my family had numerous fish, gerbils, a rabbit and a cat. I have presided over many toilet-side funerals (for the fish) and many backyard funerals (for the gerbils). Of course, my kids cried every time, and their grief ripped my heart out. And it isn’t just the kids who get emotionally attached to the pets. When we buried the first of the gerbils, I was just as busted up as the kids. (What can I say? I have a soft spot for small fuzzy critters.)

After my divorce, my ex got custody of the remaining pets–a bunny named Tober (short for October the 3rd, the day he was adopted) and a Maine coon cat named Mischa (after Mischa Barton–my daughter was obsessed with “The O.C.”). When Tober passed away, I was miserable for weeks, because I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye. Now Mischa is slowing down. Who knows how many years she has left. But when her time finally comes, I know I’ll be a wreck.

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Comment on Do You Have Any Dreaded Events? Go Fish! by Keith Geiselman http://captaindad.org/2015/01/20/do-you-have-any-dreaded-events-go-fish/#comment-18531 Keith Geiselman Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:13:22 +0000 http://captaindad.org/?p=3272#comment-18531 So glad to have you back. I was so inspired to come across your book at our local library last summer that I adopt your motto as my ideal self. Then you announced your ‘retirement.’ So glad to be smiling again as a type this.

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Comment on Do You Have Any Dreaded Events? Go Fish! by Keith Geiselman http://captaindad.org/2015/01/20/do-you-have-any-dreaded-events-go-fish/#comment-18532 Keith Geiselman Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:13:22 +0000 http://captaindad.org/?p=3272#comment-18532 So glad to have you back. I was so inspired to come across your book at our local library last summer that I adopt your motto as my ideal self. Then you announced your ‘retirement.’ So glad to be smiling again as a type this.

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Comment on Freewheelin’ by Katie http://captaindad.org/2014/09/25/freewheelin/#comment-18441 Katie Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:58:09 +0000 http://captaindad.org/?p=3252#comment-18441 I got surprisingly emotional reading this post. My daughters are just a couple of years younger than yours. My husband stays at home with them. We have frequently checked in here over the years for a laugh and a word of encouragement. We’ve shared with friends words of wisdom from your blog as if we know you personally! In fact, you completely reshaped the way we handle Santa in our house. Thank you for the transparency, honesty, and positive outlook on the wonderful, harrowing blessing of parenting. We look forward to following any future project you choose to share!

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Comment on Merry Christmas by Brian Scott http://captaindad.org/2014/12/23/merry-christmas-2/#comment-18247 Brian Scott Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:09:23 +0000 http://captaindad.org/?p=3266#comment-18247 Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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Comment on Freewheelin’ by Eileen http://captaindad.org/2014/09/25/freewheelin/#comment-17926 Eileen Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:06:56 +0000 http://captaindad.org/?p=3252#comment-17926 Every good luck to such a talented you.

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Comment on “Look at the Candy! Look at the Candy!” by Captain Dad http://captaindad.org/2012/02/06/look-at-the-candy-look-at-the-candy/#comment-16990 Captain Dad Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:23:51 +0000 http://captaindad.org/?p=1352#comment-16990 Brilliant. I will. Thanks. And yay, Stop and Shop.

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