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I used to be skinny: An encore post.

June 19, 2012


    I did this cartoon today and thought it would go well with one of my favorite posts from about a year ago. So just for fun, here’s the slightly revised post called I used to be skinny, too. ——– Son, I used to be skinny.  No, really, I did.   You’re going to […]

A no-fail way to cope when your child won’t shut up at the movies

January 17, 2012


Welcome to this week’s installment of WTF Wednesday, where the quality of our answers is matched only by the inverse of the quality of your questions. This week’s question comes from Julia Warrender, owner of Life With a Parasite and tweeting as @jwarrender, who writes: Dear IBMP, When you learn your child is one of […]

Bad news, son: I’m human

October 16, 2011


You came home Thursday with French homework. You were going to have a test on the numbers up to 21. You didn’t bring home any study materials. Why? Because you figured I could teach you the numbers. I can understand why you’d think that. I can fire off the French that I do know with […]

Son, it’s time we talked about sports

July 4, 2011


“Hey Dad, at the class picnic I was sitting there thinking everyone hated me and Danny came up to me and said I was ‘hard to hate’. Isn’t that a funny thing to say?” The way you said that yesterday, son, totally caught me off guard. You said it as if the “everyone hated you” […]

We interrupt our usual snarky sarcasm for a brief bit of warm-fuzziness

June 19, 2011


What can I say? It’s Fathers Day and here’s what I got this morning:

Advice for my son: What you need to know about middle school

May 7, 2011


Given that you have my genes, you should know that in middle school there are only two kinds of kids: those that are miserable and those that make them that way. You’ll be in with the 98% that make up the former (sorry). Your only consolation will come several years later at your class reunion where you’ll […]