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Hey son, admit it: you like her

November 6, 2011


Hey son, feel that? Weird, huh? I know what you’re thinking: It can’t be what you think it might be. NOBODY likes girls. Well, teenagers do, but that’s just gross. And as I recall, you intend to skip that whole phase (we’ll discuss the practicality of that later). OK, so if it’s not about girls, […]

6 important considerations before you start to procreate

November 1, 2011


  Welcome to the fifth instalment of WTF Wednesday where there are no stupid questions. I can’t make the same promise about the answers, however. Today’s question comes from an anonymous person, via one of the search engines, who writes: Dear IBMP, What are the things to be considered to be a parent? It’s great […]

Lost in plain sight

October 3, 2011


You: Dad, where’s my Lego Creator set? Me: How should I know? Where’d you use it last? You: In my room. Me: Okay, did you look there? You: Um, no. Me: Well maybe you should. . . . Dad, it’s not there. Then look somewhere else. I’ve looked everywhere. I sort of doubt that, because included in the […]

It’s IBMP WTF Wednesday! Ask the expert. I should know; I have a blog.

September 28, 2011


Welcome to the first Want The Facts Wednesday, or as we like to say, WTF Wednesday: bad advice delivered expertly. Today’s question comes from Party in Peoria, who writes: Dear IBMP What does it mean when my 4 year old son walks around saying that there is a party on his penis? Should I call […]

If you want to get away with it, work on the delivery

August 20, 2011


“With stealth and precision the beast struck from behind – its razor-sharp fangs glowing in the October night. My homework didn’t stand a chance…” “I’d kill myself but I’m not allowed to use knives.” I’m sorry if I started to laugh when you said that, son; I tried really hard to keep a straight face.  […]

My son guest blogs: I’m gonna become my dad? That’s the worst thing ever!

August 14, 2011


If you’ve been hanging around this blog for a while you know that I’ve Become My Parents is really a big long note to my son. He’s still a bit too young to read some of it, but he knows what it’s about. I recently asked him what he thought about the idea of growing […]