Category Archives: parenting

Dawn Of The First Day

So Far

Summertime

Aww yeah.

Raising A Revolution

I had a long conversation with the very excellent people of Samantha Blackmon’s “Not Your Mama’s Gamer” podcast the other day; I get rolling at around the half-hour mark. They’re quite flattering about the whole thing; we talk a lot about video games and parenting, and I had a great time doing it. One of […]

Besides The Photo And The Memory

After explaining the death of a neighbor’s cat to Maya, every conversation we have can now get incredibly heavy without the least bit of advance warning. “Dad, I want eggs for breakfast.” “Ok, Maya, how do you ask for things?” “Please can I have eggs for breakfast please?” “Sure. We can make scrambled eggs.” “Ok. […]

Fifteen Minutes Of Forever

Well, that certainly took off, didn’t it? I’ve had some pretty mixed feelings this week; putting a ton of time and effort into a startup that doesn’t take off and then seeing a tiny little side project blow up has had me quietly making Scumbag Internet ragefaces, but I suppose if Internet Fame was going […]

Flip All The Pronouns

Maya and I have been playing through Windwaker together; she likes sailing, scary birds and remembering to be brave, rescuing her little brother and finding out what’s happening to Medli and her dragon boat. She’s the hero of the story, of course. It’s annoying and awkward, to put it mildly, having to do gender-translation on […]

Ready To Go

Maya packed her bag, put her boots on and told me she was ready to leave home this morning. Well, that happened a little sooner that I expected. I suppose I’m going to have to get used to this feeling-very-proud-while-wanting-to-cry feeling.

The Great Escape

A few months ago I made a joke about my friend’s daughter, whose previous role-modelling efforts can be seen here. But, hahahahaha, it looks like my concerns were totally unfounded! Claire didn’t need to be a part of that conversation at all. Maya asked Mom for her keys yesterday, claiming that she needed to get […]

Protovillainy

Yes. And now they suspend me in this spring-mounted ceiling apparatus, exactly as I predicted. Everything is going according to plan. Excellent.