Welcome Dad and Buried - we’re happy to have you Inside the Blogger’s Studio! This series is a way to get to know other bloggers, while also getting a glimpse into the life of a fellow parent. Who doesn’t love feeling like they aren’t the only ones going crazy?
Dad and Buried has a special little place in my heart because we had to do a joint post together for Blogger Idol last year. It…uhm…well… didn’t get such great reviews by the judges. However, we thought each other were hilarious! Ok, I actually don’t know if he thought I was, but I definitely thought he was. So since then, it’s like we’re old war buddies. Also, I’m thrilled to have a man finally in the hot seat! (it’s usually my hubby that has to suffer through all my interrogations…)
With that said, let the questions begin!
If you had to sum up your blog in two sentences, what would you say?
I started Dad and Buried as both a fight against losing my pre-parent identity and a kind of anti-bullshit, kids-are-a-pain-in-the-ass oasis in a desert of idealized kids-are-PERFECT hogwash. Once I had my kid and began drowning in a sea of constant “my way is the right way” superiority, it became the “anti-parent parenting blog”, because nothing bugs me more than a parent who pretends to have the answers. We’re all guessing.
What thing did you do today as a parent you wish you could take back and do over?
I woke up at 6:30. I’d like to go back and stop my son from barging into our bedroom, clutching his stuffed shark and screaming for breakfast. But to escape that, I’d really have to go back a few months and not convert his crib into a toddler bed. In which case maybe I’d go back a year or two and live somewhere with soundproof walls and bars on the doors…
What thing did you do today that you are happiest about?
Finished a growler of beer my friends brought down from my old neighborhood in Brooklyn. Oh, you mean as a parent? Taught my two-year-old the words to “Fight for Your Right” and “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” and then watched him try to breakdance as he sang.
What is your least favorite activity to do with your children?
Anything that inspires a fight, and he’s two, so that’s pretty much everything. Feeding him, dressing him, brushing his teeth, getting him to bed, reading “Llama Llama Red Pajama” – OH MY GOD I hate that book. I also hate running in circles with him. Who likes running in circles? Kid’s gonna make me puke. And finally: bubbles. I WILL FIGHT WHOEVER INVENTED BUBBLES.
What is your most favorite activity to do with your children?
I love tickling him. I love to hear my son’s laughter. I also love that when he’s laughing he isn’t able to scream and cry and whine and beg to watch another episode of “Super Why?” or ask me for Goldfish.
When your child drives you absolutely crazy and you want to scream a curse word, which word do you wish you could say?
F@ckface! That’s not actually among the words I catch myself mumbling in his general direction, I just really like it and want your readers to know. The ones I actually catch myself suppressing when my son pisses me off aren’t insults, they’re just F-bombs and “sh!ts!”
What’s your favorite lie you have ever told your child?
Oh man, I LOVE lying to my kid. He believes everything! My favorite one is probably telling him that Mommy and I are going to sleep at the same time he is, which is only true if “going to sleep” is code for “getting hammered now that he’s finally out of our hair,” but it usually convinces the little dope to finally quit wailing and actually shut his eyes.
At what moment did you realize that you really were grown up?
Yesterday, in the midst of potty-training, I sang a song to my kid about how all his favorite superheroes like to go potty, and then I continued to sing it to myself for the rest of the day. So I’ll have to get back to you on this one.
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