Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tweedles' and Smoochy's Sinful FrenchToast

I love this blog thing. It's helping me to make the absolute best out of every moment as a Good DAD.  So Tweedles the 3 year old woke up at 5:16, 6:03, 6:21 respectively. At 7:04 I rolled out of bed for the last time today, so that my wife could catch a couple of extra winks.

It's 7 AM What can I do to be a Good DAD?

Well, TV was totally out of the question, since that was the reason Tweedles was up at the crack of dawn.  So I moved on to Breakfast. Hungry kids just end up sounding like cats in a clothes dryer.

So French Toast DipINsticks it is!  I should mention that I have never done this before, but I figure I can't mess it up that bad, can I?

Here's The Recipe:
  • 4 piece of Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  • 3 pieces of Cracked Wheat Sourdough
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 cup of 2% Milk
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract

Here's What I Did:
  1. I grabbed a 12" nonstick skillet and sprayed it thoroughly with pam... count to 18.
  2. Next combine all of the ingredients in a square pyrex dish and whisk or stir vigorously with a fork.
  3. Soak both sides of the cinnamon bread in the pool of eggy goodness
  4. Turn on the stove to medium
  5. Cook the toast for about 3 minutes on each side
  6. Cut the toast into sticks
  7. Serve with plenty of syrup - no problem since everything else is healthy

Both Tweedles and Smoochy the Kindergartener loved breakfast.  With just a little creativity and some dirty dishes, I have peaceful Saturday morning... and you can too.


Friday, October 14, 2011

What's Wub got to do with it?

So where do I begin today? It seemed like a perfectly routine day.  

So the question is.... Its 9:16 AM what have I done to be a Good DAD.  
Well let's see, my kindergartener ran into class and was there for a few moments when she ran back and said , "Dad, do you want a hug?"  This made me feel like we are doing a good job helping her adjust to all the rules of the world.  Then my little one, at a whopping three years old, said, "Watch dis daddy," as she proceeded to say, "Whoa whoa," and then throw herself on the floor laughing. It really is odd how diverse and yet similar these little girls are. On another note my nephew lives with us and although he has a dad, I treat him like a son.....Why? Because he's part of our family.  So the little one goes up to him and says "I Wub you Cuzin" and he said it right back. It really warmed my heart to hear the sincerity in his voice.
So I looked for the lady I mentioned yesterday, because I really wanted to thank her and help her back by letting all of you know about her... so we will just have to wait as she wasn't there and may be on a plane somewhere sharing her experience with others.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Message From The Universe

A funny thing happened this morning after walking with my daughter to kindergarden.  The truth is, I am not really sure how funny it is.  I met a woman who sees me every day and we got into a conversation.  Before I knew it,  she asked me... What kind of job I have that allows me to be so plugged in.

And I replied... I DON'T.  I got laid off in January of this year.  At first, I felt a bit insecure and wanted to immediately begin to justify all the great things I was doing to fulfill my society defined role of Bread winner.  However, this time I decided to just not sugar coat it.  So at the end of our conversation she told me her story of how a broken back led her to the life of her dreams.  I must admit that I was so moved by our conversation that I forgot to get her name.   It turns out she's an author and I'll be posting a link to her book and site tomorrow.

So here's was the advice I got..... Start a blog.  Ha ha ha ha.

So here we are, this is the birth of The Good DAD Revolution.  In this blog I plan to document the things I do that make me feel like a good dad.  I welcome your comments. Let's build a community. Let's ask that men everywhere join in pushing each other forward off the couch and out of the office, into the center of our families.

I want to thank my wife, Beth for her constant support and encouragement, in fact for the last several months she's being celebrating my success as a Good DAD.