There is an antiloper in our kitchen. Three of them, actually.
And that is why I'm so glad for the Ikea Antilop!
Warning: Can be messy.
Because when you have triplets who have started eating in high chairs you have three things: Expenses; messes; and more messes. The Antilop knocks out all three. At $25 its affordable, even when buying 3. Made of simple plastic its easy to put together, easy to take apart, and super easy to clean. Did I mention that feeding triplets is messy?
A couple months ago I posted about a push up challenge, and at the risk of pushing this blog into a self-help section, I'm going to post something else that I really enjoy that I think might help a reader or two (all two of you!).
Lifehacker.com currently runs what it calls "Mid-Week Meditations," which is a short story on some piece of ancient wisdom. Oooohhhhhhh, its ancient. Just so you know, I'm not one to fall for the whole "ancient" is best meme.
But this is legit good stuff. They take a quote or concept from a philosopher in the past - think Marcus Aurelius - translate what the sometimes mumbo jumboish phrase means, and then kind of detail how you can apply it.
One thing I love about the series is that it doesn't dress up the knowledge too much. It doesn't make it out to be more than it is, or suggest that its great simply because some Greek guy said it 2,000 years …
When I first joined the world of Dad blogging I couldn't help but notice that lots and lots of Dads who blogged hated the way they had to dress their daughters. There were plenty of articles in the mainstream press on the same issue. Mommy blogs jumped in as well.
Were we limiting our daughters, or worse yet, damaging them, by dressing them in pink?
I was certain that society limits girls, telling them both subtly and not-so subtly that they can't do certain things. And sure, an adult is free to do whatever an adult wants, but once those signals are broadcast its hard to overcome, especially when those signals are received early and often.
Now, my daughter wasn't going to run into quite the same situation, because she has to brothers the exact same age so they pretty much all play with the same stuff. The boys play with Minnie and she plays with trains. Though, somehow, she shows more interest in Minnie and baby dolls and they have more interest in trains. Maybe I…
Its Super Bowl time, and since my team didn't make it, I haven't been paying very close attention. But I got to talking with Aaron Gouveia on Twitter after I noticed one of his tweets about how a redhead would never QB a team to said Super Bowl. Essentially, Aaron was mocking redheads. My team doesn't have a redheaded QB, so we are safe (for now!), but I mentioned to him that this might fall under the term of bullying. Aaron, in case you don't know, is rightfully well known in the Daddy-bloggersphere for his excellent Daddy Files blog. Seriously, go read it now, and follow @DaddyFiles on Twitter. And before I really get going on this rant, let me say: I get it. Even as great as Gouveia is, he probably can't hold candle to the prestige, money and social status of a Pro-Bowl NFL player like Andy Dalton. Andy Dalton could never do another thing in the NFL and probably still have more name recognition, money and power than Gouveia ever will. This isn't exa…