Dad Things - Issue #26
This past week I was keeping up with all the news happening in Ukraine. My youngest seeing all the unrest asked, "What's happening?" I never thought I'd have to explain the concept of war to a 6 year old.
I basically said that one country was trying to take over another country. He asked why and I answered, "I don't know." I didn't quite know how to explain all the different nuances of the situation. Luckily he stopped asking questions.
I like to think I'm prepared to answer all types of questions my kids may ask. This just goes to show that you'll never know what your kids will ask. Kids are sponges and they observe everything that goes on around them. I'm glad I didn't give him a watered down answer or make something up. They're smarter than you think.
Currently drinking 🍺: Pliny the Elder
Why Your Grumpy Teenager Doesn’t Want to Talk to You — www.nytimes.com
We don’t take our adolescents’ viruses personally and we probably shouldn’t take their grumpy moods personally, either.
I used to think my daughter was always secretly upset at me. Turns out, 99% of the time, she's not. Once I realized this, my relationship with her got a lot better.
🧀 I remember waiting in line for government cheese with my grandma growing up.
🍽️ This review of a Michelin starred restaurant written by someone who has never eaten at one is delightful. "
⚡ Ford splitting their electric car business from ICE business seems like a great move. It's a pity that the brands I grew up loving, Honda and Toyota, have nothing (yet) to show in terms of full electric cars. Plug in hybrids do NOT count.
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