Tag: caitlyn

The Truth Fairy

Last night my 10 year old daughter, Caitlyn, came home barreling through the front door overly excited to show me that she had lost a molar tooth. I barely got the words out, “How was your weekend with your mom?” when I was quickly holding and admiring my daughter’s greatest loss. “You owe me big time! This one fell out by itself when I was eating a burger for lunch yesterday at mom’s.”

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How Band, Flags, and Cheers Make New Fans

It has been a little over a year since I have been assimilated into the high school football Borg. This cybermetic cultish collective has been an interesting process for me personally, now that my daughter is part of a band. For that reason, my obligation for watching football has increased a hundredfold. I have seen more live football in the past year …

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How to Build the 4th Grade Alamo Project

When I was a kid, the only resources available for school projects were the World Book Encyclopedias. Today encyclopedias are now Google searches. For my daughter’s 4th grade Alamo project, we got ideas off the Internet. So for all you parent surfers out there who need ideas and help for your child’s 4th grade Alamo project, here are the steps Caitlyn took in her assignment.

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A 16 Year Old Teen Cell Phone Contract

My Dearest Caitlyn, I am very pleased with the improvement of grades this past six weeks of three A’s and one B. This is a metaphoric improvement of the previous six weeks from which we had a failing grade. Please keep up the good work and continue to make school and band a priority. Below are the revised access times with your cell phone.

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How to Plan the Ultimate Sweet 16 Party

This year I ran across an easier idea that ranked 97-99% on the 16th birthday party poll. (Yes, I actually polled my daughter’s friends–I am that geeky!) The concept was a citywide scavenger hunt. Basically you invite a bunch of your kid’s friends over, give them a bunch of clues and a time limit, then have them take pictures of the answers for prices.

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Dad’s Letter to His 16 Year Old Daughter

I prayed and fought hard for you before you were born and have never stopped ever since. Some day you will truly understand the reasons I needed to be your full-time Daddy. A decision I have never regretted and the positive impact on your life is far better than I could have ever hoped or imagined.

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Top 10 Rules for Dating MY Daughter!

Dads one of my favorite customers has five kids and was giving me parenting advice when Caitlyn is old enough to date–which will be in about 30 years. I don’t think he wrote this himself, but it was too good not to share with the world.

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