Adventures of Darth Daddy

Sunday, January 14, 2018

It took an hour, and lots of swear words, but I was finally able to log in! 

So here we are in the future!

Many things have passed since my last log in.  Darth Logan in a high school now, Darth Lance is in middle school, and Darth Landon in completing 5th grade (soon to move up to middle school). Over the last 10 years, I have successfully created and administered a community outreach Aikido dojo (It's just like being a Jedi).  I also have been working in the field of Special Ed, working with students and adults with severe/profound physical and mental disabilities.  I love this work!  I'm on my final college required class before getting my FULL special education teacher license. 

The Last Jedi has just come out, and is a dismal embarrassment to any true and loyal fan of Star Wars.  I was there in 1977 for the beginning, and wish they had just stopped after 3 movies. 

Not sure if I will return to the blog.  Still mindful of the dangers of putting too much out there for the crazies to use against you.  Once on the web ALWAYS on the web.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

It's been forever

Darth Logan is now 11 years old (soon to be 12).  Darth Lance is 10, and Darth Landon is 7. 

I was browsing the internet and came across my blog.  The kids sat next to me as I read some of the posts to them.  It was great.  Decided maybe it's time to return. 

The other day I had the best day ever.  I was substitute teaching at my oldest sons school, and they had a pep rally at the end of the day.  He is one of only three 6th graders that made the football team.  So there I was in an auditorium full of screaming 6th, 7th and 8th graders, chanting cheerleaders, and out comes MY son with the football team.  I was one proud papa.  I was the only parent to get video and pictures of it too, as parents are not permitted to come to the pep rallys.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

The M-Latt is no more

If anyone remembers (or does a search for the M-Latt), it was a Mobile Light Armored Troop Transport. A kids trailer and Kids seat attached to my bike. It was stolen Aug 21st, 2011.

I will miss it. I will also keep looking for who took it.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Inspired - at least for the moment

A debt of graitude from Drake, and his wonderful blog.
Also found him on Facebook

He recently wrote about the 2 games that his child plays the best. 1 is pooping in a brand new diaper. 2 is waking up as soon as placed in the crib.
OMG! My sons all did the same damn thing!! No sooner did I change a diaper, and HERE COME THE GRUNTS!! And no lengthy chorus of "OH HELL NO" from you will change a thing. (cept another diaper!)

And I swear that there is some magical hidden button, on my kids dupa, that triggers them to wake INSTANTLY upon being placed in their cribs. All 3 did it. I used to fall asleep holding them, I was so tired. Then, I'd wake up, se them sleeping, and gently set them in their crib. As soon as I thought I'd get some rest - BAM - "Hey daddy!! Wanna play for another hour??" And once again, no lengthy chorus of OH HELL NO will convince them to go back to sleep.

For those of you still tuned in - I still have 3 little dark lords of the sith running around. 6yrs, 4yrs, and 1(almost 2) yrs old. I am STILL the stay at home parent, and with the exception of a slight crack under stress this early summer, love the job. During this past school year, the anti was upped as the oldest started kindergarten. No more lazy mornings of getting the 2 oldest to the same preskool by 9am. Oh no - 6am is now the "get up" time, oldest on the bus by 7am (or whenever the hell the bus felt like showing up). One mourning the bus just never showed - so I woke up the other 2, loaded us all in the truck, and headed off to skool. Only to be informed (and wrongly so) that WE must have missed the bus. Oh yeah - our fault. Must have ben daydreaming as we both sat on that corner, completely missing a BIG ASS ORANGE AND YELLOW BUS going by. Needless to say, me and my sarcastic super power are not quite the favorite (or welcomed) at my kids school anymore.
Then I had to have the middle child to his preskool by 9am. Pick up the oldest at 11am, then the middle by 12 noon. THEN it's off to lunch, and nap time (mostly for me).

This year ( 3 weeks from now) will put the screws to me even tighter. 2 of them on the bus at 7am, to be followed by 2 separate pick up times. And I was JUST starting to enjoy this "sleep late in the summer" mirage.

Let's hope the trucks stays running!!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Is this still here?

Man, I remember a time when this blog was the world to me. A means to keep track of my thoughts, reach out to others, and just vent when I needed to. Those were the days.

Now, I tend to open up Facebook, start to type something, and then just close the browser. Too damn many people have tried to use my blog ramblings to screw with me. Someone even tried to use my "religious" ponderings to get me kicked out of my (Christian) martial arts organization. And I was the senior instructor!
Someone recently posted a message that he came across my blog, and was glad to see it. He was happy that he wasn't the only one in my position (stay at home dad).

I don't think I deserve the accolades anymore - the ones who deserve it are the ones who haven't been silenced by dipshits who try to use your own words against you. Keep up the good work ya'll - I'll keep checking in from time to time. Maybe soon I'll find a new pair and be back at it full force.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Closer to the end of the year

Darth Landon now has 4 teeth. He has stood several times (unaided), but still has not started walking.

My fingers took 15 minutes to dethaw (I created that term), but it was worth it. I just got in from decorating the outside of the house for Christmas. Still have more to do, but I got lights on the roof and the peak of the house. I also managed to put a 4ft tall Grinch inflatable on the porch roof.

Things are as busy here as they have every been. Busy schedule with the 3 boys, martial arts programs, repairs on the family fleet (mostly brake jobs). Now that they end of the year is approaching, things are only going to get worse. Both mine and Darth Logan's birthday are in December, as well as 2 Christmas performances at different schools, work , and all the "trying to get more work"! I'm starting to fill the calendar with Santa work.

Not much else to write. Hang in there, and I'll do the same.
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