Fathering in the Now

Musings on parenting and presence

Month: November, 2010

On Thanksgiving for Single Dads

I read this blog post The Meaning of Family, Alternative Thanksgivings and All by the fabulously talented Chris Jones a few days ago and have been thinking about it ever since.

In particular, how often am I watching and negatively judging other dads and/or feeling judged myself? What I call “Yardstick mind” leaves us all short.

A modern parenting moment

I’m making porridge with Lilyana in the sling while she plays the Cupcakes game on the iPhone, each of us trying to see what the other is cooking.

My son is gay (via Nerdy Apple Bottom)

I’ve been thinking about color, clothes, and gender a lot lately, and this widely (at least in my circles) reblogged post raises some of the same issues, so I’ll leave it to Nerdy Apple Bottom:

My son is gay Or he's not. I don't care. He is still my son. And he is 5. And I am his mother. And if you have a problem with anything mentioned above, I don't want to know you. I have gone back and forth on whether I wanted to post something more in-depth about my sweet boy and his choice of Halloween costume. Or more specifically, the reactions to it. I figure if I'm still irked by it a few days later, I may as well go ahead and post my thoughts. Here are th … Read More

via Nerdy Apple Bottom

haiku-ish

morning sun on daughter’s
sleeping body. heart beating
loudly in my ears.