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Parenting Note #779 – Calendars

parenting note #779

The kids were with their mom this weekend, however, I saw them so many times for various events that it felt as though it was my weekend.

My son had a cross country meet on Saturday morning and a soccer game Saturday afternoon. My daughter had a Halloween parade early Saturday evening. Between sports, school, dance, theater, drums, and hanging with friends, I feel as though I need a calendar just for kid activities.

 

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The holidays are coming. The events, practices, and shows will soon triple, and other seasonal activities will get shoe-horned in. We’ll all blink and it will be January.

If your family is just as busy, I’d like to suggest scheduling a “we ain’t doing shit” day for some time in the next few weeks.

That’s right, schedule a day where you’re not doing a damn thing.

You’re not going anywhere, you’re not taking the kids anywhere, you’re not having anyone over, and you’re not doing anything that a functioning human would do.

Call it a mental health day, I don’t care, just make sure you do it. For your own good.

 

PARENTING NOTES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

  1. Parenting Note #778 – Buddies
  2. Parenting Note #777 – Taking Risks
  3. Parenting Note #776 – Random Acts of Kindness
  4. Parenting Note #775 – Telephone, Telegram, Tell A Father
  5. Parenting Note #774 – Pack It Up

 

OTHER STUFF I DID ON INSTAGRAM

If you’re following me on Instagram or Facebook, you probably saw the photo I posted of a single dad (presumably) trying to meet single moms thanks to a clever note left in a bowl of Halloween candy.

Reactions to the photo were overwhelmingly supportive. People called it hilarious, inventive, and gutsy. Some people thought the move was tasteless.

Here’s the first thought that popped into my head when I was sent the photo by a follower – what’s with the awful candy selection!?! Come on man, you’re trying to win over kids, and you’re gonna give out gummy LifeSavers?!?

This man either doesn’t have children of his own who can ridicule him for his poor candy choices or bought awful Halloween candy that his kids wouldn’t touch before October 31st.

STUFF I DID THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PARENTING

I wrote about dad jeans for The Manual and my prostate joke made the final edits.

OTHER STUFF I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT

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That’s all I’ve got this week. Everyone have a fun Halloween. Go meet some MILFs or DILFS and be kind to one another.

– Chris

 

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Chris Illuminati is a freelance writer and published author. Follow him on Twitter (@chrisilluminati), Instagram (@messagewithabottle) or email him at cilluminati@gmail.com.

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