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Go with the flow…

But keep your plunger handy.

Stark Raving Dad

  • And so, it happened… that moment I’ve been hoping for, yet kind of dreading at the same time.  My son suddenly turned into the fine young man he’s going to be.  Did it catch me off guard?  A little bit.   Did it throw me for a loop?  I think so.  Did it make me proud?  Absolutely.  And it all happened at my latest signing event in Corte Madera.  After turning all my parenting pain into “funny”, the kid who inspired a heck of a lot of it – was actually helpful.

Stark Raving Dads are formed in the fiery forges of constant motion and catastrophe. With kids – we learn we may never have a free moment again, Mom no longer appreciates our sarcastic humor, and that we weren’t completely ready. But you are not alone! There are millions of Stark Raving Dads just like you – utilizing a strong sense of self-preservation, and conveniently overlooking loaded diapers.

 

This blog is my chance to share with other Stark Raving Dads. Its also a great spot to “test drive” new poems, spotlight the “challenges” of fatherhood, and ignore the peanut butter smudges on my armrests. My parental control is being tested everyday… and it all happens – right here!

  • And so, it happened… that moment I’ve been hoping for, yet kind of dreading at the same time.  My son suddenly turned into the fine young man he’s going to be.  Did it catch me off guard?  A little bit.   Did it throw me for a loop?  I think so.  Did it make me proud?  Absolutely.  And it all happened at my latest signing event in Corte Madera.  After turning all my parenting pain into “funny”, the kid who inspired a heck of a lot of it – was actually helpful.  Hmmm?  That’s funny.  This kid who’s been my source of constant consternation for close to 12 years (yeah, he inspired a lot of my kevetching poems!) was suddenly, helping me out… setting up A/V equipment… organizing!   But most importantly, just being good support.  Honestly, I was kinda blown away… in a good away. You see – the turnout at the signing event was pretty slim.  And we......

  • I’m learning a lot as I head into the 2nd week with STARK RAVING DAD on book store shelves.  Probably the biggest is that the word “poems” scares a heck of a lot of people.  It’s so hard to get them to see past the idea of organized verse, even when the prose is disguised as irreverent, parenting, potty humor!!  However, when they actually DO read the poems – I’ve gotten a lot of chortles, joy, and people telling me they’ve “laughed out loud”!  That’s such a great feeling.  It’s an even better feeling when people tell me they’ve lived through all of these – and that they totally “felt” each of these captured moments.  I’m so thrilled to know that my “misery loves company” parenting poems are reaching people. However, sitting on the Barnes & Noble “Father’s Day” table doesn’t mean shoppers are going to crack that cover and look inside.  That word “poems” is still staring at them.......

Stark Raving Dads are formed in the fiery forges of constant motion and catastrophe. With kids – we learn we may never have a free moment again, Mom no longer appreciates our sarcastic humor, and that we weren’t completely ready. But you are not alone! There are millions of Stark Raving Dads just like you – utilizing a strong sense of self-preservation, and conveniently overlooking loaded diapers.

 

This blog is my chance to share with other Stark Raving Dads. Its also a great spot to “test drive” new poems, spotlight the “challenges” of fatherhood, and ignore the peanut butter smudges on my armrests. My parental control is being tested everyday… and it all happens – right here!

RESPONSIBILITY ARRIVES ON THE

WINDS OF DIAPER CHANGE.

Stark Raving Dad