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Go with the flow…

But keep your plunger handy.

Stark Raving Dad

  • 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”

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!

  • 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.......

  • Yes, it’s basically like when you finally get your kids to sleep… you stumble to your bed, close your eyes, and … … it’s morning!!  And there are your kids – bright-eyed, in-your-face, and ready to go!!!  Except in this case, it’s my book STARK RAVING DAD.   I’m not sure how we got to the release date so soon, but I’m assuming its related to the fact that there’s been almost no time to even think about it.  Or I should say, in parenting terms … the usual. HOLY HOT MESSES!  SRD is in stores TODAY!!! I’m thrilled with the way the book turned out.  Which actually says a lot, cuz I’m pretty picky.  The kids’ art really compliments the irreverent poetry.  Now we’ll finally see if poems about plunging toilets, peanut butter on door handles, getting puked on, grinding up Star Wars figures in the garbage disposal, etc. actually appeal to the mass public.  Although, in all honesty,......

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