First there was a Man. Then a Woman. Then in quick succession, two cats, a confused dog beast, and two kids. I stay at home with them. I'm the Man

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I am the Lord Of Chaos. Fear me. Or be entertained by me. Little kids are drawn to it like white guys to indie-pop. Some adults, too. It's made me fun and laid back and pretty non-judgmental.

I try hard to control it's effects. Mitigation is the watch word. I do pretty ok most times. I can make up for it with a lack of laziness, compassion and love for my family, and a coping mechanism I've developed. When things seem out of control and unmanageable to most, I calmly glide through the situation, blithely unaware that that thing over there is about to explode. And who knew you could bathe a baby in a crock pot set to low?

The negative side of my superpowers tends to manifest itself around times like now. The holidays. On the one hand, I am relatively unaffected by the stress that settles over most people's lives. I'm in good spirits, unworried about getting the shopping done, pretty sure that everything is going to work out. And it does, most times.

However, now the house is in a state that can best be described as I can't find the cat. For 2 days. I thought I heard her mewling under a pile of ornament boxes, but that was the Pumpkin Man.

So, I will be spending my time cleaning, organizing, tossing things out, and finding domesticated animals. How will you guys enter the New Year?


Speaking of Chaos, I've got a post up at dadcentric concerning the big northeast snow storm.

Here's an excerpt:  snow

Give it a read, if you get the chance, won't you?


  1. Luckily we have kids old enough to clean up the mess.

    Like good little slaves, they are....

  2. I'm gonna kick off the new year by taking a shovel into our living room, and just dig until I find our carpet.

  3. Lay low watch a good movie with a friend, pop some bubbly for sure!!

    Happiest of Holidays & All the Best in the New Year!

    Art by Karena

    ps I have a giveaway!

  4. Loved the post over at Dadcentric. Hope you find your cat! Our Christmas tree already looks like someone's rummage sale, so I just take the crap off the floor and throw it on there. Looks great!

  5. I start rubbing my hands through my hair a lot when things get chaotic. That is my first warning sign. Then I know things are not good.

  6. My wife knows when I'm reading a good blogger. We share an office. She knows you're good. I'm checking you out because you're in Knucklehead's Blogoff. You're first column really got me. Love it. I'm subscribing in Google Reader. I'll follow you in Google Friend, too. Anyway, I look forward to the contest. Peace, Brother.


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