Well I managed to acquire 18 stitches this past weekend, but still had enough brains to be able to participate in our weekly podcast of Cast of Dads. We did the recording just a few hours after I had returned from the ER and enduring the wonderful process of someone sewing my forehead back together (sorry for the graphics there). Episode #28 “When Daddy Takes a Tumble” discusses my intelligence and how it happened, but we also talk about other injuries we or our kids have had among other things.
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When your kids get hurt, it is a devastating thing. Your job as a parent is to protect them at whatever cost. When you yourself get injured, it is a different matter entirely. I used my “stupidity” as a lesson to my kids, reinforcing about being careful when running and not to do things that are dangerous. Since my kids are young, the lesson was around simply being safe when doing activities. Had they been older (e.g., of drinking age), my “lecture” would have been quite different. While my injury was alcohol related, it did NOT involve driving or doing anything dangerous, it was merely that I tripped on my driveway as I walked back from a neighbor’s house. Obviously my equilibrium and balance were not what they should have been. But enough said on that topic, it obviously “left me in stitches”.
We did discuss quite a few other topics apart from injuries including, one on one time with your kids, teaching them how to cook, and trying to break the summertime bad sleep habits.
Here are the topics we covered in Episode 28:
- Michael falls down
- Battle scars are cool
- Macallan Scotch is C.C.’s favorite
- Stitches Stories
- Looking for finger tips
- Brad IS ok after last week’s show
- One on one time with kids is priceless
- NJ Vacation
- Easing back into school bedtime routines
- What to do when a child wants to be vegetarian?
- Teaching kids to cook
- Every guy must know how to cook
- Boboli Pizzas
- Caution with boiling liquids
- Oven door dangers
- Scooping out the toilet
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Cast of Dads is a group of podcasting and blogging dads who gather to gab about fatherhood. The cast of dads includes C.C. Chapman , Jeffrey Sass , Max Kalehoff , Michael Sheehan , and Brad Powell, who collectively represent 13 kids from the youngest of babies to full grown adults. Each of them brings a unique perspective to being a father.
HTD says: Ok, so I was dumb and paid the price. What sort of dumb things have YOU done and what was the result?