In this episode, Michael and Scott offer responses to the age-old question, “Dad, can I pleeeeease have a llama [or some other insane thing]?” Plus, who will emerge victorious after a fierce game of “dueling diaries,” which pits father against llama-wanting son?
In this special Halloween episode, Scott and Michael list the five best and five most monstrous Halloween candies, as well as the top five ways to improve upon the greatest and weirdest festival of them all.
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Kids get Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost. Dads get jack squat. In the latest episode of The Compleat Dad Podcast, Scott and Michael provide dads with much-needed magical beings of their own. Bonus material helps dads break the hard truth about Santa to their toddlers.
Short quiz for dads:
- Is it OK to curse in front of your kids?
- Which word is more potentially damaging to young ears – #%& or %!#&?
- How come your #%&$ keeps %&?$ every five seconds? I mean, what the %#&?
Learn the answers to these questions and more in the new episode of The Compleat Dad, “Holy #%&$! You Curse in Front of Your Kids?”
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What is the correct way to use “that’s what she said” in conversation? How should you respond if someone asks you to pull their finger? In this episode, Michael and Scott discuss these and other critical life lessons that every father should teach his children.
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Join Michael and Scott for the dramatic conclusion of “It’s A THING Now,” a two-part exploration of parenting practices that were perfectly fine in the 70s and 80s but are now very much A THING. Taco Bell, anyone?
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When did play dates—and not just going outside to play—become A THING? When did dads stop letting their six-year-olds sit behind the wheel? When did it become unacceptable for kids to eat like crap? In part 1 of “It’s A THING Now,” Michael and Scott explore parenting practices that were perfectly fine in the 70s and 80s but are now very much A THING.
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- Men, do not wear sleeveless shirts or tank tops. Even if you have the arms to pull it off, no one wants to see your armpit hair.
- Even though it is the most magical place on earth, your kids will probably complain. A lot. Do not give in. Just ignore it. Telling them to stop complaining is about as effective as yelling at a lamp post.
- Resign yourself to the fact that each meal in the parks cost $50-$60 for a family of four. No matter what you order. Even if you bring snacks and water in the park, it will cost $50-$60 every time you eat.
- Wait times listed on the app and at the ride are always wrong. Add 15 to 30 minutes to every posted time.
- Go on the Avatar Flight of Passage ride in Animal Kingdom. Get there first thing in the morning and wait 2 hours to get on the ride. Worth it. Even if you didn’t like or see the movie. Worth it.
- Epcot is the best park. Full stop. You can’t argue with the giant ball.
- Build up your walking stamina. If you want to see everything, you’ll probably walk six to eight miles per day. Going from 10 hours a day at a desk to walking all day to hardcore walking is a recipe for a muscle strain.
- Alcohol in the parks is a complete rip-off. Even people who run major league baseball parks say, “Damn, that’s a lot for a beer.” If you need a beer that badly that you spend $10 for a can of Bud Light, you probably have a problem.
- Don’t plan on doing anything in the evening after you visit a park all day. You’re going to be exhausted.
- Enjoy yourself. I know it’s a lot of walking and waiting, but you should have known that ahead of time. If you want a relaxing time, go to the beach.