Daddy's Pride / Books

  • Bedtime Reading is Back

    Reading books to our son before bedtime is back in action! This shouldn't be that big of deal, but it is to me. I am actually pumped up about this!!! :) You see, we kind of stopped reading to him at night for a little while....we fell out of our routine. So, this weekend the goal is to find some new children books at the local library and book store. Hopefully getting back to this evening routine will help the little man prepare for school and go to bed early. :)

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  • Donate

    The little man's birthday is around the corner, and that means we have to start making room for his new stuff like clothes, toys, and books. Can't keep everything....right? :) So, all those things he's stopped using or playing with needs to go somewhere. We decided that we can donate his stuff rather than throwing them in the trash can. There are so many children that can still enjoy his clothes, toys, and books. Here are a few places that we found outside of the local establishments, and we hope you will find it useful:  Clothes; Salvation Army: www.salvationarmyusa.org Clothes; Goodwill: www.goodwill.org Books; Got Books: www.gotbooks.com Books; American Library Association: www.ala.org Toys; Toys for Tots: www.toysfortots.org Toys; Donation Town: www.donationtown.org

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  • Let the Reading Begin

    A friend of mine just let me borrow The Hunger Games Trilogy books. I'm super excited to start reading again because it has been a while. My reading has been on and off for the past couple of years because of my personal war on whether I should invest in an e-reader or continue to buy books. I finally figured out a solution. I will just borrow books from friends and the library. Now that I am soon to be back on the wagon, I hope this will influence my son to enjoy reading. I strongly believe that a child will listen and somewhat follow what parents do rather than what they say. I will try to practice what I preach. Right now my son just tries to tear apart our newspapers, magazines, and books. I guess we are heading in the right direction. Hopefully, he will soon realize that all the marks he sees on the pages actually form words which eventually provides information and tells some type of story.

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  • Cartoons: Old Vs. New

    My wife saw my blog last night about ThunderCats, and her response to my excitement in her future son’s voice, “Daddy I don’t want to watch old cartoons!” She might have a point. So, I now have a goal. I have to figure out how to get my little one to like what daddy likes. I will respect his choice of cartoons, but will he respect my cartoons? How can I convince him to be open minded enough to enjoy cartoons that I grew up with from the 80s such as Scooby Doo and GI Joe? To all my fans, do I even have a chance? Will my favorites cartoons even compete against shows such Sponge Bob or Bob the Builder?

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