Category: Rants

Bad Dreams of my Fatherhood

Jack and Lara and I were in a parking lot. He wanted to drive. I opened the door for him, let him crawl behind the wheel, fired up the car, then closed the driver’s side door. “Be careful,” I said. “Be. Careful.” He nodded once, then slipped the car into drive. We got into our Honda and trailed him. He…

Why I Hate Caillou

I am probably not alone in my parental aspiration to try and accept everything that Jack likes in life. But I hate Caillou. For the unitiated or childless: Caillou is a cartoon about a four-year old Canadian boy who is bald. His name is pronounced Kai-You. He has a sister named Rosie and a cat named Gilbert. The cartoon follows…