Manly Man’s Child Rearing

aka Reasons To Follow My Husband On Twitter.

winter attack

  1. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but a kid with a flaming marshmallow on a stick is going fucking hurt me for sure.
  2. Teach kids to share by giving one a box of broken glass and the other a box of BandAids.
  3. When a child complains about wearing something to school, make them wear ALL of their clothes to school at once to avoid arguments.
  4. How do you get over a fear of a kid being burned and still let them help in the kitchen? Give them a knife instead! Teach kids hand skills by letting them groom the dog – also teaches them first-aid.
  5. Try defrosting poultry in the tub with the kids to save time on dinner.
  6. Making a fire is an important life skill. Teach kids how as early as possible; the lesson will be remembered forever.
  7. A slaughterhouse is a good field trip for children. Children love animals and food.

That is all for today, I hope these tips are helpful.


  1. Elisa Hebert

    January 20, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I *clearly* recall being brought to the slaughterhouse as a child (like 5 yrs old) to get a turkey.

    Scarred for life.

    1. Robin

      January 20, 2010 at 12:03 pm

      @Elisa Hebert, Awesome!

  2. Gwen

    January 20, 2010 at 11:52 am

    This is why I am friends with you guys.

    1. Robin

      January 20, 2010 at 12:05 pm

      @Gwen, Obviously. That and our access to Trader Joes.

  3. Gwen

    January 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Right, let us not forget TJ.

  4. submom

    January 21, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Hilarious! Just one question: the grooming the dog part. Is it in conjunction with the knife? LOL

    “Try defrosting poultry in the tub with the kids to save time on dinner.” My favorite tip. Thanks!

  5. metalmom

    January 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Obviously Eric and I have been separated at some point. I was raised within those guidelines myself!!

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