In this no-frills episode, John and Dennis catch up after having not talked in a few weeks. We talk about what’s going on in our families’ lives, getting back into theater, and going to therapy.
Dennis and John talk about the controversial Gillette commercial, toxic masculinity, and how it’s manly to have good hygiene.
Dennis and John talk about sleep training.
Dennis and John talk New Year’s Resolutions.
John and his daughter, Ireland, are jumping in some really cold water for a good cause, the Special Olympics. Donate to Team Mickaroni and Freeze.
Happy Holidays from Dad to the Future! In this episode, Dennis and John talk about when they stopped believing in Santa Claus – spoiler alert: Dennis never did; how John and his wife handled Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny with their girls, and Dennis wonders how him and Betsy will present Santa to their son.
While his mom was getting him ready for bed tonight, Harrison saw his baby crocs on the shelf across from the changing table – shoes he hasn’t even worn yet because they’ve been too big – and decided he must wear them immediately. He wore them through story time, and refused to let them be taken off as he was put in his crib.
One came off a few minutes later, and he began crying until Betsy went and put it back on. He’s still sleeping in them now.
And that’s how our son went from being 2 years old to 42 years old overnight.
John Mick joins the podcast as a regular co-host of Season 2. In this episode, We talk about the perennial controversy over the holiday song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, and use it as a jumping off point to talk about consent – how we learned about it growing up, and how we hope to teach our kids.
The song featured in the 1949 film “Neptune’s Daughter” on YouTube:
The book Dennis mentions, “Beyond the Birds and Bees”, by Bonnie J. Rough