Thursday, March 15, 2012

Surviving (and Recapping) the Dad 2.0 Summit

dad 2 The air thickened with conspiracies to prevent me from attending the Dad 2.0 Summit last week.

There was My Love’s first business trip in a year, a 10-day behemoth to Berlin that overlapped with half of my Austin adventure.

But my sister agreed to look after the Things and Murphy and all their medications and appointments for me.

There was American Airlines continuing its long history of delaying nearly every flight I’ve ever taken between Dallas and New York. We were 90 minutes late this time, forcing me to miss the registration. And curse a lot.

However, a conference staffer agreed to run back to the storeroom and dig out my badge so I could get into the opening night party.

Oh, there was more.

Yet once inside, it was all good.

Real good.

Go over to DadCentric for the deets, a rare group post by me and two of my colleagues, titled: Dad 2.0 Summit in a Nutshell (by 3 Nuts with Nuts). I promise you’ll like it. And that I’ll never again say “deets.”

Here’s some stuff I left out:

When I finally returned home, I walked in exhausted. There, in his pajamas on the couch, was Thing 2.
Thing 2, who had his first Little League tryout the day before. Which I missed. And worried about him missing. So much that I drew an actual map for My Love to make sure she got him to the right place. And told her to get him there 30 minutes before she actual had to. She has this problem with time, you see. Not hers, just everyone else’s in our family.

Thing 2 hopped up and walked over to me, his oversized red plaid PJs piling up around his wrists and ankles.

He hugged me.

Told me he hit a bunch of line drives right up the middle.

Yep. It all worked out just fine for this dad.


  1. I remember you telling me about making the map. Glad it worked out. Now it's my turn to miss you.

    Man, that sounds creepy.

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  3. I'm glad you weren't my roommate, Ye Who Does Not Respect Boundaries.

  4. I have also made the maps, for my parents, who do not know what mapquest is.

    And you know, American Airlines was just doing what they do best (might have to have grown up in the '70s to get that reference)

    1. Ah, American - screwing passengers through the decades.

  5. "Oops! I have accidentally walked in on you being naked! Again!"

    Andy, I feel your pain.

  6. I wasn't on a mechanical bull?

    Loved hanging out with you & keep me posted on the Little League career. I'm invested, now.

  7. I was wondering when someone would reference that crazy Wendi woman who lives right there in Austin. If she hadn't gone to Dad 2.0, I'd have been sooooo disappointed for y'all.

    Now I'm eagerly awaiting the Mets home opener to read your pre-nonpost before and your postgame-post with the Things.

  8. Hate it when hotels have silent water. You never know when someone is in the shower!

  9. I wish I could have made it. I had conspiracy on top of conspiracy. Oh, wait. Never mind. I just didn't have any money.


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