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Events and Life Mindsets

When kids start treating the staff poorly

Reconcilable Differences #66, titled “Inherent Injustice”, is both hilarious and cringeworthy for parents. The hosts, Merlin Mann and John Siracusa, were talking about raising young kids, setting examples for them, and issuing parental edicts.

I started giggling at around 31 minutes when they were discussing how kids seem to struggle with this idea that their parents are not servants who exist to cater for their every whim. I had to share this:

I had another laugh at about 1:01:30 when Mann and Siracusa started talking about resolving inconsistencies in rules that parents make for kids. I definitely have a preference for Siracusa’s approach. As with terrorists, there are times when you just don’t negotiate with kids about rules.

This was probably one of the funniest discussions I’ve heard for a while on this show. Even if you don’t listen to the show (and it can be an acquired taste), definitely spend a few minutes listening to these discussions.

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Events and Life Mindsets Podcasting

Why we tell Dad Jokes and other Dad stuff

Episode 43 of Reconcilable Differences is gold for Dads. John Siracusa and Merlin Mann go deep on Dad Jokes and other Dad stuff. I love it. I have already started with these much maligned jokes and even though they will embarrass my kids for decades, I like this part of my Dadhood.

I especially love one of their descriptions of Dads (and the episode titled): “Pack Mule with a Checkbook”. So if you want to understand why we do these silly jokes and other Dad-related things, listen to this episode. I’m enjoying it.

Featured image credit: Sarah Bernier (courtesy of Pixabay)