November 21, 2014


One of the saddest things about the boys growing up is that they look at the world differently than when they were little.  Back then they didn't look at people think about what race they were or how old someone was; people were judged on whether you played with them or not. There was no talk of whether someone was Asian, black, or white.  You were a person and that was it.

Somewhere along the way that changed.  I can hear my kids talk about "black" kids or whether someone is gay or not.  It's pretty upsetting actually, especially since that is not the way that I talk around them.  I stress to them all the time that it doesn't matter how someone looks or whether they are gay or straight.  What matters is what type of person someone is.  Are they someone that they would like to be friends with?

Everyone is different, and that is what makes everyone and everything AWESOME.

John Willey - Daddy's in Charge?


November 13, 2014

The Polar Vortex and Your Car


What we used to call winter weather is finally on its way.  Nowadays we have to use fancy terms like "Polar Vortex" and "Bombo Genesis" to describe what we used to call cold and snow.  Cold and snow is boring and unsexy.  Polar Vortex?  Now you have me listening.

Everything has to have some sort catchy title, so I will call cleaning my car out to prepare for winter, "The Cleanse."  I really should do this more often, but when you have kids cleaning anything is like dumping a bucket of water on a forest fire.  You might be able to slow the spread of the mess, but it's really just a temporary band aid that won't really do that much.

I choose to clean my car out four times a year. Not surprisingly that coincides with the start of each season.  In the spring I can vacuum out any remaining salt, in the summer any mud gets cleaned up, in the fall all the beach sand goes away, and in the winter I prepare our car for the cold and snow.

To read more about this please click on over to Trusted Choice.  It's vital we all survive this winter unscathed.

John Willey - Daddy's in Charge?