The Daily Dad

fatherhood & humour | musings & life

October 25, 2016
by Thomas Froese
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That’s it. I’m moving to Canada … or … The (lying, monstrous) Donald

Today’s offering is about Donald Trump. If you have limited time, please instead read this piece on the same subject matter by Michael Coren, in today’s Toronto Star. As I have just told Michael, what he has written is powerful, … Continue reading

April 15, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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Sexually delicate territories

The best time to talk to your nine-year-old boy about women’s plumbing and these sorts of sexually delicate territories is when he’s asleep. This is what every trying father discovers after said boy lays splayed on the living room floor pretending … Continue reading

August 15, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Great laughter

It’s the other day and we laugh about it, Jon and myself, because we had just been fishing at the bayfront and this is what got us on the topic of tattoos. Jon wants a tattoo of a fish. Of course … Continue reading

July 9, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Germany wins! But my face is still so (im)perfect

It was the Ungame and this time the question was for Jon: “Describe your father in three words.” “Big nose,” he started out. The other two words, I somehow blocked out. Then I had to answer the same question about my own … Continue reading

June 18, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Why are so many young men flaming out? Too much gaming and internet porn.

So Jon wants to watch “The Funny Guy” before bed last night, that is Funny Guy Rick Mercer, and we find a clip online of Rick getting some fashion advice from Don Cherry and before it’s all over, RM has … Continue reading

June 6, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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It’s a nutty world. Now giddy up, horsey.

It’s a nutty world, nutty when it comes to fear, which is why I just had to look at eight pages of permission forms so my son, Jon, could go on a class trip to a local pool. His Grade … Continue reading

May 30, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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Oh, there’s an election? Sorry, the hockey game is on.

Today our family’s hat is tipped to the rouge blanc et bleu, the Montreal Canadiens for a marvelous playoff run, one that brought plenty of people in this country together in excitement and nostalgic memory also. Our annual spring transition … Continue reading

May 26, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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“Dad, can I wear my skates to bed?”

A boy can love many things – pizza, pulling his sister’s hair, climbing trees – but my boy loves few things more than putting on his hockey skates. He’d wear them to bed if allowed and has already asked, wanting … Continue reading

May 16, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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A Canadian boy and his game. (And by the way, I’m going to @#$%^& kill you.)

This is about a boy who loved to play hockey. He played in rinks, sure, when he could, even outdoor rinks, but more so just on the road, hour after hour, with or without his buddies, often until dark, calling … Continue reading