• Me: (laughing about something inappropriate)
  • 4yo: Dad what are you laughing about?
  • Me: It's really hard to explain.
  • 4yo: Can you please just explain it to me?
"I love improv because it gets me out of my head and I find it’s best to just stay out of there."

— (via e-mprov)

Last night I mentioned the word “work” and my 2yo said, “Daddy no work. Stay home. Play me all day.” So if you’re wondering why I sit in my cubicle crying all day, that’s why.

My 4yo just closed a squeaky door and then said, “That door was whining because it didn’t want to be closed.”

Chandler heard the word “spanking” and asked what it meant. I explained what getting spanked was and said that some Mommies and Daddies use that as a way to teach their kids a lesson but that I would never do that.

Then jokingly Chandler said, “I’m going to spank you.”

"You can’t, I’m on my back. My bottom is on the bed."

"I’m going to spank your front."

He then slapped my crotch. I’m still crying.

I’m excited to announce a fun show I am hosting on E-MPROV.com this Sunday at 9pm PST. Charlie Capen and Andy Herald (www.howtobeadad.com), and David Vienna ( thedaddycomplex ) will be joining me for a live Google Hangout improv show. 

Send us questions either here on Tumblr, or to our Twitter accounts (listed below) using the hashtag #EMPROV . We will answer your questions and then use those discussions to inspire some improv comedy. 

Then on Sunday night at 9pm PST, tune into www.E-MPROV.com to watch the live show. 

Send questions to:

@howtobeadad ,@thedaddycomplex, and @improvfather with hashtag #EMPROV

earthsunchildren said: You are hilarious! Your whole family is! :)

Thanks!

I know a lot of people don’t like clowns, but we saw BJ the Clown at a show at the Library recently and Chandler loved him so much we decided to hire him for the birthday party. Chandler’s face, and pretty much all of the kids’ faces looked like this for the full 45 minute show.

I know a lot of people don’t like clowns, but we saw BJ the Clown at a show at the Library recently and Chandler loved him so much we decided to hire him for the birthday party. Chandler’s face, and pretty much all of the kids’ faces looked like this for the full 45 minute show.

So…my wife is amazing. The kids wanted a TMNT themed birthday party and they got one. You could make your own superhero mask, get your picture taken as Leonardo, get tattoos, and play a “pizza” toss game for prizes. To claim your prize you had to punch a hole in a cup covered in tissue paper. 

She did all this in her “free time”. She’s the best.

Tags: Parenting TMNT

bestnatesmithever:

Our #TMNT birthday party had a bit of a Game of Thrones vibe to it.

bestnatesmithever:

Our #TMNT birthday party had a bit of a Game of Thrones vibe to it.

(via zo2paintedlady)

I was playing Ninja Turtles with my boys and pretending to be Leatherhead (a character who is sometimes a good guy and sometimes a bad guy). I had grabbed Chandler and he couldn’t get free.

Chandler: Oh no! He’s going to turn me into Turtle soup!

Me: (In monster voice) I don’t know the recipe for Turtle soup, but I will eat you.

Chandler: (while struggling to get free) Eggs! Turtles and eggs!

Tags: tmnt

  • 4yo: But I want to take a bath tonight!
  • Me: Sorry buddy. It's not a bath night. I wish I could make it a bath night for you but I don't have that kind of power. I'm just a cog in the machine.
bestnatesmithever:

Hey stop stifling my creativity

bestnatesmithever:

Hey stop stifling my creativity

  • 4yo: Dad why do you keep typing 55378008 on my calculator?
  • Me: Oh no reason.

e-mprov:

E-MPROV.com - Look Who’s Talking Improv - 8/9/14

Amey Goerlich performs some improv with her 2-year-old nephew. It gets weird.

I’m part of this new project called E-MPROV where improvisers perform live improv shows on the Internet via Google Hangouts. Most of the shows are with really talented adult improvisers, but this one is between our Artistic Director, Amey Goerlich, and her 2yo nephew.

You can see more shows at www.E-MPROV.com