Theme Reveal!

 I hope everyone enjoyed the first day of spring yesterday. It’s Canada here, so naturally, it snowed. And it’s going to snow again today.

Anyway, today is the day I’m to reveal my theme, assuming I have one, for the April A-Z challenge. I do have one. Mostly. Last year I said,

I feel I should stick with kids and parenting (dads) since that what my blog mostly focuses on. However, I’m going to broaden it a bit to include running.

I reneged  on the running part. I just did my kids and parenting. What’s it all  about this year?


It’s all about that bass, bout that bass, no treble.

Just kidding.

It’ll be all about my kids again. I’m doing it again! I’ll use different words this year though.

I promise.

Kids are an endless source of blogging material. They are pure joy and pure frustration wrapped up into one not-so-neat little package. Like an over-stuffed soft taco.

You’ve already read so much about Crash and Bang. Wait till you get a load of April. You’ll either be thanking your lucky stars they’re not your kids or you’ll be laughing yourself to tears wishing they were. Or if you’re DW you’ll be saying, “Thank for passing THOSE genes to your children.” Or, if you’re my mom, you’ll be saying, “You were the same way, kiddo.” At least that’s my goal.

Don’t worry, for those of you who look forward to Thursday’s “Questions I ask my kids” and Friday’s “Go ask your father” and Saturday’s “Photo prompt” or Sunday’s “Sunday share” I’ll still be doing those. Unless I can find a way to incorporate it into that day’s letter. (Except Sunday. No letters on Sundays)

If you have any fun ideas about the challenge feel free to leave ’em in the comments!


31 thoughts on “Theme Reveal!

  1. I’ve done the A-Z for several years now, and I know I must have a theme. I keep mine broad too, but I definitely do better with a jumping off point. My kids are grown, but I wrote about parenting one year. It was a fun way to look back, but also to talk about the seasons of parenting. Good luck with the challenge. I do have a theme this year, and my goal this week and next is to get some posts saved to draft. I do better fly by the seat of my pants, but I’m traveling some the first week and am not sure what my Internet access will be.


    • This is only my 2nd year doing the A-Z. I don’t have a specific theme other than my kids. I could make more specific but then it gets too difficult. Then it’s not fun. I don’t mind a good challenge, of course. But not of my own doing. Like you, I do better by the seat of my pants. Good luck completing your challenge, too!


  2. I am a mom of one full-of-energy, 2 1/2 year old boy. I am very excited to read about parenting from a Dad’s perspective. I’m sure my husband would join me in saying so.

    This is my first year participating in the challenge. My blog is about writing, illustration, crocheting amigurumi, and crafting. I will have a couple of kid’s crafts throughout the month, as well as lots of other information and fun ideas. “Artistic Variety” is my theme. I would love for you to take a look and follow me throughout the month as well!


    • Thank you for stopping by! I will certainly check out your blog. My wife loves to crochet. She’s currently working on a mermaid blanket for a friend 🙂 I remember 2 1/2. That was a fun age. They call them the terrible twos. I always found 3 to be even harder. Good luck 😀


      • Don’t say that! j/k I take the bad with all the good that comes along with each age. It’s all we really can do as parents. I’d love to see how her blanket comes out! Tell her good luck for me! Blankets are tough endeavors that take a lot of time and dedication. I prefer making amigurumi myself because they don’t take more than a couple days to a week to work up. Short attention span I suppose. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • I will tell her 🙂 She just finished a baby blanket. I think it took her a solid week, at least, if not a bit longer than that. She had been making hats and those she could do in just 2-3 days. I will definitely be bragging about this mermaid blanket she’s attempting. Photos will be included 🙂
        As for parents, our challenges don’t really become more difficult, they just change. It’s the change that is difficult. It feels like we’re starting over with discipline tactics. The techniques that work on our 8 year old have no effect on the 4 year and vice versa.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Eric, your theme will be great and I look forward to reading! I toyed with the idea of the April A-z, but that month is crazy busy. I’m supposed to be “retired” but teaching two “new-to-me” university classes this semester has me running around! I will look forward to your thoughts on running and you know I will be waiting for posts related to rec and leisure 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Agree that kids can be an endless source of blogging material. Your theme is going to be a megahit and it deserves to be. Wish you all the best for the challenge

    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016


  5. Kids definitely are a good source for stories. That’s 26 days of blogging materials! :)Hats off to you for doing the A-Z challenge. I remember reading yours last year and it could only get better! *Maybe* I’ll have a go at it one of these days. Big maybe. Heh!

    Liked by 1 person

    • I figure I’m going to be writing anyway why not do the challenge again? It was fun last year so hopefully I can make it just as fun this year. But with these two creatures I don’t see how it couldn’t be fun 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s