Epic Awesome

Epic Awesomeness! How epically awesome is it for Ann to be so very kind to nominate me for an epically awesome award?

The rules for this award are actually pretty simple. Like me. Simply awesome! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

    1. I know you are Awesome, tell us why.
    2. You are my friends and tell us about others.
    3. Be creative. It’s alright if you can’t be.
    4. I give no questions to be fully answered but let yourself go here. Thank you.


  1. I am awesome. I played the trumpet in my school band for 4 years, so I know how to toot my horn.  I can toot. But that’s not my claim to fame. I don’t really have a claim to fame. I do have 263 WordPress followers. Thank you to all of you. Obviously, without you, this award would not be possible. To all of the students I teach, who call out “Hi, Mr. Wood!” when I’m out and about. To all those who refer to DW as “Mr. Wood’s wife” even though she’s the one who has lived here her whole life. Of course I’m awesome. Kids love me. I play with them in gym class. I sing with them in music class. I teach them in the classroom.

    But more importantly, I’m a dad. Is there anything more awesome than that? There is actually. One day (in like 20 years)(which is the same distance forward as my high school graduation is backward) I’ll be Pop Pop. If I’m lucky I’ll be a Pop Pop Grumpy frog. I’ll tell that story on April 24th. But for now, I’m Dad. Superdad, sometimes. I sure as hell ain’t no Mary Poppins. More like Skeeter Bronson from Bedtime Stories.

    Thank you Ann @ Grubbs n Critters for nominating for this awesome award.

2. Who else do I find awesome? Plenty. Some of them accept the awards and the others don’t. That’s okay. This is my high five to them.

True North Nomad
It’s Good To Be Crazy Sometimes
Who’s My Favorite Today?
Secret Diary of a Computer Science Student
His Girl Friday
Sounds Like Life To Me

Again. Thanks for thinking I’m awesome.

And with a little touch up, it becomes…

Epic Awesomeness

That’s better.

There’s Epic Awesomeness. Then there’s Eric Awesomeness. The next level of ordinary.


Gaining Rank in Parenting

I’ve finally been promoted. After eight years (12 with their combined age) I’ve gained the rank of “Mean Dad”. Crash promoted me a few days ago when I wouldn’t let him walk to McDonald’s with the neighbors kids (as it turns out, the neighbors kids weren’t allowed to go either). He desperately wants to be independent and on his own and away from us parent types. However, he hasn’t quite grasped the concept of responsibility. Continue reading