Archive for May, 2010

Things Parents Say

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

“I gotta go; your son’s in the refrigerator.”

— Parent overheard on a speakerphone.

Have you heard yourself saying something crazy to your spouse or to your kids?  Has someone said something to you that, in retrospect, seems completely off -the-wall?  Let us know!

Parental Priorities Lead to Poverty

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

There is no greater gift a parent can give their children than a good solid education, especially when faced with overwhelming poverty.  And yet, in some of the poorest countries in the world, parents are neglecting their children’s futures by falling behind on school tuition, not just because they are poor but also, in many cases, because the fathers — who generally control the finances — spend an inordinate amount of the family’s limited resources on alcohol, cigarettes, and even cellphones.


The New Tap Dance Kid

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Today is National Tap Dance Day.  Bet you didn’t know that.  Every May 25th — Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday — is set aside to honor the art form that gets everyone’s toes tapping.  And so, here’s an amazing video of a young tap dancer strutting his stuff.  Sit back and prepare to be amazed.

First Post!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Welcome to Safari Dad where we invite you to join us in the greatest adventure of all — parenthood.  Here we’ll discuss all aspects of parenting, including — if not especially — those subjects that other sites and other writers dare not touch.

Please note that, as we get settled in and start unpacking, things may change around here.  We may put up some new colors, move things around, generally figure out how we like it, but rest assured that the content will remain as you will hopefully like it.

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