Welcome to the new and improved Daddy’s Little Miracle!
As longtime readers of this site can attest, it’s been quite a journey since we posted our first entry in February 2011, just over three years ago. We’ve analysed high art, gone on incredible road trips, unwittingly introduced some controversial dads to the parenting community and we’ve been honoured by The New York Times.
And to commemorate our third anniversary, we wanted to relaunch DLM with a bold new look and this special post.
The content, of course, is still incredibly alive and exciting, but the site has been completely redesigned, making it more user friendly and aesthetically appealing. Please feel free to take a look around, explore the categories and tags and our fancy new About page, which will tell you everything you want to know about enjoying the Daddy’s Little Miracle experience. Rest assured that no matter where you start, every link will lead you to another treasure, each more hilarious than the last.
Now, if you’re familiar at all with the site, you know that I don’t post pictures or videos of my little miracle baby. I would love to, but he hates having his picture taken. His argument is: “What’s the point? We all die alone.”
It certainly doesn’t help that some people say you should never put pictures of your kids online. And I am definitely not endorsing or trying to become a part of the whole using-your-child-crying-as-entertainment-for-strangers thing.
But I decided to make a one-time exception in order to kick off a new phase for the site.
So without further ado, I hereby present the inspiration for Daddy’s Little Miracle…
My Little Miracle Baby:
What’s abundantly clear from this video is that my son, with his mischievous eyes, incredible hair and emotional volatility, is quite literally a miracle. And my son’s reaction to my attempt to entertain him happens to perfectly represent what Daddy’s Little Miracle is all about:
- Woody from Toy Story driven barking mad by the pressures of a techno-centric society.
Right now, you’re probably saying to yourself, “That was amazing. But there seems to be so much amazing stuff on this amazing website that I don’t know where to start!”
Well, take it easy. I’m here to help.
There is a more comprehensive list of DLM highlights on the About page, but here are a few to get you started:
- The time I watched Sherlock with my son.
- The time I took my family to wine country in a Peugeot.
- The time I tried to get my son to stop swearing.
- The time I couldn’t remember my son’s birthday party, so he showed me the pictures.
- The time my son tried to ruin Father’s Day.
- The time I tried co-sleeping with my little miracle baby
- The time my son reacted rather harshly to the Emmy nominations
- The Essential DLM Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide
- The time I was made furious by horrifically offensive t-shirts for kids. And it happened again!
- The time a man slapped my son on a plane.
So many memories!
If you find yourself wondering what Nick’s writing is like outside of the site, go ahead and explore the Writing Elsewhere tab in the navigation menu, which include links to guest posts on The Shake and Life of Dad as well as essays in Women’s Health and the serialisation of his very first, very weird romantic comedy screenplay, She’s My Sister.
And be sure to check out:
A Father Tries to End the Fat Talk (The New York Times)
Ten Tips for Winning at Life (The Sydney Morning Herald)
How Not to Be a Wine Snob (The Age)
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In closing, I’d like to leave you with a quote that accurately sums up how things go around here…
If you don’t love Daddy’s Little Miracle, you’re probably dead inside.
– Julia Robertz
Thank you and enjoy!