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July 25, 2016
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Carey Potash

Carey is a full-time hater of diabetes. The benefits stink. His 12-year-old son, Charlie, has been giving he and his wife the finger since November of 2003. Carey's parenting humor has appeared in various websites and print magazines. He resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife and three children.


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Monster



Do you remember the scene in the Pixar movie Monsters Inc. when Sulley inadvertently scares his little friend Boo? As the best scarer at Monsters Inc., Mr. Waternoose insists that Sulley demonstrate one of his infamous scares. Sulley is reluctant because he’s got a bad guy to catch, but Wat (READ MORE)




Jerky



Helicopter parent – A parent who pays extremely close attention to a child’s or children’s experiences and problems.



At about 7 am, parents of the lacrosse team began setting up their tailgate for the tournament. Boxes of Munchkins, assorted chips, muffins, granola (READ MORE)




Out of Mind



I’d love to know if other “Dexcom Dads” are as insane as me. By now you’d think the thrill of checking blood sugars remotely would have worn off a little. You’d think maybe I’d check in on Charlie’s blood sugars maybe just once in the morning and then maybe once in the afternoon. You know (READ MORE)




Goldilocks



A new bill, introduced by a Brooklyn city council member, would require New York City restaurants to post carbohydrate warnings. I am 1000 percent in favor of this.



I should temper my enthusiasm, however. If the bill passes, restaurants would be required to hang a po (READ MORE)




What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate



I don’t know how to talk to my own son!



I mean, literally. I can’t talk to him. He doesn’t answer his phone, like, ever. He doesn’t respond to texts. This causes a problem. Especially in that the very reason we initially got him a phone at the start of middle school (READ MORE)




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