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Fatherhood Friday: A Daily Walk

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#Fatherhood is a daily walk. Take time to Make your kids better. Love+Nurture+Lead #DadsRule.

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Obey

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Told my kids their one word job description is #OBEY as a child of God mine is the same. #DadsRule #fatherhood #Godtoo

Let’s Move! DC Today

Looking for something to do today? This morning from 10am to 2pm, come out to Deanwood Rec center in DC and bring the whole family for fun, games and activities.  It’s FREE!  Daddyscool will be at the Fit Fathers table, come by and say hello.

Let's Move DC

The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and the DC Head Start State Collaboration Office (DC- HSSCO), in partnership with Fit Kids-DC, are collaborating to celebrate First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative by hosting the first annual Let’s Move! DC – Children and Families Health Expo on Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. at the Deanwood Recreation Center, just across the street from the Deanwood Metro exit.

Come join the party for a day of:
• Music and Entertainment
• Prizes and Giveaways!
• Local farmer markets showcasing DC’s rich variety of food
• Health and fitness exhibits/activity station
• Free sports classes for the kids!
• Come work out the Washington Green Hawks, DC’s professional entertainment basketball team!
• MLS DC United will be there testing players soccer skills, giving away prizes, and raffling off game tickets!!
• NFL Play 60, US Tennis Association, and The President’s Challenge Program will all be there!
• Special appearance by Celebrity Chef Lauren Von Der Pool, personal Chef to Venus and Serena Williams. Giving away signed copies of her book “Eat Yourself Sexy!”
• Celebrating Champions for Children Awardees
• Children and parents can play in the Fit Kids-DC and Ruckus obstacle courses, fun zones, face painting, Zumba dancing, and much more!

Let’s Move! is leading a nationwide effort to combat childhood obesity and encourage healthy lifestyle choices by empowering families to put their children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. The initiative aims to inspire children to eat healthy foods and have at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, whether before, during, or after school. In addition, the DC public school system has become the first U.S. district to fully commit to the Let’s Move! Active Schools program. All 111 DC public schools have agreed to participate in the program.

For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/18tbzDT.

Kids Thumbs Down to Shutdown

Check out these elementary school kids have a intelligent debate on CNN about the US government shutdown.  Insightful!

Source: CNN

7 Eleven Day Free Slurpies

Today is the day! Free slurpies and this year they are BIGGER!  Instead of going with a 7.11-ounce free Slurpee as it has in the past, this year 7-Eleven is simply giving out Slurpees in its usual Small size: 12 ounces.

Grab the kids and thank heaven for 7/11 … and 7-Eleven. 

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QOTD To Be Loved?

As men, we grow up loved by our moms and then taught that it is a weakness to require that validation from our women. As dads, our kids have no hesitation sharing love and validating it.  I know personally, I like to get things without asking.

For many of us in relationships, we tend not to ask, “Do you love me?” But we notice when it’s not being said to us.  We know women love to hear it.  Truth be told, so do we. We need to be loved too!

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To be loved, to be loved. Oh, what feeling to be loved!

 

 

#DadsRule Question of the Day

Is being told you are loved important? Even if you don’t ask for it, would you like your significant other to validate how she feels about you.

College Hoops on Deck!

First and foremost, #SALUTE all the women and men affiliated with our Armed Forces. We celebrate you and even though you are the reason my kid’s have no school today … Still, I salute you.

TONIGHT our Armed Forces and the NCAA make history and me happy with the first basketball game played on an aircraft carrier.  The North Carolina Tarheels and Michigan State Spartans square off on the flight deck of the 1,094 feet long aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson. ESPN 7pm EST

The same ship that dunked Osama Bin Laden in the ocean hosts hoops war on the high seas.  President Obama and James Worthy will be in attendance. LET’S GO!  I LOVE college basketball.  I Love AMERICA!

“Maybe our guys who shoot crooked will have an advantage,” NC coach Roy Williams said.> Classic

 

 

Find New Balance

One way to keep on top of your game is to stay balanced. With so many distractions, it’s easy to get sidetracked and lose sight of your DaddysCool between the rat race and everything being all about the kids.

#DADsRule Find New Balance. Find time for what makes you happy.

These shoes would make me happy. The New Balance I need LOL – H574 Past, Present and Furture Collection by Leftfoot This is why I am really from Japan and not DC.  Look ma, no reflectors<inside joke>

Yo Gabba Yo!

This Friday Nick Jr’s popular live action/ weird human-sized puppet show, Yo Gabba Gabba!, comes to life for kids of all ages in the DC area at the Patriot Center in Virginia.  The event is presented by Kia Motors and since they have presented me with tickets … It’s time to dance!  For my old school Hip-Hoppers, Biz Markie (who I have always considered a puppet like character) is also part of the show.  The kids are pumped. You might not want to wait for my review of the show to get tickets, because it’s only in the area one night, Sept. 30.  If you are wondering when or if it is coming your way check the schedule of the tour at Yo Gabba Gabba!

#DADsRule  ”Kid’s like the Darndest things. Learn to live with some of their choices.”

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