By: Boating Dad
Boating Dad: Dad of two active boys that keep me and my wife of 10 years on our toes.
I was home picking up the tornado debris that my children had left behind in the living room when suddenly my Dad Radar started to percolate. There was no noise that set it off, but more of a lack of noise. Being too quiet, as all parents know, usually means something is awry. I gingerly made my way up the stairs to the second floor, and started my systematic scanning. I surveyed my youngest’s bedroom. I found nothing out of place, just him sitting quietly with books scattered on the floor, so I moved my oldest’s bedroom. There I found my 4 year old trying to change his pants. This produced a red flag immediately. Changing clothes unprompted was usually a sign of a recent “accident”, we had been working on getting him 100% potty trained.