Parent Things: Pee-Pee Diarrheastein Poopypants, Esquire

From the Perks of Parenting Department; They’re all dad jokes, okay?

Peer pressure sucks. We do stupid shit because of peer pressure. To include not laughing at stuff that’s funny because we want to be cool and fit in. Ugh.

I recently discovered one of the lesser mentioned perks of being a parent—you get to laugh at stupid, funny shit that a lot of people would consider beneath them.

Case in point, Captain Underpants’ arch nemesis, Professor Pee-Pee Diarrheastein Poopypants, Esquire.

When she (P, my kid) laughs, it makes me laugh.

And you know what? Pee-Pee Diarrheastein Poopypants, Esquire, is damn funny.

If you haven’t watched Captain Underpants on Netflix yet, it’s a good time.

Bullet journaling

Not to be confused with Mark Bullett. 😉

Long story short, it’s this interesting way of using bullet lists to organize your day and get shit done. Being a penmanship and line weight nerd, I was instantly drawn (ugh) to the concept upon discovering it over the long holiday break a few weeks back.

If you google it, you’ll find an endless supply of Pinterest superstars; gorgeous daily planners you’d not be crazy to assume were created by people whose one thing to do that day was draw a fancy calendar.

I’m using some of those ideas. (I’m a creative nerd, remember?) But I’ve held off on mentioning it here until I had a sense of how well it would work out for me, personally.

Truly, there is power in the bullets themselves; the way you differentiate appointments and critical stuff from the rest of the day’s notes and ideas. But the real power comes from developing a habit around writing down your goals and proactively working to achieve them.

I’m even color coding this shit. Like some kind of wannabe Pinterest superstar. Lulz.

But three weeks in, bullet journaling is proving useful.

If you live and die by your to-do list—and like carrying around clever notebooks and pens (nerd)—you might want to check this out.