How We Roll Archives

The great thing about the persistently growing zombie fad is that anyone — at any point during their day, regardless of their activity — can be turned into a zombie and therefore find themselves stuck in that outfit for the […]

We’re of the firm belief that it’s important to teach kids — while they’re kids — about how the real world works. In the real world, people just don’t give you money for nothing. You have to earn it. So […]

He went shopping yesterday with his cousin for some new school clothes. My mom sent this photo to update us on their progress. Apparently zip-from-the-front hoodies are now a thing. Also a thing? Guitar-playing skeletons. Both were distressed that they […]

Last week, after almost two years of weeknight sessions, I finished reading the Harry Potter series aloud to my kids. Occasionally my wife filled in, but mostly it was me doing the reading…and the voices…and the silent editing out of […]

I went backpacking last weekend with some friends. At dusk, a smattering of bats came out, fluttering above the firelight. I told my kids about it in the car yesterday, while driving home from dinner. Son: “Really? There were bats?” […]

Here’s a question for you dads and moms out there: What kinds of stuff do you let your kids drink? I’m not talking alcohol or anything scandalous. Just regular drinks. Soft drinks. Sports drinks. That kind of stuff. My wife […]

On Saturday, my son and I both competed in a local sprint triathlon. Mine was a traditional sprint with a 325-yard swim, 11.5-mile bike, and 5K run. His was shorter but no less intense: a 25-yard swim followed by a […]

In light of Monday’s post — which still fills me with warm fuzzies — I thought I’d share with you two of the drawing games we Boyetts have spent a lot of time playing. It’s great for kids to just […]

I originally posted this at a few months ago, but thought it would be worth posting here, too. If you already read it there, forgive me the re-post. ———— Within the last year, both of my kids have bought […]

If last week’s posting schedule seemed a little light, it was because I spent the week on vacation. My family holed up in a friend’s lake house at Beaver Lake, Arkansas, for 6 days of boating, skiing, tubing, swimming, kayaking, […]