16 Things I Did During My Winter Break

As many of you know, each year I disconnect from social medial for the final two weeks of December to spend time with my family. Well, I’m back now — and I realized that a lot of things can happen in two weeks. Here are 16 of them.

1) Not too many of you know this, but I haven’t had a sip of alcohol since September 2016. No beer, no wine, no champagne, no nothing. I won’t bore you with the details of why I decided to do this, but I’m much happier because of it. Yes, I know that has nothing to do with the past two weeks, but I wanted to squeeze that in somewhere.

2) I hosted Christmas for 26 people including 9 tiny humans. Did I mention that I don’t drink anymore?

3) I have a thing about sitting on Santa’s lap. Santa and my kid were not pleased.

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4) I watched “Coco” and absolutely loved it. Probably one of the best animated movies I’ve ever seen.

5) As a guy who is normally clean-shaven, I decided to test out the facial hair thing. The feedback I’ve received ranged from I look “really hot” to I look like “a 60-year-old meth addict.” IMG_8688

6) My kids dared me to conduct a National TV interview with my new facial hair. Dad rule #1324: never back down from a dare from your children.


7) My kids requested Hatchimals for Christmas and I’ve never seen a more asinine and annoying toy in my entire life. I just keep repeating to myself, “It’s about the kids…it’s about the kids…”

8) Speaking of asinine and annoying, I watched Disney’s “Descendants” for the first time. That’s all I’m going to say about that.

9) I stand corrected from a recent Facebook post. “Home Alone” is the best Christmas movie of all-time, not “The Grinch.” I had to watch it again to remember how damn funny it is.

10) I got this device as a Christmas gift. Basically, you hook it up to your TV and it contains 815 old-school video games that I grew up on (Pac-Man, Street Fighter II, Burger Time, Donkey Kong, Double Dragon, etc). Please tell my family that I love them, because I won’t be seeing much of them in the near future.

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11) I discovered Ultra Dash. I’m telling you — if you have active kids and you want to keep them busy for hours, drop $10 and buy this game. You will not be sorry.

12) I legit thought North Korea was bombing us when I saw this shit flying over my house.


13) One of my followers sent me an email saying, “If you continue to talk about politics, you’re going to lose me as a follower.”

Bye, Felicia.

14) During my daughter’s Winter Holiday Show, I noticed that the 5th graders dedicated a song to me. Very flattering, but totally unnecessary. IMG_1099


15) I took a 3-hour nap for no reason and it was glorious.

16) I made the decision to do more traveling in 2018 to speak to colleges, businesses and conferences throughout America to promote positive race-relations and the importance of raising “woke kids.” Who knows? Maybe I’ll swing by a city near you soon.


I hope all of you enjoyed a very happy holiday and cheers to a productive and happier 2018 for all of us. It’s time to do work.

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  1. Linda says

    You are back early…nice! Congrats on being alcohol free, great decision (for you and your family)! Hope you have a wonderful 2018!

  2. navyhawk says

    Why the hate on the Descendants?

    I enjoyed it. It was campy, and it gave me a new appreciation for the villains of Disney (who I enjoy far more than the princesses)

    Hope you enjoy 2018!

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