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Moby Dick or The White Whale

Dictwinary #4 – Nap Overlap

Nap O•ver•lap

[NAP O-ver-lap]

proper noun

The rare, sought-after occurrence (especially among stay-at-home parents) of orchestrating all of one’s children to nap simultaneously, awarding the ecstatic parent the opportunity to do whatever he or she desires…at least for a little while. Often punctuated and commemorated with celebratory acts such as Twinfamy’s “Holy Crap, a Nap Overlap” Shuffle.

Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab

A weathered father remains vigilant for a Nap Overlap opportunity.

Due to an unwelcome household visit from the fabled Teething Fairy, the ever-elusive Nap Overlap had now become the stay-at-home father’s White Whale–his obsession–while his tiny first mates alternated between laughing in his exhausted face and wailing along with the Sirens just off the rocky coast.

Moby Dick or The White Whale

This ingested lifeboat symbolizes the father’s shattered hopes of catching 15 minutes of a television show that does not feature singing puppets, eating a lunch that does not come out of a wrapper, or even just zoning out at the wall zombie-style for a few minutes.

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Naptime Musings - My 6 Most Common Thoughts   Captwin's Log - Stay at Home Father Day 1   Dictwinary #3 - Twintrepid

If not, watch out for those Sirens on your way out. They sing a killer rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Almost gets me every time.

I always escape singing “Mama mia, let me go.”

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Hard Hat Required

Dictwinary #3 – Twintrepid

twin•trep•id

[twin-TREP-id]

adjective

Term pertaining to or describing twins who are particularly fearless, dauntless, or daring, often to their parents’ dismay.

Hard Hat Required

The stay-at-home father sweated through his third t-shirt of the day while chasing his twintrepid six-month-olds as they rolled repeatedly off the blanket in opposite directions towards head-clunkable objects.

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This… is Blogger Idol

A 500-Disc DVD Special Edition Bonus Feature

Blogger Idol

Blogger Idol is a competition similar to American Idol, but based on the premise that “writers are the new rockstars,” so instead of a singing competition, it’s a blogging competition. I’m not in the competition because I’m already everyone’s idol, but my friend John Willey is.

You may recognize him as one of the authors of Who Searched That?, the funny search terms blog I write for. John is a stay-at-home dad like me, and writes an excellent blog about raising his two boys called Daddy’s in Charge?, often including videos starring Legos.

Anyway, John has been so kind as to feature Twinfamy in his Blogger Idol post this week and I’d love for you to go here, read his post, and vote for him. Voting starts NOW and is only open a few days, so if you feel so compelled, please do it soon.

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You may also enjoy:

Dictwinary #2 - Twincident   Dictwinary #1   Naptime Musings - My 6 Most Common Thoughts

If not, please watch your head as you roll away.

Dictwinary

Dictwinary #1 – Dictwinary

Dic•twin•ar•y

[DIK-twin-air-ee]

singular proper noun

Dictwinary

A compilation of terms involving twins and/or situations brought about while raising them that have been coined (or unknowingly borrowed) and used on Twinfamy, accompanied by their intended meanings, often including puns ranging in cleverness from life-changingly awesome to slightly terrible.

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At first I was afraid (I was petrified) but then, after consulting the Dictwinary, I better understood Twinfamy’s terminology, and gained an even higher level of appreciation of its genius.