My wife jokes with me now about the fact that I doubted the benefits of having a third child. “Think about all the new column material he’ll give you,” she often said. Well, I’m more enamored of my youngest son than I expected to be — and it’s not just because his vivid personality gives me a lot to write about. Still, it’s nice to win this latest Parenting Publications of America (PPA) award because of my little guy’s preschool “marriage.”
Check out Playing House, the recently named 2010 Gold Award winner in the category of Best Column: Humor. It’s the second year in a row that a Family Man column has taken home the gold. It’s great to be recognized, but even better to have people who continue reading about this frequently outwitted, outplayed, and outlasted dad.