>> I published this post on my Babble Voices blog, and I’m only permitted to post a snippet of it here (below). Read the whole thing and comment on Danoah Unleashed. >>

I have just experienced one of my toughest moments of parenting yet.

I tried to explain to Noah what a hillbilly is.

Now, this may seem like a simple thing to do, but actually run through the discussion in your mind. How would you explain a hillbilly to a child?

But before I get into that, I figure I better tell you why I had to explain the concept of hillbilly.

Noah was watching the screensaver on my computer, which cycles randomly through the pictures on my computer. I was in the other room working on something when I heard him squeal, “Dad, what’s this?!”

I came in and the image had already changed, but using my fancy arrow keys I found what had caused him excited alarm. It was this:


A picture of me, posing as a flamboyant hillbilly at my brother’s hillbilly bash last year.

“That’s a hillbillly!” I told him.

“What’s a hillbilly, Dad?”

>> I published this post on my Babble Voices blog, and I’m only permitted to post a snippet of it here. Read the whole thing and comment on Danoah Unleashed. >>

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 1.4 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!