Dan Pearce Author of &quote;Dan Pearce Was Here"

Important note: In September 2019, I officially retired the "Single Dad Laughing" blog and name. I am now blogging at my new Dan Pearce Was Here blog.

WHETHER YOU'RE HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME OR THE THOUSANDTH, I NEED SOME SUPPORT. ❤️

I can no longer keep up with the server costs needed to keep my blgos up and running with a following the size of mine.

Could you please donate a small amount to help me keep the content online, or better yet a monthly donation? You can learn more about all of it and donate here. Thank you. Sincerely.

Noah

Junior Bleeping High?!

Today some absolute life BLEEP went down in the form of... junior high.

Dropping those Bad, Bad, Words With My Kid (Monday’s Random Ramblings)

Yesterday I was driving with my kid and dropped an f-bomb. I didn't do it by accident. It was a very purposeful f-bomb, followed by more purposeful f-bombs, all to make sure he remembered what I was trying to teach him.

An Overly Nerve-Wracking Let-My-Kid-Grow-Up Moment

It's not easy letting my kid go do grown-up things.
My child is at the age where I *have* to start letting him grow up and do things that scare me as a parent. Today was one of the most nerve-wracking yet...

The Decade-Old Treasure Hunt

Noah is turning TEN tomorrow, and for the first time ever I wanted to give him cash for his birthday. But that's kind of lame all by itself, so instead I set up a riddle-driven treasure hunt...

Beware the Wrath of This Dad

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I was at the park playing catch with my son when four masked teenagers suddenly appeared, all carrying guns. They learned quick that you don't terrorize my kid.

The Nut-Up-the Nose Traumatization Retold by Noah!

Six years ago I blogged about Noah getting a pistachio stuck up his nose. And just this week I found this... The traumatic story (from his perspective).

The Happy, Sad, & Terrifying Halfway Point

Dan & Noah Pearce
I didn't really see this moment, and all the emotions attached to it, coming. It's that moment where I *think* I did it right as a parent, but what if i didn't?

Reduced to Nothing But a Common Joker: Time to Humble My Kid

The unthinkable has happened between my son and me, and I was reduced to practically nothing in the process. Time for Dad to be Dad and teach him some things...

That Mom is NOT My Type

First of all, language warning. Second of all, thank you to *this* woman for teaching my child an entirely new vocabulary and way of parenting. Hahaha/Grrrr.

Quite Possibly the Best First Email Ever Sent

I've been teaching my 8-year-old the computer basics, including email. The first uncoached message he ever sent was to me, and is probably the best thing ever.

Go Ahead. Cough. I Dare You.

This was the hilarious conversation I had with my child to help him finally get what I've been going through...

The Fart That Saved the Weekend

Just when I was ready to throw in the towel on my son's and my entire disappointing weekend together, an unexpected moment made everything change in a hurry...

“Well, son… That was… Testosterone.”

New to the city, my scared (and now awake) child asked what had just shaken the entire house. Rather annoyed by it myself, I decided to tell him... the truth.

“You want to save your son?”

It was one of those desperate and impossible moments that as a dad, I've hoped my entire life to never find myself in...

“OH COME ON! THAT’S THE LAST THING WE NEED RIGHT NOW!”

What was quickly becoming one of the hardest nights I've ever had as a parent took a course all its own after these words were involuntarily shouted by my kid.

Lieutenant Dan

Scared as hell, this man showed up to do the Tough Mudder with our team without the use of his legs. But there's more to the story. He's also my kid's stepdad.

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The Faith Letter

I debated sharing this letter I wrote after being told I "struggle" with faith. I mean... Do I struggle? Or is my definition of faith just a little different?

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Yep. We found Bigfoot.

While out hiking, we came across undeniable evidence of Bigfoot. But that wasn't all we found. We got pictures of Bigfoot himself.

Trust me.