The family takes a trip to Vermont for a wedding and, despite Peter leaving Beth on the side of a highway, it’s a lovely time for all. Then Beth and Peter answer some listener mail and ask the age old question: foreskin or not foreskin?
This week, Beth goes to a bean store, Maeven has ‘the best day ever,' Peter loves school lunch, and during Bryn’s first week of kindergarten he comes home with a book he’s written called, The Butt World.
In preparation for Beth leaving town for a wedding, Peter and Beth record a night early, much later than usual and after an incredibly bumpy Uber ride. Does Peter make it through the recording? It’s debatable. Also, Bryn and Maeven chime in… mostly about farts.
This week Beth and Peter prepare for Bryn’s 5th birthday by rehashing the brown cow cake argument, admitting that they have no plan and then asking the listeners to plan the party for them. Then they prove once again why the podcast deserves reviews titled “A very sexy podcast for parents.”
A new week brings new neighbors, a new bed, and a new appreciation for a lazy day. Beth shares an article about the history of mothers’ lack of alone time, Peter catches up on some old lister mail and Bryn writes a book about the Sun… farting.
After a remarkably stress-free family vacation, Peter’s new medication makes him so crazy that Beth and Peter have to scrap an entire episode, then fight all night, and re-record a day late. It sounds terrible and it was, but things end up better in the end.
For four days, Peter spends the weekend in the Berkshires, the kids with Nana and Granddad and Beth home alone. The result? Everyone has the time of their lives. Peter and Beth then finally spill the beans on that big reveal that they’ve been teasing for weeks.
For Father’s day Peter gets to choose how the family spends the day and he chooses: nothing. It’s everything he hoped it would be. Beth and Peter talk about the neuroscience of dad brains and Bryn refuses to put on his shoes... or do anything that you need him to.
On their way back from a family trip to Atlanta, the whole family gets trapped in the airport for 8 hours. Do the kids fight non-stop? Do Beth and Peter drive each other crazy? Does getting home at 2am tear them apart? No, actually it’s fine. It’s shockingly fine. Later, Peter takes the kids for a long walk during which they say a lot of funny stuff, Beth shares an article about preparing yourself emotionally for childbirth, then Peter and Beth say naughty words.
In preparation for the family’s big Memorial Day Weekend trip to Atlanta, Peter and Beth are recording early and separately! Beth shares her experience meeting a sex therapist at a bar and what she learned, Peter plays a new game with the kids called “What’s Better?” and then Beth and Peter get political!
This week it gets hot and humid and as a result Peter gets cranky, then Bryn and Maeven get cranky, then Peter gets more cranky, then the kids get more cranky, then things get whiny and fights about nothing grow and multiply, then Beth comes home and has to record a podcast with an incredibly whiny, cranky and whiny Peter. And then he writes a stupid show description that no one likes, him most of all! He’s not acting out YOU’RE acting out!!!
Peter and Beth complete their first year as parenting podcasters and celebrate in much the same way they celebrate their wedding anniversary: by being nice to each other, but not really doing anything special.
This week the family drives to Connecticut to see some dinosaurs with Nana and Grandad where Bryn learns to face his fear of volcanoes. Later, he decides that he hates skating, but love worms. Beth and Peter unpack a couple of Would You Knows scenarios and read some listener mail that rewrites the Easter Bunny’s original story.