Bryn and Maeven meet their new baby cousin and have very different reactions; Beth and Peter get great renovation advice from a Senator’s wife; and a Would You Knows scenario tests Peter’s spiritual open mindedness.
After three days of data entry and Walking Dead binge watching, Peter loses his mind and has very intense nightmares; Bryn guest hosts the podcast; Maeven refuses to be told what to do; and Peter and Beth share a healthy list of book recommendations from their amazing listeners.
Peter and Beth take an emotional labor quiz, Maeven loves being a girl, and Bryn, after being caught in a lie about his teacher “loving it” when he talks about butts and farts, doubles down on the lie by threatening to call the police on Peter if he dares ask his teacher about it.
Halloween festivities continue as the family heads cross county to the Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze, Peter and Beth try to think of books about boys doing emotional labor and girls being ass holes, and Peter stands firm on his views of peanut butter.
The family has a full family Halloween weekend at the Scare Fair as well as the Halloween parade, Beth answers the easiest hypothetical question ever asked, the kids love Forky and Peter finally tells the world how he really feels about Blippi.
Peter comes home late to record the podcast after having three full drinks, Beth transcribes the greatest pieces of bath time theater ever recorded and Peter and Beth almost don’t argue about how much peanut butter can be left in the jar before you throw it away.
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.