When you are a dad, parenting can really sneak up on you. But when you are a stay-at-home, down in the trenches dad, you have no choice but to get up to speed pretty quickly. Even if you feel totally unprepared, it is sink or swim right from day one. In his first five years of fatherhood, Andrew Knott has learned a lot about parenting. Or more specifically, he has learned a lot about his kids and himself. Now, in his first book, he reports back from the frontlines. In this collection of essays, stories, and miscellany, Andrew explores the lighter (and occasionally heavier) side of parenting small children. He chronicles the ups and downs, the frustrations and triumphs, the heartbreak and joy. Every step of the way, he searches for and highlights the messy, poignant, and absurd.