Chet Collins

Haiku

My wife, Alison, on haiku:

Haiku is, I think,
The original tweeting.
Clever, short, and sweet!

My sister-in-law, Jill, texted me a haiku after our 2018 summer vacation. I enjoyed it so much, I sent her one back. Now, I’m totally hooked. Below is a collection of haikus that I have written about my life as a stay-at-home dad. Enjoy the simple delight of the 5-7-5, perfect for Micro.blog.


February 2019


Car Seat Buddies - February 12

Laundry Overload - February 11

Did it All - February 10

So Many Errands - February 9

Fort Collins - February 8

That Went Well - February 7

Missed Opportunity - February 6

Slowing Down - February 5

All Fixed - February 4

Jump at Chruch - February 3

Battery Do-it-Yourself - February 2

Dead Battery - February 1


January 2019


Accepted - January 31

Twelve Weeks - January 30

Sick Infant - January 29

Clean Couches, Again - January 28

All Done - January 27

Sick Kids, Again - January 26

Good Tenant - January 25

Warby - January 24

One Month Clean - January 23

Empty Zoo - January 22

Instapot Fail January 21

Eclipse - January 20

Reading by the Fire - January 19

Clean Couches - January 18

Find Me at Me - January 17

Annual Eye Exam - January 16

Less Laundry - January 15

Kids Play Together - January 14

Bad Goals Week - January 13

Fonts - January 12

Order Restored - January 11

Big Grocery Order - January 10

Major Cleanup - January 9

Sick Daddy - January 8

Sick Kids - January 7

Bike Ride to the Park - January 6

Sunny Day - January 5

A New Routine - January 4

Lunch with Mommy - January 3

Sick Boy - January 2

A Solid Start - January 1


December 2018


Twenty-Eighteen - December 31

Planning Day - December 30

Slow Saturday - December 29

Water - December 28

Night Sky Brilliance - December 27

Christmas Clean-up - December 26

My First Robot - December 25

Christmas Eve Stress - December 24

Sunday Nap - December 23

HomeKit Garage Doors - December 22

Chinese Robocall - December 21

She Got Cricut - December 20

Karate Master - December 19

Cleaning for Visitors - December 18

A 180 - December 17

Sunday Nap - December 16

Messy Saturday - December 15

Emergency Call - December 14

iMac Crash - December 13

Cancelled Plans - December 12

Planetarium - December 11

Things Kids Say - December 10

Kids Clothes Shopping - December 9

Dogs Running Together - December 8

Math is Hard - December 7

Call of Duty 2 - December 6

Up Late - December 5

RapidWeaver Heartbreak - December 4

Fall Yard Work - December 3

Sunday Catch Up - December 2

Christmas Cards - December 1


November 2018


2018 Draws to A Close - November 30

Complaint Machine - November 29

Apple Watch Setup - November 28

Hacking Web Fonts - November 27

Biceps Tendonitis - November 26

Fresh Balsam Candle Burning - November 25

Clean Kitchen, Again - November 24

Full Moon - November 23

Thankful - November 22

Dad the Builder - November 21

Brisk Zoo Adventure - November 20

Dead Microwave - November 19

Poetic Justice - November 18

Fall Cleanup - November 17

Seasonal Allergies - November 16

Technology Changes - November 15

Karate Joy - November 14

Road Construction - November 13

iMac Upgrade Woes - November 12

Ready to Go - November 11

Twenty Nine Degrees - November 10

A Messy House - November 9

Botox - November 8

Midterm Elections - November 7

Sunset - November 6

Cleaning Day Hack - November 5

Daylight Savings Time - November 4

Thirty Eight To Dos - November 3

Annual Physical - November 2

Jazz Revival - November 1


October 2018


Rainy Halloween - October 31

Dusting - October 30

End of Treatment - October 29

Family Fun Day - October 28

Bike - October 27

Credit Bureaus - October 26

A Huge Milestone - October 25

Big Day - October 24

iCloud Outage - October 23

Home Construction - October 22

Blue Skies Ahead - October 21

Ride at Sunset - October 20

Chick-fil-a At Dinner - October 19

School Tour - October 18

Men at Work - October 17

Nest Heat Cool - October 16

Done by Lunch - October 15

LEGO Kit - October 14

Hand Wax - October 13

Too Sleepy - October 12

Baby Crawls - October 11

Building A Tent - October 10

Rainy Walk - October 9

Grocery Pickup - October 8

America - October 7

Grill Time - October 6

A Day Concluded - October 5

Day One - October 4

Karate - October 3

A Sick Toddler - October 2

Hiroshima - October 1


September 2018


Twenty Four - September 30

Bike Ride - September 29

Attention, Drivers - September 28

Morning Walk - September 27

A Special Treat - September 26

Activity Season - September 25

Trip to the Zoo - September 24

Intelligence Lost - September 23

Hello, Autumn - September 22

Last Day of Summer - September 21

One Month - September 20

The Worst Kind of Day - September 19

Best Year Ever - September 18

Self Control - September 17

America Runs On - September 16

Caffeine Headache - September 15

Flu Shots - September 14

A Bad Appointment - September 13

Apple Media Event - September 12

Patriot Day - September 11

Sonic - September 10

Goodbye, Coffee - September 9

I Love Rain - September 8

An Unecessary Delivery - September 7

A Renter’s Mistake - September 6

See You Next Time, Gramma - September 5

Card Game Rules - September 4

Standing on an Airplane - September 3

Awake Baby - September 2

Happy Anniversary, Alison - September 1


August 2018


Pumpkin Spice Season - August 31

Recling Airline Seats - August 30

Travel Prep - August 29

MAS - August 28

Lawn Mowing - August 27

McCain - August 26

Nukes - August 25

Slow Day - August 24

Melatonin - August 23

LEGO - August 22

Sugar Cookies - August 21

Evening Haiku - August 20

Morning Haiku - August 20


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