Data Night

Data Night

Date Night, Data, On Dad's WatchIt’s been a number of years since we reclaimed a few recreational hours by allowing our kids to stay home alone while Lisa and I sprinted, uh casually walked, to a local bar/restaurant in Redondo Village. No longer did we have to find a babysitter in order to go out on a long awaited, oftimes cancelled date.

Since then, as they acquired the ability to cook food and reset the Wi-Fi router, we’re able to skip out more often and stay out a little longer. In fact, we no longer wait until the weekend and often find ourselves side by side in a local coffee shop on a school night.

Our M.O. is to stroll down to Starbucks with our knapsacks, find a comfortable table, and spend quality Internet time together. Although I’m a Chrome advocate, Lisa prefers to browse with Safari. We always allocate a few tender moments for a full virus scan and hold hands during our respective disk backups.

Yes, while it’s bittersweet at times to watch your children grow up too fast, there are benefits.

Thank goodness for “DATA NIGHT!!!!”

Authored by: Michael Malgeri

Michael lives in Redondo Beach with his wonderful wife and their beautiful children, the stars of "On Dad's Watch." He makes a living in the software industry and pursues writing in between fun family events. Along with "On Dad's Watch," Michael believes there's a need to teach young people about the morality and practicality of Capitalism as well as provide them with an alternative perspective on environmental issues. His books on these topics can be found at

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