this means war

A Nerf war is serious business in the Steinke household.

Last week, my son celebrated another birthday. So we let him invite a couple of friends to the house for a sleepover.

He’s nearing those teenage years, so hanging out with mom and dad on his birthday is becoming less popular (except when the presents come out).

Andy Steinke is features editor at The Herald-Palladium. Email him your Nerf war conquests at, or follow him on Twitter @DecodingDadhood.