“This Time the Problem Is with Dad and Not with Boys”
Season 1, Episode 5
This Time the Problem Is with Dad and Not with Boys
Air Date

October 14, 2011 (CAN)
2012 (USA)

Production code



Julie Sherman Wolfe


Steve Wright

Episode Guide

In the Principal's Office with Boys


Social Death with Boys

"This Time the Problem Is with Dad and Not with Boys" is the fifth episode in Season 1 of Life with Boys. It first aired on October 14, 2011 in Canada.


Tess breaks her promise to Jack that she wouldn't get her ears pierced until she was fifteen but before she can tell him the truth, he gives her permission... but can she go to a party knowing she lied to get there? Meanwhile, Sam, Gabe, Spencer and Walter (their dog) are all mad at Jack because he can't remember the parental pass code. This whole time he was doing the old one because, Spencer changed the pass code so only he can watch TV.



  • When Jack gave Sam a banana muffin, he wasn't happy and wanted a chocolate muffin. In the next episode it was revealed that Sam vomits after he eats chocolate.


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