It’s been awhile since my ongoing series - You Know You’re a Parent When… hit the blog, so this sleep-deprived dad apologizzzes.
Trust me, we are blessed, so I ain’t complaining, no sir-ee, but now that No. 3 Son has joined the ranks of his bruddas, we the parents, are outnumbered so things have been just a wee bit
Take the other night – it was dark and stormy – and I was alone downstairs. Something bothered me, and as I tip-toed over a trail of devastation (left by Thomas the Tank Engine who’d crashed into a tall Lego building,) I realized I had nothing to share.
Nothing interesting or funny had happened – and if it had, I was probably out writing.
(The Awesome in-laws are in town for another two weeks, which means I can write when the sun’s going up instead of down.)
So, there I was, all sad and about to kill the lights and head to bed to ponder this mysterious lack-of-funnies, when my beady little eyes latched onto something…
“Oh, that’s funny, and I reached for the light switch again…
Oh, that’s funny…
I glanced down, and slowly walked the living (play)room with the eyes of a burglar.
Five minutes later, I had my unusual suspects and as I grabbed the camera, I was doing the funky little chicken dance (in my head).
Ahem, so without any father adieu, I present with limited commercial breaks the inaugural YKW Picture Post.
PS…There was *no* staging (except for one wrinkly issue :)… all that you see is as I “discovered” it.
|Dude, Did Anyone Call The Cab?|
The Lads – You Know You’re a Parent When Elmo, Pooh and Scooby Doo remind you of “the lads” heading home after a few pints and many tall tales – twenty years ago :)
|Coloring Books, anyone?|
The Good, The Bad and The Elmo? – You Know You’re a Parent When you realize you’ve walked past The Good, Bad and Ugly poster a thousand times and never spotted the movie’s special guest star.
Wrinkles – You Know You’re a Parent When you find these two wrinkles at the end of a blanket :)
SCNAK – You Know You’re a Parent When you work to teach No. 1 Son (who is 4.6) how to spell “SNACK,” but you and the little man end up nearly peeing with laughter as you try figure the correct pronunciation of this new word known as “SCNAK.”
|Why Are The Pooh Shoes Lined Up?|
Oh oh… The Mayan’s were right!
You grab the Best Of Depeche Mode (Vol. 1 and 2) cassettes…
The aliens are here!
The aliens are here!
You run, no you streak from the house, and unable to find a convenient soccer club, you jump off a bridge onto a nasty, old mattress.
“Beware the Sides of March,” you cackle, before hobbling off to wonder why no one ever explained that months had shapes…