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Friday, February 3, 2012

You Know You're a Parent When... (#6)

Aloha,
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 crazy busy.
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.)
I digress…
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…
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?
My former Bookshelf – You Know You’re a Parent When the bookcase you brought downstairs – the one that would have looked awesome filled with memoirs, bios and other cool author-y books has been commandeered by the Sons of Koopmans. (If you look closely, second shelf, on the left is a wooden in-box… that’s me :)









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.





Pitter Patter of Wrinkly Feet :)







WrinklesYou Know You’re a Parent When you find these two wrinkles at the end of a blanket :)







SCNAKYou 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?
Pooh's Shoes – You Know You’re a Parent When a pair of Pooh slippers are found not only lying on their side, but next to one another – and not dispersed to either end of the house.
Oh oh… The Mayan’s were right!
You grab the Best Of Depeche Mode (Vol. 1 and 2) cassettes…

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…

14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll have to go back and watch The Good the Bad and the Ugly - I don't remember Elmo's scene.

Leigh Covington said...

HA! Too funny. And oh so true. Your bookshelf looks just like mine! I hope one day to have one of my own, but it's still fun to see all the kids books and stuff. And I had those exact Pooh slippers in high school (yeah - high school) They were my fave.
And those wrinkled feet are too precious. :)

Morgan said...

Hahahaha!!!! I'm totally laughing at the bookshelf!!!! I love these "You know you're a parent when" posts... seriously so fun. :D

Morgan said...

Oh! Der.. *smacks head*

I TOTALLY left you a special Morg Award on my blog today! *winks* :D

Suze said...

I like 'The Good, the Bad and the Elmo,' but I *love* the wrinkly feet!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Oh boy do I know how this is.

Love the wrinkly feet.

Cortney Pearson said...

So funny! I love the wrinkly feet, too, and the bookshelf! Awesome to *meet* you, I'm following yours now, too!! :D

Cassie Mae said...

I'm still amazed at those pooh slippers so close to one another. I can't even get my own Starship Enterprise slippers to stay together :)

Jolene Perry said...

Kids are so much fun.
The random things they say and things they do and the chaos they bring...
I wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING

Stacy S. Jensen said...

I'm loving those tiny feet. Thanks for sharing. We have repurposed many things in our house. It's surprising sometimes.

Pat Hatt said...

LOL poor Clint Eastwood, being upstaged by Elmo. Those friggin aliens are everywhere.

Theresa Milstein said...

Ha! Where is your mind going, having stuffed animals remind you of that?? Thanks for the laugh.

Melissa Sugar said...

How funny. I loved the stuffed animals sleeping off the night out & elmo's guest appearance below the framed picture. I like your "You know you are a parent stories".

I am a new follower.

Sarah Pearson said...

I read this whole post and all I could think of was that Diva had exactly those slippers when she was small. (Blue had Tigger :-))

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