Friday, July 17, 2009

Fatherhood Friday - Sucker-hood Friday Edition

Ode to a Sucker

There once was a man
Whose grass was turning yellow
They had one dog
Whose urine would not mellow

Then one day
Right out of the blue
His family came to say
We want more poo

What they actually wanted
Was another dog you see
This man would be haunted
By double the pee!

He stood his ground
A dog they would not get
Another hound
This man would regret

Something happened inside
No longer standing his ground
With nowhere to hide
They would look at this hound

The man drove many miles
The word "sucker"on his forehead
The kids were all smiles
His grass will be dead

They bought the puppy that day
I know, how can that be?
The man said no way
A Sucker is he.

We are picking up this puppy next us all.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Remembering the Little People

We don't read Little Bear much anymore in my house. It was a daily reading back when the kids were smaller.

One of my favorite stories is "Little Bear Goes to the Moon". In this story Little Bear is like Tony Robbins. Little bear didn't give a rip what you thought, he was going to the moon. That was a positive mental attitude.

Or the time where he heard footsteps and was freaked out so he ran but the foot steps kept getting closer...CLOSER... and bam. It was (spoiler alert) just his shoes.

There was another story where Little Bear's mom, aptly named Mother Bear, was telling him some stories and Little bear wanted a story about himself. My kids are like that, they love to hear stories about themselves.

You know the down side of parenting is that once you get to know these cute little people they leave and are replaced by an older cute person. Then that little guy leaves and in comes a older lankier (yet cute) person. These new little people don't remember the baby version or little toddler version they replaced. Telling them stories helps keep all these different little people connected.

I love being a father. You get to know all these little people who, if they are lucky, might become adults. Looking further down the time line, I cant quite make out this adult versions of these little ones. I'm looking forward to meeting them but there is no rush.

Right now I need to wrestle with these little ones who live with us today...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Man Lepoard? What Are You Thinking?

Bad news everyone, the man-leopard has to move back to civilization. He apparently has been living on a remote area that required a 3 mile canoe trip for groceries.

The 73 year old man-leopard decided he was too old to live in the wild.

"I had to canoe to Kyle once a week for shopping and it was getting too hard for me - I was one big wave away from disaster. It’s a pretty nasty stretch of water.

"About six weeks ago a friend with a boat offered to take me off and I just decided there and then to go."

Man-leopard, we will miss you! By the way, What Were You Thinking!

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