Monday, May 17, 2010

Teach your children well...

... to do as you say, not as you do. Otherwise you risk a child exposing, in you, the moral hazard oft-cited in connection with government programs and the mafia.


Exhibit A:

Dad
"No candy, honey, we eat good things because they help us stay healthy and keep our bodies strong."
The 4 year-old daughter
"Then you need to eat more good things, fat-boy."
Dad
"Brooklyn, remember that in the course of justice, none of us should see salvation. We do pray for mercy. And that same prayer doth teach us all to render the deeds of mercy."
The 4 year-old daughter
"Dad, I have some good news and some bad news. The really bad news is that you are getting fat. Well, I don't really have any good news."


Stiff upper lip and all while your child argues her way out of a teachable moment and reveals your dichotomic actions - without even taking her attention away from Wow Wow Wubbzy - then nuzzle up to some Chubby Hubby, Chubby Hubby.

Picture of Bear-Bear on the cusp of "being up to no good". He has this look that makes you compulsively recount all the Sharpies in the kitchen drawer and sit straining your ears to listen for the gentle trickle of running water somewhere in the house.

Brittiny was craving Baja's, a Mexican food joint in CT one Saturday morning, and Pregnant Wife gets what Pregnant Wife wants: a trip to the ol' stomping grounds and authentic guacamole. Here we walked along the Waste Haven boardwalk.

Brittiny and Brookers in Wooster Park. We had to pay Brooklyn $5 to get her to smile.


The kids and I are petting a very friendly chocolate lab mix. His name was Unconditional Surrender.

Bear playing in Wooster Park. I like this picture 'cause he looks like a little dude.

Now he's hanging around.

Brooklyn looking beautiful and sweet. How I'll miss these days when she's somewhere between age 10 and How-Ever-Old-Kellie-is-Right-Now.


13 comments:

Momila said...

...ouch...well, you had that coming, buddy. If I had a buck for every time I had to stuff something in your mouth just as you were prepared to make some horrible social faux-pas..."mom, w-w-w-w-w-why is that lady so fat?" comes to mind....
...and ouch on that Kellie remark. She's gonna get you!

My babies are all so beautiful.

celeste said...

How adorable your kids are! We have a decent Mexican food joint in Southington. You guys are welcome here anytime you are in CT:)

Kellie/Joe said...

You dick.

Momila said...

um, I said Kellie was gonna smack you down..

IAmTheWalrus said...

I was going to say "you'll hear from Kellie about this", but I see you already have!

Love to you all,
Pops

Schmoopasaurus Rex said...

Adorable nippers! Brookers sure looks like Brittiny these days!

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Conny2 said...

Thank you for sharing your family stories! :) A lovely family. Also love the mention of "Unconditional Surrender" the lab >> LOL - I have 2 dogs: Scooter and Tassy.
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gabriela said...

cute guys youre so pretty!!!

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