Saturday, July 30, 2011

Parenting Tips, Part 2

Once in a while my husband has such an awesome parenting moment, I think the only logical thing to do is to share it with the world. This one? Is truly a gem.

Wyatt: "Dad! Levi is touching me!"

Erich: "Wyatt, just go to your room."

Wyatt: "My ear hurts! Levi is touching me! Daaaaaaaaad!!!!!"

Erich: "Step off, Wyatt! Step off! You don't want none of this!"

Wyatt: "....."

This has been a lesson in effective parenting, brought to you by my husband (aka Daddy of the year).

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pineapple Wife

Erich decided to cut up a pineapple. However, in *our* house, even the smallest of tasks can turn into giant scenes. Hilarious (for me), but scenes nonetheless.

Levi: "Dad, that's my FUTURE WIFE! Why are you cutting up my FUTURE WIFE!"

Erich: "Levi, this is a damn pineapple, NOT your future wife. You CAN NOT marry a pineapple. Just... go to your room."

Levi: "I *can* marry a pineapple... in the FUTURE! And that's my FUTURE wife!" (It is kinda hard to argue with this logic. Who are we to say he WON'T be able to marry a pineapple in the future? The kid might have a point. I mean, he's insane.... but he has a point.)

Erich: "Room. Now. YOU CAN'T MARRY FRUIT." (Really, you should have hear his tone. Erich was so exasperated, I had to leave the room to laugh.)

Levi (from his room a few minutes later): "Dad, can I have some pineapple?"

The conversation resumed for a good 15 minutes. Levi was torn, one moment insisting he was going to marry the pineapple, and the next asking to eat some pineapple.

I'm sure there are a lot of underlying psychological things one could infer about Levi wanting to marry fruit, or wanting to eat the fruit that was also possibly his future wife; I really don't feel like thinking about it. Two things I do know for sure: Levi's future wife is in for it (pineapple or not), and it is officially Wine O'clock.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Toad Pilot

Levi: "When I grow up, I'm going to be a hobo. And a toad pilot."

Me: "Did you just say TOAD pilot?"

Levi: "Yes, just like Daddy. And a hobo."

Me: "Dad is not a *toad* pilot, Levi. I'm not sure what you're talking about..."

Levi: "My Dad IS a TOAD PILOT! I KNOW IT!"

It really took me a long time to figure out he meant *co-pilot*....