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Monthly Archive for March, 2013

The Wizard of Ahhs!

GIDEON (Age 6): Guess what? I’m playing short stop! ME: Wow! That’s a great! Did you know the best short stop ever was Ozzie Smith, The Wizard of Ahhhs? GIDEON: The Wizard of Oz played baseball too? Cool! I just thought he was just in movies! (Sorry, Ozzie, but he is only 6 and hasn’t […]

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Let’s Play Government!

GIDEON (Age 6): Daddy, let’s play chase. ME: I wish I could, but I’m busy right now. GIDEON: Please? ME: Sorry, I can’t right now. GIDEON: Come on. Pretend you’re the government and are after my money! OK, maybe I’ve complained about taxes once or twice this month.

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  If someone has a heart attack, he is placed in an intensive care unit where doctors and nurses monitor his condition very closely. Family and friends rally around him, nurture him, and tell him to take it easy and not rush recovery. Too bad BROKEN hearts aren’t treated the same way. Maybe it’s because […]

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Give Peas a Chance

“Daddy, back in the Olden Days, when you were young, did people use peas instead of bullets because bullets hadn’t been invented yet?” –Gideon, Age 6. Ahhhh…. if only people shot each other with peas instead of bullets. “All I’m saying is give peas a chance . . .” (with apologies to John Lennon.)

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Coconut Bra

AMILIA (10-years-old): Daddy, I want to go to Hawaii for our vacation! ME: Why do you want to go to Hawaii? AMILIA: Because, I want to wear a coconut bra! (Do ever wish you could unhear something?)

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The Stinky Butterfly

ME: Amilia, did you hear Emler is opening a new swim club in Allen? AMILIA: I can’t join the Emler Swim Club. ME: Why not? AMILIA: Because I can’t do the stinking Butterfly. GIDEON: What’s the Stinky Butterfly? ME: It’s what happens when you eat too much fiber before a swim meet.

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