Yesterday was not a great day for Daddy Raven.
Should you use your son for a shield? I mean, he held a flower for momma. I didn't think momma would squirt him with the cold cold hose while he held the flower. He was safe. So I picked him up and used him as a shield to get the nasty hose from momma. That wasn't being a bad daddy, was it?
How about letting him sleep on the uncomfortable floor where he fell asleep until after the silly movie was over, instead of putting him in his comfortable bed right away. Was that a major abuse?
Finally, I checked out my bike to make sure it worked well. Then I checked out momma's bike. I didn't check out Sasha's bike because he doesn't know he has one. He has a special day coming up Friday and will get it then. However that meant he spent too much time yesterday pouting and asking me how he was going to keep up with Papa and Mama on his little car. (Truth is he has a motorized four wheeler that looks much more comfortable than my bike. He seems not to worry about that.)
OK, it wasn't being a bad daddy when I didn't tell him about his upcoming present. But was it a bad daddy to enjoy it? Was it bad to smile whenever he begged to know when he was getting a bike? Even just a little?
If I am a bad daddy, that means my other new threads are going to be in trouble.
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No, you're not a bad daddy. I think "never disturb a sleeping child " is a time honored credo.
And we are highly amused right now every time Andrew says "I want a lightsaber!" and we say "Why do you think anyone would buy you a lightsaber? You'll have to make your own". (Yes, we have one in the garage waiting for his birthday).
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quote: Calvin: Dad, how come old photographs are always black and white? Didn't they have color film back then? Dad: Sure they did. In fact, those old photographs ARE in color. It's just the WORLD was black and white then. C: Really? D: Yep. The world didn't turn color until sometime in the 1930s, and it was pretty grainy color for a while, too. C: That's really weird. D: Well, truth is stranger than fiction. C: But then why are old PAINTINGS in color?! If the world was black and white, wouldn't artists have painted it that way? D: Not necessarily. A lot of great artists were insane. C: But... but how could they have painted in color anyway? Wouldn't their paints have been shades of gray back then? D: Of course, but they turned colors like everything else in the '30s. C: So why didn't old black and white photos turn color too? D: Because they were color pictures of black and white, remember?
romanylass--I sincerely hope you have two light sabers in the garage. After all, what do you think he is going to do with it once you give it to him?
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