Friday, November 6, 2009


Happy Fatherhood Friday everyone! If you're not in a hyperglycemic coma from Halloween candy, be sure catch up on all of the great bloggers over at

While you're at it, please pass the Milk Duds.

Okay, seriously, I hope that everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween/Trick-or-Treat.

Here at Busy-Dad-E, my boys are still in the dress-up spirit, even if Batman is a bit passe'.

The other day, in lieu of a lollipop while out running errands, someone gave Little Brother 2 plastic Fire Chief hats.

We're not entirely sure what happened, except to say that someone turned on the creative faucet "full blast."

Next thing you know, Big Brother had organized Little Brother (and the rest of the family) into a small volunteer fire department.

The first request was to rescue a dump truck chair from the attic (sorry, CY-Aunt-E, had to go up there with the house on the market) to serve as a fire truck.

This was shortly followed by a plea to get down an old Lightning McQueen step-stool from the laundry room to serve as a ladder.

Then Big Brother wanted his soccer cones for a siren for the truck.

Finally, Dad-E chipped in with the idea that his ties would make good hoses.

(Please note Little Brother did eventually figure out how to turn the hose on.)

And so this week, we've had no shortage of entertainment fire fighting right in the middle of our family room. The entertainment center was almost engulfed in flames on at least 3 separate occasions.

Fortunately, the loudest, shrillest, plastic whistle you ever heard fire alarm helped the firemen arrive on time.

Of course, afraid of being usurped in popularity, Batmen (plural) did make a guest appearance to help out our firement, kinda like when the Harlem Globetrotters appeared on Scooby-Doo.

(They were kind enough to let Big Batman drive the truck.)

Mom-E and I have really enjoyed this creative role-play, especially seeing the boys work together as a "team." Not to mention, as we're about to get bombarded with the commercialism of the holiday season, it's satisfying to know that the boys can have oodles of fun with the stuff that's already hanging around the house.

Have a good weekend,


  1. I agree....the simplest of toy brings the best of fun. Funny how we are always rushing to get them the best of the best and in the end crayons and a new coloring book or blowing bubbles becomes the greatest toy. Have a good weekend. Rosi

  2. Isn't it wonderful your family room has turned into an entertainment center for your boys and you and your wife? The boys are bonding, entertaining themselves and you and having a blast doing it. They are doing it with items found around the house. This is all good! So glad all of you are having a great time! May the fun and good times continue!

  3. Great imagination, but those kids look a little jaundiced to me.

  4. I love the team work that goes into imaginative play. Looks like a great way to spend an afternoon.

  5. How cute! I love it! love, aunt-e