Thursday, August 25, 2011
Happy Fatherhood Friday!
Welcome to the inaugural performance of "Busy-Dad-E Theater".
And without further adieu, the "play"
Time: 4:00 am
Place: My room (where else would I be at 4am?)
Big Brother: Dad-E, my sniffer keeps sniffing and sniffing
Big Brother: Dad-E! Wake up!
[Actors both pause and remain silent for ~2 minutes.]
Busy-Dad-E: (Slowly coming to consciousness) What's up, buddy?
Big Brother: I keep sniffing.
[Busy-Dad-E stumbles like a drunk to the bathroom to retreive toilet tissue]
Big Brother: (Blowing nose). Yeah.
Busy-Dad-E: Let's go back to bed.
[Busy-Dad-E continues to stumble down the hall.]
Big Brother: (Sitting up in bed now with a HUGE scowl). Dad-E, I'm BORED!
Busy-Dad-E: It's 4am. God wants you to be bored.
Big Brother: I'm SOOO bored!
Busy-Dad-E: If you go back to sleep, you won't be bored anymore
Big Brother: (Pouts. Birds attempt to poop on his lip.)
Busy-Dad-E: (A single neuron in his brain starts to fire. He remembers that dinner was quite rushed to get Big Brother to an after-school activity. And Big Brother focused on going to the bathroom and playing with toys at dinner - consuming a grand total of about 3 grapes and 2 swigs of chocolate milk before we had to leave. Wake up, stupid! The boy is HUNGRY!) Do you need a snack?
Big Brother: Yes
Busy-Dad-E: (Retrieves some grapes and a granola bar.) Here you go.
Big Brother: Thanks. Dad-E...
Big Brother: You can go back to bed now.
Have a good (non-dramatic) weekend,