April 23, 2007


SOMEone has done figured me out.

I suppose it was bound to happen, but I had hoped for a bit longer before my misbehavior was so apparent.

When we were at Shoney's eating supper last night, Rebecca had gone to get something else from the buffet and Jonathan had gone to the restroom, leaving just Reba, Catherine, and me at the table.

Reba took a sip from her glass and immediately clenched her hand and tapped on her sternum. "MMmmouch. Mm. Ow. Got a bubble from that Sprite...and it feels stuck...right here!"

As is my usual helpful nature in such cases, I immediately offered to render assistance to my distressed bride--"Would you like for me to rub it?"

She shook her head no, because she is a spoilsport of the first order, and then suddenly, Catherine's eyes lit up and she loudly said, "EWWWWWwwww! DADDeeeeee!! I just now figured out what you were telling Mommy!"


Now all the children know daddy is a dirty old man.

How will they ever cope?

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 23, 2007 02:35 PM

Ten years from now when it is your daughter and her boyfriend and the same thing happens with them speaking...........

Posted by: Billy Budd at April 23, 2007 06:06 PM

...I will leap across the table dragging my walker and oxygen canister behind me and strangle the young man before he can utter more than half the word "Help."

Assuming I'm even able to use a walker--I might have to get the nurse prop me up in the hospital bed and have her throttle him for me.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 23, 2007 10:39 PM

Just tell her that's part of the fun a HUSBAND AND WIFE get to have. It's difficult to teach children about intimacy as a blessing for married people, since it is somewhat awkward to use actual examples. I suppose it's a signal - if they know enough to say "Ewww!" then they're old enough for sex ed.

Sprite bubble? Do you also offer assistance for brain freezes? Charlie horses?

Posted by: Marc V at April 24, 2007 06:54 AM

Do I tell her before or after I strangle her future boyfriend? I guess it should probably be before, huh?

Brain freezes I can't help much with, but charlie horses I can fix, if they're in the right place.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 24, 2007 08:03 AM