Sunday, April 8, 2012

Thoughts on the Day

  • Between what he got from us, Irish Woman's family, and our friends, BooBoo has been eating candy like he had one of Willy Wonka's golden tickets.  
  • Dark chocolate covered espresso beans are better than any rabbit I ever got.
  • While coloring eggs last night, Boo was disappointed that putting the eggs in the dye did not cause them to hatch.
  • Apparently the correct formula for a young boy with the thousand yard stare, who has a crying jag while getting his shower, and between sniffles asks where his Easter basket went is to give him a hug, put his blanket and pillow on the couch, and let him watch a movie until he falls asleep.
  • Having Lebanese food for Easter may sound strange, but to be honest, it's probably at least as appropriate as ham.
  • Easter dinner is not the time to have your father notice your new gauged ears.  Thankfully, it wasn't one of my kids.
  • Girlie Bear wore her new dress for Easter.  I am in so much trouble if I haven't properly prepared her for teenage boys yet.


Old NFO said...

Sounds like an 'interesting' day :-) And good luck with the boy preps!!!

Julie said...

Dark chocolate covered espresso beans sound fantastic!!!

But please explain "new gauged ears" ...

Oh and a post on how to prepare pre-teen girls properly for teenage boys ... I've got one rapidly approaching danger years and I've got no clue!

Wilson said...

Sounds like you had a great Easter!

DaddyBear said...

Julie, "gauging" is the fad where people have holes in their ears, but instead of just putting earrings in, they put in wider tubes. Over time, they use wider and wider tubes until the holes in their ears are large enough to pass things through. Not my idea of attractive, but everyone's got their thing.

And when I figure out the whole teenage girl thing, I'll let you know. They've been a mystery to me for decades.

BobG said...

"Buzz beans" are what we called chocolate covered coffee beans.

You don't have to prepare the teenage girl; the father needs to prepare by loading up plenty of rock salt for the 12-gauge...

LabRat said...

There is no proper preparation for contact with the opposite sex once puberty has gotten under full steam. It is the proverbial planning that falls apart on first contact with the enemy.

However, a solid enough sense of perspective and self-respect to question what is wrong with him rather than what must be wrong with her if he behaves badly is an excellent starting point.

DaddyBear said...

Labrat, that's what I've been trying to do. Make her self-reliant and confident enough that she'll be able to handle good and bad situations.

Of course, my ex-wife seems to be trying to undo everything I've done, but you do what you gotta do.

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