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Thursday, January 10, 2013

You're the Baby, I'm the Daddy


We recently had a new babysitter watch the boys for us on a Friday afternoon.  I immediately liked her!  But considering my Rolodex of babysitter's is only about three names deep, I think she'd have to show up with a bottle of Jack Daniel's to share with the kids for me not to like her.  The boys also seemed to immediately be taken by our new guest, so I left feeling confident they would have a fun day.

I returned home a few hours later to find our new friend playing hide and seek with the kids, which is always preferable to walking in to find both boys eyes glued to Scooby Doo on the television.  According to the sitter they had been playing all afternoon, starting with Jackson, my 4-year old deciding he would direct a game of "house."  The sitter informed me that he had told her to play the baby while he would play the role of Daddy.  After roles were determined it was showtime and what did Daddy do?  The sitter laughed as she told me how he immediately walked into the kitchen, grabbed a water bottle, came back in the living room, sat down in the recliner, and let her know that he was having a beer!

I was mortified!!  Is drinking beer in the recliner the ultimate role of the "daddy" as our 4-year old see's it?  Why couldn't he have said he was going to work?  Walking the dog?  Hell, he could have pulled out the vacuum and pretended to clean.  No not manly but his Dad's role nonetheless.  Yes, mortified I was, especially considering this behavior was first witnessed by a complete stranger.  

But as always I looked for the bright side, which in this case should be quite obvious...  at least he wasn't pretending to be Mommy!  If that had been the case there'd have been one less name on the Rolodex list of babysitters as I would likely have been too humiliated to call her back!  

20 comments:

  1. So funny! New follower from the Mommy Mixer!

    DayswithDylan

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  2. I remember when we were little, my brother made a craft at school in which he wrote on different flowers things he would do for my mom to help her around the house. As she pulled them out most of them were things like, take out the garbage, clean my room, dust the living room. The last one she pulled out was, get you a beer. She was quite mortified! I haven't had any experiences like that quite yet but I am sure they are coming! I looked through a few of your posts and loved them all! I will definitely be following this blog!

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    1. That is HILARIOUS!!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. LOL! It's funny how "attached" kids get to the alcholic symbols when their parents drink. . . . .even if we only do it occassionally. My daughter calls every can in a world "beer cans".

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  4. LOL. It's so funny the things kids will choose to imitate about us sometimes. Glad to hear that overall the kids enjoyed their new sitter and it sounds like she enjoyed them too.

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  5. New follower here from the MBM. Just wanted to say hi!

    www.adventureswithcaptaindestructo.com

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  6. hi there! here from the blog hop! (new follower) You can find me at http://theresmagicoutthere.blogspot.com

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  7. kids pick up on the craziest things =)

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  8. LOVE IT! Too cute! I think my kids would have gone to the bedroom and pretended to sleep - since daddy is always working weird shifts and really likes to sleep :)
    Leigh

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  9. Oh that is funny! Did you tell your husband?

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    1. Oh yeah, he was actually quite proud, which is sad in itself!

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  10. So sweet, kids are so cute at that age!
    Am a new follower :)
    x
    Natalie

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  11. Too funny...I am terrified to know what my daughter will do when she impersonates mom and dad in the future. It's a good reminder to be on our best behavior (though I think the beer thing is hilarious)!

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  12. Ha! Kids do the darndest things, don't they?
    Thank you for hopping by, following along, and for linking up to the Thumping Thursdays blog hop! I am now following you as well. Hope to see you again next week! ;)

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  13. haha I love that story! Fun babysitters are the best!

    Love your blog! Check out mine - michaelandwhitneyweekes.blogspot.com

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  14. This story is hill-aryus! Glad I visited from Blog Hop @1 Epic Mom. New follower and hope your participating next week.

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  15. Hey there!! Thank you for stopping by my blog!!
    I am now following also and look forward to reading your blog!

    Take care,
    Nonny
    www.notionsfromnonny.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.

    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-1.html

    Also,My daughter, Kisha, also is taking over Fill In the Blank Fridays. The person doing it has decided she can't do it anymore so Kisha is now doing it. Her first one is today. Would love for you to join us there also. It's a fun one. Her blog ishttp://www.kjaggers.com/2013...

    You can also go to her page and at the to sign up for a reminder on both of these each week
 Have a wonderful evening. :)

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  17. I think it's hilarious! Your son's a hoot, really! He'll be fun when he gets older (I'm sure he already is). :)

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  18. OMG LOL... but on a serious note, I feel bad that a very young mind already associate drinking to being a daddy.

    I'm a new follower and looking forward to reading your posts...
    http://www.mitchryan23.com

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