Today is a good one for Monster Moments, because we have another Dad sharing his Monster Daddy Moment with us! I am really excited to have Abe (AKA Cheeseboy22 if you’re on The Twitter) from The Blog O’ Cheese here today! Abe is by far one of the funniest people on Twitter, and he has a hilarious blog that I don’t comment on often enough – simply because I can’t think of anything clever to say. He’s also a first grade teacher, so he understands having to deal with kids all day long.
So please help me welcome Abe so he can share a Monster Daddy Moment with us! No idea what a Monster Mommy (Daddy) Moment is? You can read all about how my weekly feature came to be here.
Go grab a cup of coffee and a donut, ahem, I mean a low-fat muffin, or depending on the time of the day maybe some wine and chocolate, and sit back and enjoy Abe’s Monster Mommy Moment!
“Dad, can we cut off my penis today?”
I looked in the rearview mirror to see my three-year-old son grinning from one big, floppy ear to the other.
“Now why in the world would you want to do that, Calder?” I respond, my tone twittering between anger and laughter.
“Can we dad?”
I was troubled by his excitement.
“OW! Calder, that would hurt so bad!”
I decided that a scare tactic was the best response, rather than a dumbed-down sex education course. He pressed on.
“NO IT WOULDN’T! IT WOULDN’T HURT!”
“Oh, yeeeeeees it would!”
“NO IT WOULDN’T!”
My seven year old son, giggling like an idiot the entire time, decided to chime in.
“Yes Calder, that would really hurt. You would bleed.”
Twenty awkward, silent seconds pass. My wife and I share glances at each other, trying to force the other to lose it while my 7-year-old was rolling all over the back seat like a ticklish hyena.
Finally, Calder breaks the silence.
“So can I cut off my penis today, mom?”
(The classic, “Check with the other parent after one has said no” trick. Works nevery time.)
“Well Calder, how would you pee?”
My 7-year-old son laughed for twenty straight minutes. My wife and I joining in from time to time until we get home.
Thanks Abe, for sharing your Monster Daddy Moment with us…and for reminding remind us not over react, to slow down and really laugh at moments like these. They’re what make parenting fun! And also knowing that every single parent out there deals with the “if dad says no, go ask mom (or vise versa)”.
Also? I am now going to say ‘nevery’… a lot!
Now go swing by The Blog O’ Cheese and say hello to Abe, and if you’re new there make sure to tell him that I sent you. I know you’ll really enjoy his blog!
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