Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Crack Up

My kids can be funny, even when they don’t mean to be. Too often, WonderWife™ and I find ourselves struggling not to laugh at inappropriate times, like when the kids do something naughty. It’s like a scene from SNL where you can tell they’re trying really hard not to break.

The other night at dinner, I’m giving the Bean a heartfelt lecture not to tilt back in his chair, where a glass door and hard tile floor await his much softer head. I’m in the middle of explaining to him that I’m not saying this to be mean, but for his own safety when he looks me in the eye. I think I'm actually getting to him when he says, “Your ear looks like a mushroom.”

There is a snort from the other side of the table. I glance over to see WW™ tearing up, struggling to keep her laughter inside. That didn't last long. She couldn't contain herself and began chortling uncontrollably.

The Bean, seeing that he had now had an audience, repeated the line a few more times. Any semblance of my parenting was gone.

“Thanks,” I said to her. She continued to laugh.

Man...totally undercut by my wife, who couldn’t keep her shit together.

7 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

You're pretty high and mighty (blaming it on your wife) for someone with mushroom ears.

Also...

Woah! When did THAT happen (the new look)? My only request is to lighten the background of the post div... black on dark grey is hard on the eyes.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

I gave the blog a makeover last week. And your background wish is my command. Hopefully this is a little easier on the eyes (old man).

leebodenmiller said...

Loved it! I can just see my daughter doing the same thing. It's so hard, because there's no way to be prepared for those kind of comebacks...and I like the new layout, too.

Your escalator operator said...

Awesome Bean story.

I'm just wondering if the bacon in your new header was cooked using a light saber.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Lee...It's really hard. And glad you did the new layout.

YEO...If you can think of a better way, I'd like to know about it.

ZenMom said...

*snort* That almost made coffee shoot out my nose and I wasn't even there for the live version - WW can be totally forgiven for cracking up at that one!

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Zen...Glad it was "almost."