Okay, this may be a little premature considering he's only eight months old, but he 'sort of' got a man initiation tonight. Mom left dad to babysit and all went well...until bedtime. After taking him to change into his pajamas, I realized that nothing was clean. So, I went through and sniffed all his dirty pajamas until I/we found the one that smelled the freshest.
We were proud. It was a true father son moment and a lesson that I hope he treasures throughout college.
My wife has read the latest post, and I have been properly and thoroughly chastised. I have been made to promise (though with crossed fingers) that I will mainly stick to theology. It is to my everlasting shame that I must also report that there were indeed clean sleepers. Further, I must report that the reason I could not find them is due to the fact that I neither know who to look for things nor find them when I do. This is also blamed on my maleness. I can find a deer in a briar patch and a fish under a log, but I cannot find neatly folded baby sleepers hidden by a 2 inch sticky note.
And finally, if any teenage men should be reading this site, especially college aged men, I neither condone nor encourage such barbaric behavior as sniffing laundry to determine its cleanliness. I have been told that blue jeans may be worn twice if the first wear was brief. This rule is nullified if you were fishing in them, even if only for a little while and you caught no fish. Again, I apologize to anyone who may have been duped into wearing filthy clothes to work this morning, and I beseech you all to intercede on behalf of my son so he will not turn into the brute that I have become (despite the best efforts of my mother.)
We Must Do the Impossible
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