I should be a stand up comic. I get fresh content every day from my kids who keep us laughing.
Get It Over With
Abby loves to sleep in Landis's room because he has bunk beds. She is oldest, so of course she gets the top bunk.
Every night, bedtime is an adventure of rough-housing, tickling and playing before the kids go to sleep. Abby tries to sneak up her bunk bed ladder before I'm looking because she knows the tickle-bug (Dad) loves to get her on the way up.
So she heads for the ladder and here comes Dad. You never actually have to tickle Abby... she starts laughing if you just LOOK LIKE you're going to tickle her.
I take few steps toward her... she stops in anticipation. I back up a step, and she goes up one more rung before freezing as I start towards her again. After making it about half way and tired of wondering if I'm going to actually tickler her, Abby stops and says:
"Oh, just tickle me and get it over with!"
Michelle was doing laundry and told Abby and Landis to go get hangars from their closet. Being the good, obedient children they are, you know what they did right?
They went and took OFF every stitch of clothes that were on every hangar, and brought all the hangars from their entire closet leaving a pile of clean clothes on their floor.
Can't exactly get mad about that kind of obedience.
That WAS My Question
The kids know to wait and not interrupt Michelle and I if we are speaking. So Abby was standing there waiting for her chance and said "Dad, can I ask a question?"
"Sure", I replied, "what is it".
At this point, Abby just starting making some random comments about whatever (to her, "asking a question" means "can I talk now?"). After several comments I said "Abby... you said 'can I ask a question?'... what is your question?"
To which she humbly replied "Dad, can you hush?"
(Not a response I would generally condone, but I insisted on her asking a question, right?)