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A shout out to Dads

My and my Dad circa 1979. Love the hair and those plaid pants.
I realize it’s totally late in the day for this but I want to give a quick shout out to Dads since today was Father’s Day in the States. 
I’ve learned that it’s a great thing that men and women don’t always think alike.  A few years ago I had an event I really wanted to attend and luckily for me it was right by my husband’s office so he offered to take our little boys during his lunch break so I could go. When I returned to the car afterwards, I found my almost-4-yr-old wearing a new outfit: 

Turns out he got so excited about having lunch with Dad he didn’t want to tell him when he needed to get to the bathroom and had a little overflow issue. At first my husband wasn’t sure what to do because I had neglected to bring along any back-up pants.

So he came up with this wardrobe option to get them through the rest of lunch, give me time to finish my thing , and get us back home again. I don’t think I would have come-up with it in a thousand years. But it totally worked. Good job, Dad. I’m so glad you’re my partner in this crazy adventure called parenthood.

Maybe I can get him to do a guest post tutorial on how to make children’s clothes out of take-out bags. Might be a popular one.

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31 Comments

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    diane
    June 19, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    this is classic. A real innovative idea! So funny. Three cheers for daddy!

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    Nedra
    June 19, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Oh, that is too funny. I never would have thought of doing that either. Hurray for Dad.

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    Everyday Quilter
    June 19, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    That is too funny! I sure hope you do let him guest host your blog with his ideas! My husband definately doesn't do things the way I would – but ya gotta love em for trying!

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    Erin
    June 19, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Mad props to your hubby for that moment of genius. That photo is so funny!

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    cookie
    June 19, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    how sweet. never would have come up with something like that.

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    madebymum
    June 20, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Wonderful. So funny and so practical.

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    Theresa
    June 20, 2011 at 12:32 am

    The message on the bag is hilarious! Who wants to sit in wet knickers! I'd be saying thank you too!

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    Amy
    June 20, 2011 at 1:13 am

    oh my gosh. laugh out loud! good job, Dad!

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    Donna
    June 20, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Hubby deserves an award! Quick thinking and oh so amusing!

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    Jackie
    June 20, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Hahaha!! I just love it!! I don't think that I would have ever thought of that either.

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    Tabatha
    June 20, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Bahahahaha! That&#39;s AWESOME! And the fact that the bag has &quot;Thank You&quot; printed on it is perfect, what a riot!<br /><br />You may have something there, perhaps you should trademark the idea!

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    Linda
    June 20, 2011 at 7:12 am

    What a creative solution!!! Your husband is a smart man!<br />Mine fixed his broken zipper once at work by closing his fly with duct tape! Creative, but very distracting!!!

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    Katie B.
    June 20, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Oh, my gosh. That is too funny! Pretty clever solution.

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    LynCC
    June 20, 2011 at 7:48 am

    R O F L I&#39;m giggling so hard tears are going down my face. Men are hilarious. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Thimbleanna
    June 20, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Hahaha — that&#39;s one VERY clever Dad — you better keep him LOL!

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    Dawn
    June 20, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Ha! That&#39;s hilarious!! Men certainly think differently, don&#39;t they? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Laura
    June 20, 2011 at 9:44 am

    My entire family is laughing about this. I wonder, do they come in adult sizes? We might need one if we keep looking at this!

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    Carol
    June 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Wonderful job! Brilliant initiative.<br />Carol xx

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    kendascrafts
    June 20, 2011 at 11:02 am

    That is so funny! Something like that would only come from the brain of a dad.

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    Lana
    June 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT&gt;<br />You GO SUPER DAD!!!!

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    pinksuedeshoe
    June 20, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Bwahahhaha. I lvoe this.

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    Keep Stitchin'
    June 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Very unique idea! My DH would&#39;ve done something like that,but I doubt I would&#39;ve thought of it! Love it!

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    Lori Holt
    June 20, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    OMGosh Amy…that is too funny!<br />After looking at the photo and reading what the deal-e-o was…I almost needed to make some for myself…lol!<br />xx<br />lori

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    Evelene S
    June 20, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Hilarious and clever your hubby!

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    Brooke
    June 20, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    LOL! I got a BIG laugh out of this one. I&#39;m always amazed at how resourceful my hubby can be when I&#39;m not there to &quot;run the show&quot;. This is a classic!

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    a little bit biased
    June 20, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    That is hilarious! Great picture to capture the moment. He&#39;ll have great laughs about it when he gets older (well one of them will, at least).

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    Nanette Merrill and daughters
    June 21, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Oh my gosh I love that photo of you and your dad. He looks like a happinin kinda guy.

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    Donura
    June 21, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Thanks for bringing a laugh to my belly this morning. This is very very creative. I give him an A+ for ingenuity.

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    Kristyne
    June 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Well, I WOULD call that pee your pants funny … but that&#39;d be a bit too ironic!<br /><br />Thanks for the laugh. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Laura-Lu
    June 21, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Oh my gosh, Amy, I forgot about this. I just showed our parents and the Bowens and we all laughed to tears. Great story. PS, Dad appreciates the shout out.

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    Sheila
    February 21, 2015 at 12:27 am

    This was a good idea! Sometime one much think outside the box. Thank you for sharing your story and picture : )

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