Sunday, June 19, 2011

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.

30 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  6. Wonderful. So funny and so practical.

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

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

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

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  11. Bahahahaha! That's AWESOME! And the fact that the bag has "Thank You" printed on it is perfect, what a riot!

    You may have something there, perhaps you should trademark the idea!

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

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

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  14. R O F L I'm giggling so hard tears are going down my face. Men are hilarious. :)

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  15. Hahaha -- that's one VERY clever Dad -- you better keep him LOL!

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  16. Ha! That's hilarious!! Men certainly think differently, don't they? ;)

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  17. 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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  18. Wonderful job! Brilliant initiative.
    Carol xx

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

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  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT>
    You GO SUPER DAD!!!!

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  21. Very unique idea! My DH would've done something like that,but I doubt I would've thought of it! Love it!

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

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  23. Hilarious and clever your hubby!

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

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

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

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  27. 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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  28. Well, I WOULD call that pee your pants funny ... but that'd be a bit too ironic!

    Thanks for the laugh. ;)

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  29. 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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