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:

diane said...

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

Nedra said...

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

Everyday Quilter said...

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!

Erin said...

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

cookie said...

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

madebymum said...

Wonderful. So funny and so practical.

Theresa said...

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

Amy said...

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

Donna said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Tabatha said...

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!

Linda said...

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!!!

Katie B. said...

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

LynCC said...

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

Thimbleanna said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Laura said...

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!

Carol said...

Wonderful job! Brilliant initiative.
Carol xx

kendascrafts said...

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

Lana said...

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

pinksuedeshoe said...

Bwahahhaha. I lvoe this.

Keep Stitchin' said...

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

Lori Holt said...

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

Evelene S said...

Hilarious and clever your hubby!

Brooke said...

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!

a little bit biased said...

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).

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

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

Donura said...

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

Kristyne said...

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

Thanks for the laugh. ;)

Laura-Lu said...

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.