I Win

I win… I WIN!!! You know why? Because I’m the dad. I know this kid outsmarts me 99% of the time, but when it counts… I WIN. You see I’m the adult, the dad… I WIN. I know you’ll never remember this day. I know by the time you’ll read this, you will probably be one of her brightest, hardest working kids in your entire school. But I want you to know, at least on this night, I was smarter than you.

Tonight (honestly most nights), you decided you weren’t going to eat. Not lunch and not dinner. Chicken nuggets, string cheese, macaroni and cheese, apple sauce… nothing! Until… dad, your own dad, completely flipped the script on you. Hence the title of this blog, “I Win.”  

Here’s now the game included: line up five chicken nuggets in front of you and five in front of me… and we have a race to see who can eat the most. Every time you thought I was eating one I just put it back in front of you. You literally fell for it every time.  

You know what, you might be able to get me to read you a bunch of extra books every night before bed, or let you have ice cream before dinner, but tonight… and maybe only for one night… I WIN!!!

5.29.14. – Pacers


tumblr_n6bhameUD21talaxzo1_1280 tumblr_n6bhameUD21talaxzo2_1280 tumblr_n6bhameUD21talaxzo3_1280 tumblr_n6bhameUD21talaxzo4_1280 tumblr_n6bhameUD21talaxzo5_1280So today my son, you experienced the seriousness of watching a Pacers playoff game with dad. The excitement was electric, Watching Paul George answer The Heat’s big shots with dagger after dagger like buckets of his own almost resulted in one of us puking! (I won’t say who almost puked, but it wasn’t you, don’t worry.)

Yet you slept through most of it…which for now is fine, but I looking forward to being able to share these types of sports experiences with you!

For what it’s worth, I had to take to Twitter to share my silent celebrations that were taking place in the family room while you snoozed peacefully in anticipation of waking me up as soon as I lay down after the game! Regardless, great game tonight son! I’m glad I got to share it with you! GO PACERS!