Little Miss Thing, age 8: “You started it. You always start it!”
Danger Monkey, age 11: “No I don’t!”
Me: “OK, kids, cut it out. The only thing worse than arguing is arguing about arguing. Trust me, you have better things to do with your time.”
DM: “But now you are arguing about arguing about arguing.”
LMT: “I told you he always starts it.”
I am very happy to announce that I now have a regular column in the Limestone Post Magazine, called ‘My Dad Voice’.
I am honored and so happy to be part of such a cool outfit. Be sure to check out my column and all the other cool and informational posts. Always something interesting to read and learn!
Also, this article allowed me to achieve a bucket-list item that I didn’t even know I had… a Father/Son Viking Photoshoot!
Danger Monkey, age 11, buckling seat belt: “Do we have to take your car?”
Me: “What’s wrong with my car?”
DM: “It’s just really messy back here.”
Me: “And why is that?”
DM: “Well, you’re not as strict as Mom on leaving things in the car, so really it’s your fault.”
Me: “Soooo… I haven’t even put the car into gear yet… and you’re complaining that your area is messy… because I don’t make you clean up your mess.”
DM: “Yes, exactly.”
Me: “Alright, then unbuckle your seat belt.”
DM: “Yes! We’re taking Mom’s car!”
Me: “Uh… no. You’re cleaning up your mess.”
DM: “Aw, man.”
Me: “How did you think this was going to end any other way?”