Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fathering 101: Multiple Conversations at Once

How to have multiple conversations at once. An essential skill for fathering.

Setting: Costco Wholesale, Saturday afternoon.

Darling Bride: Did you get the eggs?

Darling Son: What's your favorite Wii game?

Me: Oops! Just passed them. Over this way.

Darling Bride: The coffeemate is up ahead, too.

Me: I like golf and bowling on Wii Sports Resort. I can get the coffeemate by reaching past the cereal...

Darling Bride: That's enough hamburger for two lasagnas. We're taking dinner to our friends Monday Night.

Darling Son: My favorite is Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Me: Lasagna would be really good. Leftovers!

Darling Son: Do you want to be my Indiana Jones partner when we get back?

Darling Bride: Should we get the clippers?

Me: Look! Pepsi throwback with real sugar!


  1. You made me laugh out loud. I needed that.

  2. I like the balance. More responses toward your wife. Wife first, then kids. Nice.