Daddy & Grady Day

Yesterday I didn’t have school, and Amy did–so Grady and I got to hang out. Just the boys. We played on the floor, I threw him around some (he really likes that) and he played in his little play console. It’s one of those things they sit in that goes all around with toys attached to it. This one has a nursery rhyme theme–it has a clock with hickory the mouse running up and down it, little Bo Peep and some sheep, a cow jumping over a moon, and a little old lady in a shoe–but get this–she only has three children. I think that hardly qualifies as having “so many children she didn’t know what to do.” Unless it’s a reflection on suburban families who generally stop after two. Can’t handle that extra kid, huh? Anyhow, we think Grady has a crush on little Bo Peep. He’s fascinated by her.

All was going well until I took him to his doctor’s visit, where he was scheduled to receive FOUR shots. Poor kid. I have to admire the nurses, though–they had a good system down. It took two of them holding him, one on each side. They counted, “one, two, three” and both stuck him in each leg at the same time. He screamed almost instantly, but the bandaid went on in less than half a second, and it was “one, two, three” again, then the next round of shots. Eventually the poor child’s wails lessened, and I packed him back in the car and headed home. I had to sing him THREE songs (usually only takes one or two) to put him to sleep this time: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons, “With or Without You” by U2, and “Summer Eyes” by me. Good selection, huh?

When Mommy came home, she relieved Daddy so he could go play poker with some of his church friends (yes, I realize the irony). I had a good time (Texas Hold ‘Em, and I came in 7th place out of 15), except for the fact that I had been so busy with Grady that I had forgotten to eat anything the whole day. So I got to the poker party and pigged out on pure crap–soda, chips, M&M’s, and bean dip. I didn’t feel so good when I woke up this morning.

Just a side note/question: Anybody out there still play Dungeons and Dragons?

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