Charlie just asked;
“Is printing money illegal?”
“yep charlie, it sure is.”
“Dang, I sure wish it wasn’t. We could print 1’s, 10’s, and 100’s!”
Everyone always talks to their kids about drinking, drugs and sex, but who takes the time to explain counterfeiting is bad too.
“Dad! The hand fell off my GI Joe action figure and fell in the toilet while I was pooping.”
There’s no Dad handbook that warns you about stuff like this.
“Night school doesn’t happen until like fifth grade.”
The song Centerfold by J Giles Band was playing on the radio this morning while I was driving Charlie to school.
“Turn it up dad! Do you know this song?”
“Yes, I really like this song.”
“This song is old. Its from the 1800’s!”
The concept of history isn’t there yet.
Charlie drew this picture of a soldier. He’s holding a rifle in one hand and a grenade in the other (you can’t see that hand).
I love it.
I bought Charlie a toolbox with a bunch of tools for Christmas this year. I got him some screwdrivers, a pair of safety goggles, a tape measure, a couple pair of pliers, a little level, an LED flashlight, a toolbox and a combination lock to keep it all safe!
When I was checking out, the clerk commented, “Boy, you’re buying quite a bit of hardware today.”
“Yeah, I decided to buy a few tools for my 8 year old this year. He loves helping around the house.”
After I said this, the clerk made a strange face, got quiet and just kept ringing up my items. I was beginning to think this guy was kind of a jerk until he finally said, “So, you’re buying your son an electric staple gun?”
“No no no, that’s for ME!”
I can only imagine what would happen if Charlie got hold of an electric staple gun! You’d be able to turn my house upside down and nothing would move. Ikes.
I’m the lucky recipient of an original Charlie tattoo.
Charlie decided he was old enough for some tribal arm band tattoos. I think he did a bang up job.
Charlie refused to wear a Winnie the Pooh bandaid tonight. Another little piece of childhood slips away.
For anyone who doesn’t already know, here is the definition of a wet willy, according to wikipedia:
Wet willy: Usually performed on a sleeping or otherwise unsuspecting person, the perpetrator of a wet willy wets his or her finger with saliva and inserts it into the ear of the victim. While not typically resulting in physical harm (although ear infection might occur), the moist sensation can be extremely unpleasant.
Charlie snuck up behind me while I was sitting at the computer and gave me a wet willy.
I hate wet willies.
I yelled in at Lori, “That is one trick I REALLY wish you hadn’t taught him!”
She replied, “I didn’t teach him that!”
Which sparked a “yes, you DID!”, “NO, I DID NOT!” bickerfest.
After a few minutes of this, Charlie decided to speak up.
“Uncle Scott taught me that. He said Charlie, do this with your finger and stick it in your Dad’s ear.”
Grrrr, Uncle Scott is in trouble.