August 25, 2011

A Letter to Future Sippy Cup (14)

Hey kid,

Today the weather was rather nasty with random bouts of thunder and lightning passing through the city.

We spent the day inside, huddled on the couch, eating popcorn, watching cartoons and laughing like two lunatics.

In a few weeks, you will be starting Pre-K and, while I am looking forward to the misadventures this new chapter in your life holds in store for us, I know that I will miss these days terribly.

I have spent the past 2 years at home with you and, in that time, you have taught me more about what it means to be a "man" than anyone else in my life.

I guess what I'm trying to say is this: I love you.  And, more importantly, thank you.


August 8, 2011

Birthday Presents for Uncle Anthony

Sippy Cup: "What are we going to give Uncle Anthony for his birthday?"

M.O.M. : "You're going to call him and say 'Happy Birthday'."

Sippy Cup: "That's not a present."

M.O.M. : "Yes it is.  He loves talking to you."

Sippy Cup: "How about we get a box..."

Me: "Here we go."

Sippy Cup: "...a really big box..."

M.O.M. : "A huge box?"

Sippy Cup: "...and then I hide inside it..."

Me: "I know where this is going."

Sippy Cup: " wrap it with wrapping paper..."

M.O.M. : "Uh-huh."

Sippy Cup: "...and when you give it to Uncle Anthony I jump out and yell 'Happy Birthday!'."

M.O.M. : "You're sweet."

Sippy Cup: "Yeah.  That's a better idea."

Happy Birthday Uncle Anthony

August 4, 2011

Choking Hazard

Sippy Cup (with his mouth semi-full): "I finished my waffles.  Can I watch cartoons now?"

M.O.M. : "How did you finish your waffles so quickly?  Didn't you just have 3 pieces left on the plate?"

Sippy Cup (swallowing): "I did.  I stuffed the last 3 pieces in my mouth."

M.O.M. : "Fabulous.  Next time, please don't do that.  You have to eat slowly.  You have to eat one piece at a time.  Because if you stuff them in all at the same time, you can choke."

Sippy Cup: "Well, I stuffed them all in my mouth this time and I'm not choking."

Me: "Ha!  You see what you miss when you're at work?"