Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Joys of Fatherhood

Fatherhood Fail:

So, about a week ago, I was watching T.V. with the kids playing in the next room. I was actually channel surfing during the commercials of the NFL playoffs. Well, some show was making copious use of the "beep" in the place of profanity. . . so Sam comes running in. . . "What is that beeping!!" (when I say copious use. . . . I mean. . . copious)

And, in what will go down as one of the great fatherhood answers of all time, I come up with this gem: "That's a noise that people make on t.v." (which isn't a complete lie. . I'll get to this later). ouch.

Provi from the next room: "Dad, do you want me to tell him?" (Provi has yet to grasp that there are things that she knows because she's 9 and not 5).
double ouch.

So, I told Sam it meant that the people weren't talking nice and were using bad words. (hmmm. . might have been a good first answer).

Sam now is intrigued by the "beep". . he came running in yesterday "Are those guys not talking right??" no, Sam. . no they aren't.

I'm against the "beep". They're starting to use the beep as a point of dialogue in shows now. If you don't believe me. . watch Comedy Central. Comedians are using the "beep" to make stuff funny. Some of them wouldn't have jobs if we went back to the "mute/silence" for profanity on T.V. Trust me. . . way, way less funny. The Daily Show has actually used the "beep" so good that they've turned it into an art form.

Anyway. . down with the beep. . .let's hear the mute, then we'll see how funny and creative we really are!!??

Fatherhood goodness:

A letter written by Eden at School this week:

Dear Hady, (Haiti)

Hi! How are you. I Hrd on the nos(news) that thar whus a rthcwick (earthquake).

Is ivre thing oca? I hop yis (yes).

Your Friend,

Needless to say, I'm keeping that one. What a sweetheart. I haven't had the heart to tell her that everything is not okay. But, we've been praying for Haiti.

It's the ups and downs, you know? I love being a dad.


1 comment:

Miss Eccentric said...

Ohmygoodness! That is so cute. And your right, the beeping on TV can be a bit excessive, and does not really prevent kids these days from saying bad words. Because they may not be able to say the actual words, but they can sure add a beep where a cuss word would normally be. Down with beeping on TV!