|Scott and the kiddos on his 49th Birthday|
On Friday night as we were flurrying to get the kids ready for bed, Scott decided that he would work on helping with Kai's bedtime routine. Kai usually has a BM after dinner, sometime before getting tucked into bed. Scott thought that we would be efficient by multitasking this evening, thereby helping to take out Kai's speech prosthesis/retainer (aka his rainbow ) while Kai did his night-time duty on the throne. As I came upstairs, I glanced at this awkward situation...and just as I was about to inquire, watched Scott lunge for the retainer (eliciting many exciting eplatives I might add...) as it had flipped out of Kai's mouth, fallen right between Kai's legs, and plopped into the runny, poopy toilet water. I wasn't sure if I was going to hurl or pee my own pants--laughing at my dear hubby, who at this point was shouting "Aw man...gross, yuck (cough cough), ugh!!!" while he made his way to the sink--sludgy hands, poopy retainer and all.
Of course, the kids thought this was all quite interesting. Kai continued to place blame: "Daddy, why you drop my rainbow in the toilet?" While trying to contain myself, I went into mom mode...suggesting that he scub the appliance with antibacterial soap and HOT water first several times, followed by lots of toothpaste. Of course, I commented that all of our family would laugh at this particular "Scott story."
And then the following day.... I was blessed with another opportunity to capitalize on yet another "Scott story." (a "two-fer" weekend!)
Most women would relish the opportunity for their husbands to help tackle their mountains of laundry. Well....I was lucky enough to have my very thoughtful and dedicated hubby fold three loads. Too bad two of those loads were dirty. Yeah, as I was returning all pairs of socks to their drawers, I realized that some of them were still smelling a bit funky (Scott does not do the "sniff test," so he would not know!). It sure would've been nice to have that satisfied feeling of having all the laundry completed. No......I got a whole lot more work and a silly story to tell instead! Thanks honey!
The moral of this post is......... Men-folk are, by nature, simple creatures (that is Scott's term, not mine). Guys can focus on one thing at a time, and when they are able to, they are usually quite successful. Contrary to how some believe, men also DO want to please us women. Unfortunately, they can frequently show their doofus-side in the process. Multitasking? Pleeease.....forget it!
Ah yes, they can also make us laugh. What would life be without a little humor hey?