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Monday, April 16, 2007

Dad's girl.

See that little girl sitting between me and the little demon? She's gonna break my heart one day. I know this. As much as I want to deny it, one day in the not to distant future, she'll make me cry.

She's already starting to act like a teenager: still the politest little thing you'll ever meet, the sass is starting to creep into her voice. Not with me, with Mom. The wanting to argue back, the fights about clothes, and the talk about BOYS has me having flashbacks to when I was a kid and my three older sisters were ruling the roost. Still makes me shiver.

Up until now, she's always been MY little girl: I'm her best friend, the one she always wants when she's scared or hurt. I get the 2 hour version of the stories while Mom gets the Readers Digest version. Dad puts her to bed, helps her do her book reports, and plays catch, or kickball, or tickle monster. Soon, I'll be the nuisance, the annoying guy wanting to know who she's talking to, where she's going, and when will she be home. And that makes me more than a little sad. WARNING: If you are one of them boys that'll come calling one day, let me serve notice. You have SERIOUS expectations to live up to. I've been teaching this girl how a man treats a woman since she was old enough to understand me. Good luck with that all you young bucks.

As far as the game today, it went about as well as you could expect: 7-2 Red Sox, with 6 runs coming in the first and the 7th off the bat of the baddest man on the planet, David Americo Ortiz. Beckett went 6 innings, 1R, 6H, 1BB, and 5 K, lowering his ERA to 1.50. Which is really good. REALLY good.

So the boys head to the Great White North at 7-4 and in first place of the AL East. George's stormtroopers just put Mussina and Pavano on the DL to give Wang company, and BJ Ryan hit the disabled list with the possibility of having Tommy John surgery in his future. Maybe a little karma has reached the Sox after last years injury filled last 2 months.

We'll see. I just know that for tonight, I can go to bed a happy man.

59 comments:

Tex said...

Great Post Ted. dont know why girls and their moms argue so much...i know i did. Probably the only lesson that parents dont teach their daughters enough is how to get treated by boys...course kids learn by watching.

Beckett I just love him...think this is his year to shine again

Mattie said...

Bro, I'm already paranoid about having to go through that with Caroline...and she's just 10 months old! But you know what? They might hate us for a few years, think we're the stupidest old farts in the world...but they'll come around. "Raise up a child in the way they should go, and when they are older, they won't depart from it." Or something like that.

By the way: who are you paying to teach her how men are supposed to treat women?

Ted D said...

Morning Tex. BTW, I TiVo'd Becketts game yesterday: if you or Matt or someone can tell me how to burn it on a DVD I'll send it to you.

Corn Meal, I'll be the thorn in her side for about 5 years, but that's OK: She'll thank me later. Ask her Mom who's teaching her: 15 years later and I still open the door for her to get in the car. I may be a doofus in most aspects of life, but treating my wife like a lady is not one of them.

Now, go back to growing your own coffee beans Juan Valdez.

Stacy said...

I know Rakes is a little on the wild side, but please refrain from calling my nephew a demon. :) His dad was pretty ornery when he was little, if my memory serves me.

Ted D said...

I have no earthly idea what you are talking about.

scott h said...

Well, thankyou very much.You made it rain today! Slowed down the fleecing again.

I could write you a book about fathers and teenage daughters, but then that would cheat you out of all the fun. But that might be the subject of my blog!

Bean sprout, at 10 monthes all those thoughts, Relax don't do it when you put your mind to it! You have more pressing matters, like not letting her get shocked when she touches the dryer

Christine E. said...

Hello everyone:

I fought with my mom too...and my Dad was the go to--although we would have our moments as well..:-)

And how about Wily Mo and his all the way back to Boston homer run! I know some people don't like him, but I think he really tries--and I wish him success..:-)

Hope everyone is well..I feel honored--I made it in to the top 10 comments!

Go Sox!

Christine E. said...
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scott h said...

Why does Christine get to post twice?

Christine E. said...

'Cause I am SPECIAL!

:-P

;-)

Ted D said...

Just popping during the game. Through 5, it's 2-1 Blue Jays. Matsuzaka had a really bizarre 4th inning: more later.

Hi Christine! Top ten, lol!

Scotty, be nice to Christine: she's good people.

KAYLEE said...

next time scott if you are gunna takee shots at me make sure i am here to defend myself.

scott h said...

If you don't show up soon theirs no telling who may pop by !

Ok Stacy is trying to give me the silent treatment over the Rusty the dog joke. Ok Stacy I will give you another chance, stop Newt from giving Rusty a nip and tuck and we will get you off the Animal Rights top ten list!

scott h said...

Ok Kaylee now explain why you are back from mickeyland early. Because you didn't go, you have been grounded!!

KAYLEE said...

dont be giving away my secrets scott.

KAYLEE said...

somethings i dont say for a reason:-)

Mattie said...

Kaylee's in the FBI...guaranteed. What school allows 30 days worth of absences? And who goes to Disneyland for just a day?

Ted D said...

Ugh. Sox lose 2-1.

Daisuke gets NO support. Again. 1 run in his last 2 starts.

Kaylee, are you Sicilian?

Christine E. said...

ok...what just happened in that game? How can we go from scoring 25 runs in 3 days to nothing against Chacin???

I thought Kaylee was in the CIA...;-)

Tex said...

ok Mattie..teach Ted how to burn a dvd

Ted D said...

Christine: I think we used up all our "goodwill" hits. WMP's bomb was quite impressive.

Kaylee, come clean: you are Scotty, right?

Ted D said...

TEX!

Having a good business trip? If he can tell me how to do it, I'll email you for your address.

scott h said...

Either she is CIA or back in my day they were known as AV (audio visual) those little nerds could gete away with anything, always getting out of class to run the projector for another class.

IF they won them all Ted you would have nothing to blog about. But that is kinda weak I quit looking at the score I thought it was under control

Christine E. said...

I hate it when we score like a million runs and then the next day..nuthin...

oooooh...I never thought of that....Could Kaylee really be your brother??? How could you not have KNOWN all these years that he was a 15 year old girl???

KAYLEE said...

would you quit picking on me?I aint giving you my identity yet.

scott h said...

Come on Tex give us your address maybe Hank and Earl could give you a drive by!
Come on Kaylee come clean!

KAYLEE said...

you guys will know what I am soon enough scott.

scott h said...

Christine, Three days in a row makes you part of the group, that might be good news or bad!

Ted D said...

Kaylee,

I already know who you are: Vito Corleone, great grandson of Michael Corleone, living in AZ in the witness protection program after you ratted out Tony Soprano to the feds.

Or you are a teenager with an overactive imagination: it's really a toss up. :)

Christine, regardless of the loss, and the 1 weird inning, Matsuzaka ptiched his rear end off.

Wake will get 'em tomorrow.

Mattie said...

Ok, did Christine just accuse me of being Kaylee incognito?

Ted D said...

I think she's just confused: Christine, Oat Bran is my brother and Scotty is my brother in law: he just had the good luck to marry my sister. :)

KAYLEE said...

one of you guys are on the right track here!

Christine E. said...

Oh, Sorry, I was confused..I thought Scott was your Brother...

I guess your parents didn;t liek him much, calling him Oat Bran and all....:-D What's your really name? Wheat Chex?

Mattie said...

Christine, I'm know around these parts as Tree Squirrel, Tree Newt, Raisin Bran (or take your pick of the bran cereals), Tool Time, and schmuck.

KAYLEE said...

if i tell you what I am willl you stop picking on me?

scott h said...

Im scared she is spelling all her words correct. I think her Mom is on in her place. Ok in case you are blond here is a test
SPELL SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPLALIDOCIOUS
correctly

KAYLEE said...

what are done with the house?Tree squirrel we get you twice today?

KAYLEE said...

i wont even attempt that on!

Mattie said...

I'm on, Disneyland! The house is finished! Or, at least close to finished. Sparks no longer shoot out of the fuse box.

Mattie said...

I wonder why the Chicklets don't write and give us an update from the road, SCOTTY?

scott h said...

Ok she is blond and not CIA OR FBI could be MICKEY MOUSE

Ted D said...

// Ok in case you are blond here is a test
SPELL SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPLALIDOCIOUS//

Rolling on the floor as I type.

Kaylee, I'll bite: what are you?

scott h said...

I don't think they feel welcome around here! They think Ted is a smuck, But I am just reading between the lines!

Christine E. said...

Thanks for the update, Mattie...:-)I guess I probably don't want to know why all your nicknames have to do with different kinds of fiber huh? :-)

scott h said...

Ted sometimes I make myself laugh

Christine E. said...

There you are Ted! I thought you may have been sitting there, banging your head off your monitor or something....LOL

Mattie said...

Christine, that is CLASSIC!!! But if that were the case, Ted should be Oat Bran, for sure!

scott h said...

Christine he is a Treehugger thinks their really is a GlobalWarming problem, uses a gerbal on a wheel in a cage to power his electricity! thats the short answer

Christine E. said...

Wow, Scott, did not know you were capable of a short answer...tehehehe...ahem..sorry....:-D

Ted D said...

Mattie,

Was there really a need to go there? Come on now. ;)

Christine, I am working on my next horrible post on this nuthouse of a blog: I'm checking in.

The fact the Chicklets think little of me is really working on my nerves: I want the 2 crazy old bats to LIKE me.

scott h said...

They haven't invented the fiber that will ease Teds mind during baseball season, or months with 30 days or weeks with 7 days. You get the picture!

Ted D said...

//Wow, Scott, did not know you were capable of a short answer...tehehehe...ahem..sorry....:-D//

And Christine moves to the front of the line in my "Favorite commentor on my blog" list!

LOL!

Christine E. said...

Ted:

I dont need to tell you that the fact that you want 2 of your brother in laws multiple personalites to LIKE to you is a little...I dont know...WEIRD?

It's fun here! You guys crack me right up!

Ted D said...

Christine,

If I'm right, (and I know that I am) it's only one of HIS personality (Hank and Earl) and the other is his OFFSPRING (The Chicklets). Those 2 have the work of his 2 oldest daughters all OVER them.

Glad you like it here: us Dalton boys aim to please!

Christine E. said...

Thanks Ted! :-D

Have a great nite everyone!

Go Sox!

Mattie said...

Tree Newt is heading to the nest...see you all on the flip side.

Tex said...

Christine
The Dalton Boys were famous in bank robberies in the years past...but these Dalton Boys rob your sanity.

mattie, scotty and Tedy...stacy and angie...they're all a bunch of good people. alittle whacked at times...well except for angie and stacy...but good people nonetheless

Ted D said...

Oh good Lord: ANOTHER Kaleigh has posted: how is Mabel?

Tex, My wife and sister will most certainly appreciate the love: me, Raisin Bran, and Grandpa might not take it that way!

For someone who has never met us, you have all of us nailed pretty good!

Goodnight Christine: see you tomorrow.

Stacy said...

Tex, thanks for the distinction between "the boys" and Angie and me. :) This is exactly how they act when they're together...like a bunch of goofballs!
But they are good guys.
Really.