Friday, May 29, 2009

Life is a Highway. I wanna ride it all night long.

After working my 50th hour this week, with 8 more to come tomorrow, I imagined chaos and destruction were waiting on me when I got home.

Thanks to Ang spending the entire day at her parents helping her Dad do yard work, assisted by the Dalton equivalent of North Korea and Iran, the boys were calm, quiet, and composed.

Otherwise known as wore slap out.

Like most good things that happen in life, tonight's Hallmark moment came out of the blue around 8 p.m. while I was trying to eat my dinner in the midst of getting both the boys a snack.

Rakes: "Dad. I wanna wear my Red Sox hat. Like you."

Me: "Can I finish my dinner first, son?"

Rakes: "Dad. They are playing RIGHT NOW. I NEED my hat to help them."

Me: (While wondering if my obsessive/compulsive nature has passed down a generation) "You got it, Rakes."

Rakes: (After donning said hat) "OK, Dad. They'll win for sure now."

Thankfully, he fell asleep long before the end of the 6-3 loss and by the time morning rolls around he'll be back obsessing about Power Rangers, Indiana Jones, and why Darth Vader talks so funny.

But his Dad will remember how he laid his Sox cap carefully next to his bed so he could "put it on first thing in the morning. Just like you do, Dad."

Just when I'm ready to ship him off to Military School he goes and pulls a stunt like this.


fla beck said...

Aww! What a sweetie!

Ted D said...

He's a keeper, fla beck.

Even if he drives me to the nuthouse.

Tree Newt said...

"While wondering if my obsessive/compulsive nature has passed down a generation"

Really? Is there really a question of whether or not this is true? C'mon, seriously...

Beth said...

Aw, now that was sweet!

Ted D said...

Mattie, I'm hoping it skipped a generation but it doesn't seem likely.

Beth, every now and then he surprises me. Last night was one of those times.

Tex said...

I sent him the book on "How to win your Dad over" :)

Ted D said...

I guess he got it, Tex.

Stacy said...

Sounds just like you. I'm surprised he didn't ask for his Ellsbury t-shirt and favorite underwear. :)

Ted D said...

His Ellsbury shirt was dirty, Stacy. ;)

Redbeard76 said...

Aww that really was precious. I had to read that aloud to Jess.

Ted D said...

Every now and then he goes and surprises me, Redbeard. And tell Jess and your young 'un I said hello.