July 03, 2005

So what, I'm a bad dad.

Reasons 12,214 and 12,215 why I am a bad dad.

It is July third. Tomorrow we are having a small party of close friends at our house and we have been preparing for it all day. At the end of the day the Scot in my told me I needed a drink, therefore I made myself one. I started to stir my Jack and Coke. Clone found this highly amusing. When I would stop he would say, “Dada, do more!” I would then stir my drink again. After doing this six times I finally asked, “Would you like to stir my drink?” He enthusiastically said, “YES!” Hence Clone stirring a Jack and Coke:

Clone Stirs

Then after I had drank that one I had. He tells me, “Dada need more drink!” He was adamant about it. Since he insisted, I went to make another he came in with a glass I had been drinking water out of earlier that day and said, “Dada, I more drink.” Me, being the ever so bad dad that I am, felt the need to “pour” him a drink. I started making mine, pouring Jack Daniels into my glass. When I put the lid on he pitched a fit. He had to have some for himself. At that point I pretended to pour Jack Daniels into his drink. (No, I did not actually give him any. I’m not that bad of a dad!) Then I add Coke to both of our drinks. Unbeknownst to me, when I would stir my drink Clone would stir his. My wife found this highly amusing. She snuck in with a camera and took this picture of us.

Clone and Dad Stir

Yea. That’s right. Not only is he getting me to drink, but also he is mimicking my habits! And yes, this is my Karnival of the Kids entry.

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at July 3, 2005 10:17 PM | TrackBack

What a cutie pie...

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at July 3, 2005 10:36 PM

Perfect for the KoK! And I love the pictures and story. Reminds me of my dad and me. I use to drive him nuts wanting to do stuff with him.

Posted by: vw bug at July 4, 2005 07:31 AM


You are soooo not a bad Father, you would do anything for your family. Plus, I have seen you clean up puke, and that takes a strong stomach.

Posted by: littlejoe at July 4, 2005 11:10 AM

Geez, Contagion! Wax them gams, wouldya? :-P

Posted by: Harvey at July 4, 2005 11:16 AM

Hehehe you're going to have him bartending before he learns his ABC's :)

Posted by: Graumagus at July 4, 2005 11:59 AM

I LOVE that picture....

Clone is right! ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at July 4, 2005 12:03 PM

Hey, it's never to early to teach kids what good alcohol is.

Posted by: Machelle at July 5, 2005 07:52 AM

Love it! That kid's got class!

Posted by: Oddybobo at July 5, 2005 08:21 AM

Holy shit, that's funny!

Wow, look how big he's looking with his big boy haircut. He looks like a boy, not a baby.

Posted by: Bou at July 5, 2005 01:27 PM