June 29, 2007

Being a bad dad again.

It was almost two years ago exactly that I showed you how bad of a dad I can be. That was when I started Clone on his stirring his drink habit. It’s funny; to this day he wants ice in his drink and a straw with which to stir it. Well apparently other habits of mine he’s picked up. You may have noticed that I tend to sample beers every now and then. It’s purely for the education of you, my dear readers.

In the sampling of the beers, I have a certain ritual I go through. First I pour the beer into a glass. Holding it up to the light I can judge color, clarity and head. Then I smell the beer. A couple of long, slow inhalations through the nose gives me a thorough appreciation of the aroma. Finally I take the first drink. Clone has seen me do this at least once a week for almost a year now.

A couple of months ago he started asking me if he could smell the beer. I’d take a whiff and then he’d say, “Dad, I wanna sniff it!” So I’d let him take a quick sniff just to see what he would say. Usually he says it smells good and that when he gets older he can drink it with me. So it shouldn’t surprise me that last Wednesday when I was doing my review, I had to set my beer down to grab a pencil and paper to jot down notes. When I turned around, guess what I saw? That’s right:

Clone smelling beer.jpg

Fortunately for me, I had just finished downloading some pictures from an employee’s baby shower on to the computer. My camera was sitting there, ready to go so I quickly picked it up and tried to catch in the act. Unfortunately he was backing away when I snapped the picture. It was hilarious. He had his nose right to the rim of the glass with his hand fanning the scent toward his face. His eyes were closed as he inhaled deeply.

Then he smiled.

I am such a bad influence.

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at June 29, 2007 04:43 PM | TrackBack

Sounds like it's time for Kidsbeer!

Posted by: Shadoglare at June 30, 2007 07:16 AM

Hahahahahaha!!! That's a great picture!

Posted by: Richmond at June 30, 2007 07:32 AM

Love the picture!

Posted by: vw bug at June 30, 2007 08:21 AM

If I could have gotten it as he was sniffing, it would have been much better.

Posted by: Contagion at June 30, 2007 09:40 AM

Good picture dude!

Posted by: Wes at June 30, 2007 10:16 AM