Tuesday, December 14, 2010

out of the mouth of Dad.

Today I left Baby Girl with Mr. Perfect for a few hours so I could run a few errands.

If you follow me on Twitter, then you know that my child is currently being a sleep Nazi. She is not having it and is not letting me have it either. Napping also appears to be pretty near extinction in this house right now.

It's good times.

We got up, ate breakfast, had some playtime, let Mama get ready, and then went down for a nap.

And then got right back up.

I peaced out and left her with her Dad.

A few hours later, I returned. She had slept for a bit, but not much.

Poor guy looked tired. ;)

After bath time, Mr. P went and got her dressed in her pj's that I picked out. I'm sitting in the living room listening to him try to hold her down and say "no" every five seconds waiting to give her her last bottle when he walks in with BG and this perplexed look on his face.

"Someone sewed the feet on this wrong" he says, holding up her clearly mismatched pajamed feet.

"Uh, babe? You put the pajamas on backwards."

"What? Since when do the buttons go in the back??" (in his defense most of her's do have buttons up the front).

As I went to help him, he shook his head "No. You take her. I'm done".

I laughed as I went to fix her clothes.

As I'm changing her, I ran down the list of things I do when I get her ready for bed.

I asked him if he brushed her hair? No. Cleaned her ears? No. Put her lotion on?

At that he snorted.

"Yea, like I'm going to lube her up when she's already flopping around like a dying fish".

I died.


Unknown said...

Hahahahaha, I think I'm going to be laughing about that all night

Unknown said...

Dad's do it much differently then we would, but that's OK. I'll never forget when I went back to work when the twins were 14 weeks old. We started trading off nights with the boys so we were at least guaranteed a good night sleep every other night. On DH's night duty, they barely slept according to him and I'd find him on the sofa with both boys asleep on his chest. He said it was the only way they would sleep for him.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Mommies and Daddies sure do things differently!

Bonnie said...

Nothin' like a Mama's lovin' ;) I don't think Jason would do all the stuff I do either. Men just don't think the same as we do!

No Longer Newlyweds. said...

I laughed out loud. Hilarious.
Porter has gotten so much better at bath and bedtime duty now that he has to do it 3 times a week all alone. I made him a check list and he goes item by item to make sure he gets it all done. It's funny and it takes him SO MUCH longer...but, I guess all that matters is that it gets done.

I almost called you on Skype yesterday. I was going to put Jude's face right up on the screen for Ella. Do you leave it on all day?

Anonymous said...

Haha! Sounds like you have your work cut out for you! Hopefully sleep will come soon1

Domestically Deficient said...

I have a vivid memory of the one morning my dad dressed me for school. I actually went to kindergarten with my blouse buttoned up the back, my shoes on the wrong feet and about 2/3 of my hair in a pony tail (apparently that's all he could gather at one time). Poor guy.

But the kicker is I wouldn't let my teacher fix my shoes, because I was so proud that my daddy dressed me.

Katie @ Modern-Day Family said...

haha! such a cute story. Those Dads...God bless them :)

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Brown Girl said...

Haha, guys are so funny! I love that BG is giving him a run for his money!

d.a.r. said...

Okay I am crying I am laughing so hard. Too funny!!


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