Cayden’s Nightly Ramblings…

November 22, 2008

Cayden wants to ask Santa for a “Nice Machine”.  I think in his mind it’s shaped like a gun and when you aim and shoot a person with it they automatically become super nice.  He then went on to tell me that I would be his first victim, as I am not as nice as he would like me to be.  Not sure if I should be offended or if this is simply the cost of being the guy who says “No” when they (the boys) ask to participate in activities which would surely lead them to an early demise.

He also asked for four magic wands, one for each of us, so we could spend our days wishing away people we don’t like.  I’m kind of hoping that Santa fails to produce this item because if the nice machine doesn’t work I’ll probably be the first person Cayden wishes into never, never land.

Cayden also wanted to let me know that he heard the “S” word today and he was a bit concerned about it.  Connie and I never know which “grown-up word” the kids are talking about when all they offer is the first letter.  For instance the word that Cayden heard might have been shoot, shucks, or ship.  I know it’s unlikely- chances are he heard me use the no-kidding “S” word and felt the need to reprimand me, but you never know.  In order to gauge the extent of damage incurred to our children’s moral well-being Connie and I got into the habit of having the kids whisper the word in our ear.  If the word is benign, we can dispel the myth and let them know that the word they were concerned about is safe for everyday use.  If it is a “grown-up word” we can ask them where they heard it in the hopes that it was the other parent’s slip of the tongue.  Not tonight, Cayden said the word in my ear and when I asked him where he heard it he whispered, “Daddy said it”- like Daddy was someone other than the guy laying next to him in bed.  He then blackmailed me for a quarter with the promise that Mommy didn’t need to know if I could produce the cash.  Nice- I got shook down by my 6 year old. Tony Soprano would be proud.

I always walk away from our bedtime talks a little smarter and a little more in love.

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Broke But Still Drinking posted the following on November 26, 2008 at 11:38 am.

I may ask for one of those magic wands. That may come in handy during the holidays. Uncle Bob won’t know what hit him when he wakes up on some desolate beach for the holidays.

admin posted the following on November 27, 2008 at 9:10 pm.

Hopefully Uncle Bob doesn’t have me on google reader or you’re going to have some explaining to do.


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