Putting my sisters house warming present in a large tub was a great idea. 17 years of pink flowers without fail. I only wished that some of my other decisions were as astute as this one. My parenting years have seen some monumentally bad decisions. Here are some notable examples
- The night after his mum died I thought he needed cheering up so we watched a family movie. One which to me looked quite funny. Unfortunately the one I picked started off with the mum dying within the first 10 minutes. Great selection.
- Two days later we watched an animal cartoon and guess what – one of the parents died again. Fantastic.
- Son wanted his hair coloured for a school play. I bought the required hair red dye. Unfortunately I never read the instructions and rather than ‘use sparingly’ I used the full tin. Took weeks to get his hair back to something like the correct colour.
- Before his first day at school I bought the required school uniform. Unfortunately rather than picking up 3 pairs of trousers I might have picked up 3 girls school skirts.
- Son wanted a Christmas themed jumper for a Woolies party at school. I thought I had bought a Transformers Christmas sweater. It ended up being a pink Princess one. For some reason son refused to wear it.
- One I’ve already mentioned on the blog. Took son to see Captain Marvel. I ended up getting our son into the wrong screen showing a 3D version of Dumbo.
- On our sons birth certificate I misspelt his middle name so had to have it changed later.
- On our pups second night with us I let him sleep on our sons bed – as the first night had gone so well. I woke to find the duvet completely shredded.
- I painted our sons bedroom in the green colour he had always asked for. It was a lovely job. When son looked at the finished makeover his response was
“Dad I wanted blue”
- I might have let son watch a few minutes of DeadPool. In my defence I thought it was going to be just like Spiderman and didn’t bother checking the movie rating. I think he learned quite a few new or interesting words in those few minutes.
- I bought him a manga movie that he wanted for his birthday. Unfortunately I messed up and he had to watch the Japanese language version.
- At his schools end of year party I volunteered to cook the pizzas in the school kitchen. I got distracted and burnt all of them to crisp and set off the school fire alarms.
- I bought our son a slinky toy for a Christmas present. I remember the fun I had as a kid watching the toy happily works it’s way done the stairs.
“Dad is this a slinky toy.”
Sure is son. Hours of fun. Clever Santa.
“Dad shouldn’t Santa know that we live in a bungalow so we don’t have any stairs.”
I’m sure we all have had these moments. So what are some of your classics?