As it turns out, I am beginning to blog more and more. I blog on my personal blog; I blog on my “Confessions of a PK” blog; I blog on my family blog (this one that I just started); and I blog on dadtography.com. But you may be asking yourself why blog so much? It helps me get my thoughts out without interruptions. But this particular blog is going to be strictly about me and my family.
The year is 2016. It’s hard to believe that Parker and Kenzie will be turning 5 this year. *Insert big shocked face here* The schedule for this semester doesn’t seem to be taking so much a toll on me just yet. I have the kids on two consecutive nights of the week and then every other weekend. The stories that I hear from their day at school puts a smile to my face. Like last night for example:
It was the afternoon of a very cold day. I was picking up my kids up to spend my time with them for the evening. As the kids came out of the store with their mommy, I heard my daughter scream with excitement as she saw me. Loading the kids into the car and getting them buckled in, my son starts telling me about how silly their school pastor is (the school is associated with a church). But, my son was quick to say when he’s serious you cannot laugh.
It had reminded me of a time back when I was in elementary school. As I started telling my son that I had a funny story to tell him and that it was when I was in elementary school, he started laughing his hardest. I chuckled and said, “That’s not the funny part.” He stopped and said, “Oh.” I continued on that the gym teacher I had was very strict (very serious). Parker again started to laugh and I had to tell him again that this was not the funny part.
I continued my story, anxiously hoping to get through it and by surprise I did. The funny part of the story was that the gym teacher told us we were not allowed to laugh. But he took the basketball in his hands and tossed it to one of my classmates. It bounced of his stomach. I had the hardest time trying not to laugh. Well, I hate to say this but I had to tell Parker that was the funny part.
I’m glad that I’m starting to be able to tell kids stories from when I was growing up. They like stories and I can tell them and think, man was I stupid back then. For those of you reading this and who know me now can just shut-up because I know you’re thinking I’m still stupid now. I’d rather like to think of it as being more acutely funny.
Originally posted on http://family.danielmbrady.com