Friday, October 12, 2007

My Husband the Mentor

Andrew Teaching David to FishAs I came up the stairs towards my bedroom I heard this huffing and grunting coming from inside the room. Curious, I stopped to listen outside the door thinking that David and Spencer must be going at the wrestling thing again but as I got closer I heard my husband's voice.

"Okay," he said, "Are you seeing stars?"

I paused and didn't move as I listened. Then I heard him again: "How about now?"

"Yea!" I heard Spencer say in an oddly strained voice.

"Good, then it's working!" Andrew said cheerfully.

What??

I pushed open the door and found Andrew sitting on Spencer, wrapped around him in what can only be described as a sumo-ninja-Navy-sealish hold. They both looked up guiltily as I poked my head in and said ever-so-nonchalantly, "So, uh, what are you doing?"

"Oh I'm just teaching him the Sleeper Hold."

What?? What??

"Yea, I'm just showing him how it works."

Oh, that's all. And I was worried that there was something weird going on. Good to know my son's education is in such capable hands.

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31 comments:

Lisa Milton said...

Oh boys. What can you do? They are always up to some crazy stuff.

{Great post!}

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Well you know, who else is going to teach him that when he grows up, he'll still be a large child?

~JJ! said...

Ha!

He is in good hands grasshoppa.

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

It's good he has a son to teach these things to. Otherwise YOU might have been his victim... um... I mean "student." Hee hee hee.

Ally said...

Hilarious. And I agree with megan (friedokra)'s assessment of the situation. :-)

Janet said...

Maybe that should be added to the list of scary stuff.

Nap Warden said...

Ha ha...Good story!

Summer said...

ROFL! Boys never grow up!

Kelly said...

Why am I not surprised?

Sounds like a great Dad to me. As long as no one passes out.

Jennifer B. said...

What?!

Hillarious.

my4kids said...

I would have been questioning the "are you seeing stars yet?" thing also. Men and boys they are just weird...

Magpie said...

I love that photo. I'm looking forward to the day my husband teaches my daughter how to fish.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I don't even pretend to understand how the other gender is wired.

MNScrapbookmom said...

I am new to your blog, and I will for sure check back. :) Cute story... but I'm also glad that everyone is ok. :) ¥

*~*Cece*~* said...

I guess boys will be boys, huh.

Cocoa said...

Our only boy is 11 months old so thanks for the heads up on what will be coming! Today my husband had to interrupt my shower to tell me he went outside to spit while he was holding Ira, our baby. Ira looked at him, looked at the ground and tried to spit too. Dad was so happy! I guess after having to deal with six daughters having a son is exciting in every regard. :D

Michelle A. said...

I love how he asked,"are you seeing starts?" So hilarious! Good luck, you may need :)

Babystepper said...

No worries in your house, obviously. Isn't it amazing what men think important enough to pass down to the next generation? Even intelligent men. It floors me. really.

Corrie said...

It coulda been worse, he might've been teaching him to burp the alphabet.

BJ said...

New reader. Had to comment on this one. Too funny!!! I have three boys, and I know we're in for all kinds of this silliness.

allrileyedup said...

Why is there even a distinction between men and boys?

Patois said...

A dad teaching his son the manly arts. Sniff!

elena jane said...

lol...the joys of boys (of all sizes and ages) :-)

Leslie said...

Ha! You just gotta love dads. Thanks to Dave and his wrestling clinic, I am completely confident that Julia can defend herself. I've been clotheslined and given the belly splash, so I know.

chelle said...

hehe perfect!

tAnYeTTa said...

ummmmmmmmmmm wow. :) love it.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

My Dad was always teaching us these critical life skills and my mom was always following up with all the scary warnings, trying to undo all he had done. They made a great team.
=)

childlife said...

Oh. My. Goodness!

"Good, then it's working..." ????

You must be some sort of saint, 'cause about then, I would have busted in with a sleeper hold of my own... : )

Geo said...

A little scary, a lot hilarious.

Val said...

Should.... I... call... DFYS?

:-)

Kidding.

Funny post!

JAM said...

That's SO sweet.

At least his Dad taught it to him. I had to learn the sleeper hold from watching rasslin'.