I Think He Got Distracted or Something

Hubby had some dental work this afternoon and came home with a very sore mouth. The boys were just delighted to see him so early in the day; he’s been working late a lot and they miss him. We were still working on lessons, so Hubby flopped on the couch while the younger boys and I finished up math.

Captain Earthquake eyed his father, then leaned over to me and whispered, “Can I go get Daddy something?” Touched by the sweetness of his request I said, “Of course.”

While he was gone, I thought warm thoughts about how sweet my boy is and how wonderful it is that he had compassion for his poor suffering father. He returned shortly….

Carrying a toy basketball which he handed to his very puzzled father. I got Hubby’s attention and said, “He’s giving you that so you feel better.”

“Ohhh,” said Hubby, “Thank you.” And he hugged the Captain.

That’s when I said, “Because everyone knows that a toy basketball helps you feel better when you’re sick.”

And Captain Earthquake said, “It does???”

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who feel better with toy basketballs.

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24 Responses to “I Think He Got Distracted or Something”

  1. devi says:

    haha.. LOL

  2. Prom Tuxedos says:

    Yes you are right. It keeps your fresh and boost your energy.

  3. I love playing the basket ball. If you gets something which is your loving thing that will surely act as a tonic for the person who is ill.

  4. Got to love those kids!

  5. Sunny says:

    Haha, that’s funny. I’m new to your blog, how old is he?

  6. Amy says:

    devi, glad you laughed!

    Prom Tuxedos, agreed. And energy boosts are important.

    brisbane dentist absolutely. The funny thing is that no one here plays basketball really. We’re hoping to install a hoop this spring though.

    carl crossman, yes, I do!

  7. Amy says:

    munten bankbiljetten, thanks!

    Sunny, he’s 6. Nice to meet you!!

  8. Radio Controlled Boats says:

    It’s moments like these that make my kids a joy in my life. Thanks.

  9. I agree with you. It keeps your fresh and boost your energy. I am new to your blog. My sister love playing the basket ball. If you gets something which is your loving thing that will surely act as a tonic for the person who is ill……………….

  10. Building Insurance says:

    great story. LOL

  11. I love playing the basket ball.Very cool one.That’s so funny.I am totally agree with you.keep it up dear.

  12. Amy says:

    That story put me in mind of the day my son gave me one of his favorite toy dinosaurs for my birthday gift. Aren’t kids so adorable!

  13. I love playing the basket ball and the story mention above are obviously liked by the parents specially by the mothers.

  14. My cousin also love playing the basket ball.Very cool one.I am totally agree with you.keep it up dear.

  15. How touching. The sweetest and kind actions of your kid’s makes your stressful day go away. I love it when they do that! Great kid’s you got there. you are blessed.

  16. Amy says:

    Radio Controlled Boats, thanks! And nice to have you stop by.

    Clear Credit Card Debt, so nice to meet you. πŸ™‚

    Building Insurance, thanks! Glad you liked it.

    Sea Pines Rentals Basket ball is fun, isn’t it? We’re hoping to get a regular hoop this spring for the boys to enjoy.

    Amy, awwwwww! That’s so sweet.

    design your own t shirts It is a fun game! Do you play often?

    sea pines rentals, thanks!

    Francis Ameda Pumps yes I am blessed. Thank you.

  17. kids games says:

    Now, a MOM wouldn’t have needed that explanation. Mom’s get it all right away, intuitively.

    Dads can be a bit clueless with intangibles…but they’re good for other stuff (like hauling in the groceries from the trunk). πŸ˜‰

  18. Nice post!
    It is always very energetic to play different games including basketball .i am totally agree with the post.
    keep it up

  19. Amy says:

    kids games, lol. In defense of Dads, I can be clueless too. I just happen to have been in on the early part of the conversation or I may not have understood either.

    Psychologist Sydney, Thanks! And you’re right, games are important.

  20. Very cute kids. Most of the time, kids really do understand what their parents are going through even though parents don’t tell them. They have this instinct that something is wrong and what they do is they make their parents feel better in the best way that they can be.

  21. Touchy post Amy. You have a nice kid.

  22. That the best way a kid can say I love you, don’t you think?

  23. Blu Ray Ripper says:

    LOL.. this post made my day πŸ™‚

    thanks for sharing this πŸ™‚

    -faraz

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