Thursday, 28 July 2011

Adventures in Daddy Sitting

So Mr. J has been on vacation this week and next week too.  My vacation was cancelled due to some changes at the office, "sigh".  Beckett, Veil and Maddy have been trying hard to keep him entertained while I'm at work.  Usually he is gone to work when we get up in the morning and I get home from work before him so they really aren't that used to him being around with them alone.   I guess today Veil decided it would be a good day to get the tummy troubles that only grass-eating can fix, in her opinion, and then proceeded to make a production of gagging and hurling it up. 

Mr. J - Veil, eating that is gonna make you puke you know.
Veil - Of course I know, why do you think I'm eating it...?
Mr. J - Well at least do it outside, please.
Veil - We will see, sometimes it makes me feel better if I do it on the carpet.

Then he took Beckett out to have a pee.

Mr. J. - Beckett, your foot, buddy, you're peeing all over it!
Beckett - Whaatt?  I thought the grass was just wet...
Mr. J - Didn't you notice it was warm and just that one foot?
Beckett - Mama never calls me out on that, we just pretend it didn't happen and move on.

and in the midst of it, Maddy decided she might be getting anxious...

Mr. J - Maddy, do you want your thundershirt on?
Maddy - Do you know how to do it?
Mr. J - It's a shirt with velcro, I think I can figure it out.
Maddy - I think a few treats and some carrots would fix me right up, instead. You get the treats and I'll stand here looking miserable while you feed them to me.

I would still rather be home with them...