Sunday, December 13, 2009

Funkweiler as Daddy

It's 10:30 p.m. and Sammie is feeding Bradley, who is having trouble going to sleep tonight, as he does every night.
Sammie puts the bottle in Brad's mouth, who sucks on it for a few seconds then starts crying. Sammie waits for a few minutes, then puts the bottle back in and the process repeats itself. I just overheard Sammie saying this to his young son (1 month old today!), "Brad, your life is so hard. Every time you cry, one of your parents picks you up and feeds you a bottle. You really ought to join a support group." pause "Or are you self conscious about your lack of eyebrows?"

And on the theme of support groups, the other day something quite mundane startled Brad. Sammie commented to him that only Phoebe would be scared of something like that and maybe the two of them ought to join a support group.

But back to the feeding. Sammie just commented to Brad that he starts to cry but then remembers there's a bottle in his mouth and stops. Now, when Brad begins to squak Sammie is saying, "BOTTLE!" to remind Brad not to cry. It's kind of working.

Sammie: It's 4th and 4 Brad and the Giants are going for it!
(Pass complete, 1st down Giants)
Brad: (passes gas)
Sammie: ...and Brad celebrates with a fart!

Watching Sammie as a Dad is pretty amusing.

ps - Brad "celebrates" quite often...

7 comments:

Kirbell said...

Celebrating is a good thing. Hooray for dads!

Julie said...
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Julie said...

Reading about Sammie as a dad is great, but PICTURES, people! I need PICTURES! Maybe I need a support group.

Hillary and Cameron said...

You guys are great parents! Bradley is so cute. I love all the pictures!! Please post more for the rest of his life!

cath said...

i need to join jullie's support group. there is no such thing as too many pics when the wee one is so many miles away ...

still get giddy happy (and a little choked up) whenever i think of you all!!

Douglas Family said...

Would love to see the two of you in action!

Peterson Family said...

Congrats on your new little baby!!! He is so adorable and you guys are such great parents. You look so happy...not tired one bit!

I love your blog...you guys are funny!