Monday, April 20, 2009

True Story Tuesday by Mr. Daddy

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(This week brought to you by Misterrrrrrrr Dadddddddy! Totally thrilled that my shameless begging for you guys to convince him to write every other week worked! You guys rock!)





Hard to get around

It's hard to get around in a six foot town, when you're ten foot tall everything is so small...

The opening line in a Big and Rich song - I love the analogy, when you are different, sometimes things just aren't that easy...

Now it's not that I am overly tall, I was six foot, but have been steadily shrinking with age...

But do you have any idea what it is like to qualify for a senior discount, and have a beautiful bride that is just over a 3 spot, and a son that is half a year younger than your grandson???

I thought not!!!

WWWWeellllll Here's a story that will blow your skirt up...

As you might know Itty Bit was born with a multicystic displastic kidney, and some plumbing that is not quite right.
Although you would never know it to look at him, and if you are ever blessed with the opportunity to be around him, you will see that he is a typical 2-year old in the terrible years..



With his health issues we have to take him to Children's Hospital every six months for checkups and to make sure everything is progressing like it should under the circumstances.

On this particular trip, Rach's dad volunteered to go. Her mom usually goes to interpret, because I am so slow at it, the poor Doc forgets what it was he was talking about before I can catch up...
Well on this trip, she couldn't make it so Papa went...

The first indication that things weren't going to go well was when the doc walked into the room, with Papa, myself, and Rach who was nursing Itty Bit at the time.... Looks us all over and says IS THIS THE MOM???

HELLO!!!! How many years of Med School do you think I was thinking this guy had under his belt??? (my first thought was, "No she is a nursemaid we picked up to keep the little guy happy, and Papa and I always go out for the afternoon to Children's Hospital with the little guy, for a good time) : here's your sign!!!

He then looked at her dad and said, "Are you the dad?"


Papa glanced at Rach and of course he said yes...

He then looked at me with a deer in the headlight kinda look,

(I couldn't resist)

I'm the Dad too!!! *snicker*


All that education was completely useless to that poor guy right then, I'm here to tell you...

I was all for letting the poor guy mentally cogitate on it for a hour or so, (cause that's just the way I am.)

But Rach had mercy on him and explained, that Papa was her dad, and I belonged to Itty Bit..

It gets even funnier When Rach's mom is with us and they think that she and I are the Rach's parents...

But that's a blog for another day....

28 comments:

Rachel said...

Oooh boy.

You know Papa is not gonna take kindly to this retelling, right?

And he'll use all 6-foot of his buffness to make sure you get the hint.

Though you could always tell him he needs to respect his elders (LOL!)

Though I must admit, we managed to befuddle the doc trying to explain that one *grin*

I'm dying to see the comments on this one now that you've totally exposed the running joke in our family :)

Mr. Daddy said...

WWWWeeellllllll!!! You wanted a story DEAR!
and it's all my befuddled old mind could come up with...

Rachel said...

I'm not complaining, but you better be ready for some razzing!


I can remember being thoroughly astonished at the doc's first question. I mean... would I really be nursing someone else's kid? (no offense to those of you who might, but my mind hadn't gone there).

Then to have the whole situation turn right around and you both stepping up as "Daddy".

I mean, it's like a Maury Povich show in reverse or something, LOL.

Mr. Daddy said...

Jerry!!Jerry!Jerry!!Jerry!!

Rachel said...

Congratulations dear... I'm speechless

Carebear said...

Did he actually just use the word cogitate in a blog post? If he actually knew it without a thesaurus, then watch out Rachel, I might just have a crush on Mr. Daddy! My English Teacher's heart just cannot resist a man with a big... vocabulary! And LOL at your back and forth in comments. You two are too cute! Oh and funny story. Smack that doc upside the head someone!

Lisa said...

Seems like Mr. Daddy can tell a story as good as Mrs. Mommy! LOL VERY good one. When me and my dad go places alone, I like to call him "Dear" or something so people will think he robbed the cradle or something! LOL Just cause I am mean like that! ;) Just wait til my dad and I take my nephew Dylan somewhere alone! HE HE HE

Pam D said...

Gotta come back later to read this.. it's time to get my boy ready to head out to school! See you in an "itty bit"....

Rob said...

I know how the doc felt cause I had to read this twice to catch up. LOL. Check out my dad blog at http://www.pbandsmellysdad.com/

Shanda said...

I couldn't believe that the Dr. would ask if Rach was the mom while she was nursing...I think he may have had it coming! ;)

Kameron said...

Just because you are book smart, doesn't mean you have common sense. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall during that whole fiasco!

Pam D said...

Since hubby was 50 when our son was born, we feel your pain, Mr. Daddy (I was 40, but I haven't aged a bit since 29, so.... ;<))
Anyway, Dad has been called Grandpa by more than a few people; he tries to let it roll off his back, but sometimes it seeps through the crack. He turns 60 in October...I think we're just gonna let that one sliiiiide on by....

wife.mom.nurse said...

Oh no! Scary questions!

LOL! I love the way you yanked his chain.

I'm gonna come up with a great story for next week!

This True Story Tuesday Rocks!

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He And Me + 3 said...

That was too funny. I love the Here's you sign comment. So true. That Doctor was making his own sign...Note to self...don't ask so many questions.
Love how the whole family has the same sense of humor.

Melissa said...

Too funny ~ Love the commenting back and forth too ~ you've got a fun and happy household! It's so cool to laugh and play with your lovey's!

Stacy said...

Oh, that's too funny! The doctor definitely deserved to be befuddled after asking such a stupid question!

Age differences don't seem to be a big deal to me, since every family is a bit different, in one way or another. One of my cousins and her hubby are 20 years difference, and are just perfect for each other. Unfortunately she hasn't been able to have any kids, but I know he would have been happy to have them. His name is Bob, btw. ;)

shmode said...

Ok, who asks a nursing woman that question? And Rachel, why didn't you play that one out longer?! *snort*

Mr. Daddy, has anyone ever told you you look like a guy called Will Primos who does a ton of hunting videos and created game calls?

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

Cute story! I love it when others think I am nuts! Gives me a little character!!

Big Brother Dan said...

You had me lol with that story. Doctors are sooooo out there. I wonder if they know how goofy they sound. I am still lol.

Dan in Plano TX
Brother to Lin Saunders

jennie said...

I thought this was funny and cute! look forward to hearing the story when Rachel mom's goes with you guys... Even though those two (rach and mom) could pass for sisters!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

You two always crack me up. Nursing a baby and still who's the mom. Sometimes I think they walk in with blinders on, those doctors.

momof3darlings said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Oh I wish I could have SEEN the face of that dr!

Thanks Mr Daddy!

Femin Susan said...

That was too funny
Oh I wish i could have Seen the face of the Dr
cheers!

melody is slurping life said...

"Here's your sign" bawahahaha But did you SAY that? :)

And you two are way cute with the comment banter.

brian said...

Hee hee! "Here's your sign!"

Your sense of humor is deliciously evil!

Keri said...

Oh dear, a perfect comedy. I love it!

Megan said...

Hahahaha that's priceless!

Carebear (Two Under Two, Whew!) directed me to your site and said I should link up my story, so here I am. =)

Killlashandra said...

Funny but terrible at the same time. Ageism is such a terrible bias. I would have bitten the doc's head off if I'd been there and then laughed about it later. ;)