Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Slow Daze

We have been frantically thrusting patiently trying to ascertain girl.imp's sporting interests. To this end we have signed g.imp up for every seasonal sporting activity ever imagined talked g.imp into trying soccer, swimming and...well, there is nothing after that last 'and...'.

To date we have met with limited failures.
Soccer: By the end of the 'season' (this was an eight week course for 4-6 year olds) g.imp had all but three participants sitting in a circle in the middle of the field, picking flowers, and singing 'Happy Birthday' and 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'.

Swimming: g.imp actually loves the pool but not the actual swimming part...

and...: We have failed to find any other athletic activity that interests her--UNTIL TODAY!! Yes, daddy struck gold this a.m. Today, with the help of a cloth Frisbee, I got g.imp outside for over 11/2 hours. We played catch until lunchtime and I actually had to resort to bribing g.imp with a peanut butter sandwich to get her to agree to stop and go inside!

In other news both girl.imp and boy.imp have found a new favorite song. Every time it comes on the radio (which is almost daily--Thank you Major League Baseball), they hush us up and break out into song. Every time they start singing and swaying and doing the hard-rock 'head bob' to the music I can see them in a stadium holding up flaming lighters...

The song?

This is Budweiser. This is Budweiser. ...blah blah blah... This is Beer!


Pickle's Papa said...

Ahhh the media. They sure do know what they're doing. If we could only get them to invest the same energy into brainwashing our kids with literature or art.

creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

How funny- my niece did the same thing when she played soccer.

She would always comment on the other girls clothes and that her daddy liked to hurt people (he's in marketing)

Diana said...

LOLOL! Loving the song!!!

dennis said...

pickle's papa: They do (albeit sporadically). Remember that recent craze called Harry Potter...LOL.

tony: Your niece sounds like a hoot! Her dad needs to stop hurting people though. Perhaps a less aggressive career. Has he ever thought of Amway?

diana: At least it is not rap (i also refuse to give hip hop the time of day)!

mothergoosemouse said...

Love the leadership ability g.imp showed at soccer practice!