Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Metrics to Measure as a Parent

Jeff and I have this strange sense of humor. That, in conjunction with our competitive side yields some pretty strange competitions. The most recent is a competition to see who can get Davis to say, "You always say dat" more.

The conversation usually goes something like this:
Dad: Davis, eat the rest of your food or you are not going to get a snack.
Davis: Dad! You ALWAAAAYYSSS Say Dat.


Mom: We can't leave until the house is picked up. Everyone needs to pick up their toys.
Davis: Mom! You ALWAAAAYYSSS Say Dat.

but then sometimes, it just doesn't make any sense at all...

Dad: Today we are going to the mall to pick out a birthday gift for Peyton.
Davis: Dad! You ALWAAAAYYSSS Say Dat.

Regardless of the context, regardless of the situation, the person he is talking to always gets one point. Because in our dilusional twisted minds, "You ALWAAAAYYSSS Say Dat" implies we are being consistent. Consistently mean, at the very least.

To give him credit, Jeff is winning this competition.

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