Kyle and Hayden returned to their happy place this past weekend.
We took them to the fair.
They rode rides, sucked down sugary snacks, joyfully jumped and gladly gamed.
They love that place, which is still a little frustrating, but I am glad that we can make them happy.
Mrs. Shife and I find it frustrating because we don't love that place.
We have tried bribing them.
We have tried lying to them.
But the fair always wins.
Despite the objections from me and Mrs. Shife, we had a good day.
Three-day weekendWhat are you doing for the Labor Day weekend?
We have plans but you will have to come back next week to read all about it.
Before Ms. Frizzle, we were owned by basset hounds.
First, there was Quincy, then came along Tank.
I think there are few of you who still remember that fat basset.
This is also when I was a stay-at-home dad and Kyle was a super little dude.
We had some adventures with Tank and I remembered one of them the other day.
I thought I would share.
I am sure this will definitely fall into the way too much information category for some of you but I am who I am and if I didn't share this story then I would not be me.
Tank, Kyle, and I are in the master bedroom.
I am changing out of my PJs to take the Shifley boys for a walk.
I strip down to my birthday suit, put on a clean shirt, and about to throw on my panties when I notice Kyle has gotten into a drawer that is not baby-friendly.
It has some of the dog meds in it and Kyle was attempting to help himself to the pills.
I told him "No" in my big, bad Daddy voice and rushed over to take the meds away from him.
Now remember I am still in just a t-shirt when I go over to Kyle.
I bend down to grab Kyle and let him know that what he is doing is wrong when all of the sudden I feel something cold and wet on my testicles.
Turns out when I bend over sans underwear my twins are right at nose level for the Tankster.
So Tankers got himself to third base with me.
I tried to put a positive spin on it and was just glad his nose was not level with my butt.
I am better than I was. I will be better than I am.
I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.