Monday, April 28, 2008

Delegation

1. Offer beer to husband who’s just finished doing yard work.
2. Husband gratefully accepts offer.
3. Dispatch 6yo to garage refrigerator to get Ahpa his beer.
4. 6yo hands beer to 3 yo as he heads to the yard, with instruction to deliver to Ahpa
5. 3yo proudly delivers beer, saying “here you go Ahpa. I shaked it up for you really good.”
6. Start at #1.

16 comments:

DCup said...

I love that kid.

And thus explains why sometimes moms just do it themselves in the first place....

Sauntering Soul said...

Ha ha! It's sweet that he was trying to be so helpful by shaking it up real good.

BeckEye said...

You gotta teach those kids the old "tap the mouth of the bottle with the bottom of another bottle" trick.

WendyB said...

Awesome.

CDP said...

Dcup--me too, we're keeping him.

SS--It was a crack up, he was so earnest and sincere.

BeckEye--I might, but then I'd never be able to open another bottle, would I?

WendyB--It was. It would have been even better had he told my husband AFTER he opened the bottle, but it was still funny.

dguzman said...

Way to go, you little chip off the old Necco, you.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Thanks for making me laugh out loud. Those kids rock.

pistols at dawn said...

Kids can do things? I thought they just whined nonstop for like 18 straight years until you kicked them out.

Spartacus said...

CDP - Isn't the ability to delegate tasks one of those 7 habits? Gotta love the teamwork.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I love that he was looking for browine points with this. I'm sure your husband appreciated the warning.

FranIAm said...

Oh my God that is too funny!!

Wyldth1ng said...

Nifty, I would have done the same thing.

CDP said...

Dguzman--:)

Dr. M--they do, don't they?

Pistols--As I often tell my 6 year old when he complains about having to take his dishes to the dishwasher or his clothes to the hamper, "Why do you think I had all these kids? Someone needs to do the work when I get old."

Spartacus--I will look that up.

Fran and Lady--the funniest thing was how earnest he was; he was sure that he'd saved Ahpa a whole lot of work by doing the shaking for him.

Wyld--note to self; if we ever invite you to a cookout, we will NOT ask you to pass around the beers.

Italian Bird said...

Very funny!

enc said...

Dang, I love that story! And I love the way you told it.

CDP said...

IB and enc--thanks!

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