Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Isn't That Precious!


Well something just dawned on me last night as I was walking into my sons Thanksgiving "performance".
Actually more than one thing, but this is where I will start.
I am destined due to having 2 spawn that I will be going to these shody half ass dog and pony shows for quite some time. I figure once they are older these will be better, just because that's all the hope I have right now.
Then I starting thinking. What the crap is all this. Last week at church the same thing. The little kids went upfront and did some sort of song and dance that made me want to smash my forehead with a hammer. I realized though that I might have been the only one. Because when the "show" was over people were clapping.
Now I understand that the kids need to be encouraged and all that, I mean I clap for speech's at weddings too, but I didn't listen to a word that guy said, I was more glad it was over.
So here is my firm belief. We just like seeing little kids do stuff. Simply because they are cute. There is definitely something about little cute things that allow us to over look the fact that we are only being entertained because we know one of the rug rats on stage.
Look at Webster the TV show, I mean come on. Or the munchkins in The Wizard of Oz. Or puppies for crying outloud. They can crap right ontop of your face and you would take a picture because it's cute. If that happened 6 months later you would be digging a shallow grave under the flower bed.
So thanks Mrs. First grade teacher for your riveting rendition of pop goes the weasel. I'm sure it was much more important than Math, and my Tuesday night.

21 comments:

Jeremy said...

Does Nash know how to read and use the internet?

This my hurt him.... hurt him enough that he will be a better artist for it.....

WAR Great Pain!

pegg

Curtis said...

Awww, that's a such a cute picture!!

Andy said...

Fortunately my 8 month year old son is way to large to play Baby Jesus at our church this Xmas.... no one wants to see a fat baby Jesus.

I will treasure my last year of freedom from "kid show hell"

And Aaron, there is no shame in hiding in a bottle... it will only bring enthusiasm that you boys will appreciate.

diddy.9000 said...

Why is it that when a little kid stands on stage and holds his crotch, it's cute . . . but when I do it, people avert their gaze and slander me with harsh remarks. People suck . . . and so do little kids.

diddy.9000 said...

. . . and the favor is returned - our sites are linked forever. i'll break a microprocessor and we can each wear one half around our necks.

What the... said...

Money, simply money...of course you are going to hell for it.

Perry P. Perkins said...

You are a heartless bastard in desperate need of a bottle of Jose and a vasectomy.

I can help with both.

Karate Explosion said...

hey one time i stood on stage and my parents were there watching...and I thought to myself...instead of singing and dancing why dont i whip out my wang and shake it at the crowd.

And boy did I.

Jeremy said...

sweet crap.

i spit tortilla chips all over my iBook.... SAMMMM!!!!!!!

....and... what is it with andy not likeing fat people?

or is it that he really likes fat people? i am confused about that.....

and then ther is perk..... once again.... i can get you a toe dude....

pegg

Anonymous said...

First of all, you're a jerk. That said.... yes, you are going to be enduring countless renditions of pop goes the weasel,I saw mama kissin' santa clause, and Mariah Carey's "Hero" for a long time. I'm sorry to say that they're not goin' to get much better(Mariah Carey comes at about 5th grade). Therefore, you should be as supportive and excited for your boys as you can right now, while they are still small. First of because you're right, small things are cute. I mean a can of Coke is not cute, but you make it short and tiny and all of a sudden an inanimate object that you cannot.... should not have any sort of relationship with at all is the most adorable little thing ever. So it's easier to be excited for them right now. Plus, as the years go along, their "first times" will be gone and old and your enthusiasm will be too. It doesn't make you a bad parent, happens to all of 'em. I mean think about my family-there's no way my parents are gonna be excited when the youngest graduates, they probably didnt even care about my graduation. ANYWAYS, I have good news. You don't have to listen to wedding speeches (which makes you a jerk) and you don't even have to listen to the other children...everyone else sitting in that small overcrowded gym that makes you look like a giant is only there to see their child too, they don't care much about what Nash and Ethan have to say. So when they are in the spotlight, don't just be entertained,be as excited to see them, as they are about you seeing them. Don't be so negative, clap at the end like you mean it, and take lots of pictures, you'll be glad you did. And so will your boys. You didn't have anything to do on Tuesday night anyway.

What the... said...

How much you want to bet the previous entry was from Aarons wife...and another side bet that he isn't getting any tonight because of it. SUCKER!!!!

van.diesel said...

LOL... this was awesome.

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap! Who writes a post longer than your blog? That was gay. Anyway, it's like I told you at church. Put your foot down. Don't let your kids participate in that homo crap. If they grow up to be like you, they are going to dissapoint you in all sorts of different ways. So while you have a say in what they do, don't let em do things that only girls and the GAYS should be doing.

Oldhops said...

ohhhhh man.

I have to say for the record that I love my kids and that I will go to everyone of those "performances".

There is something cool about seeing your kid do something funny and your looking around going "thats my kid thats my kid" only to realize no one gives a crap because its not thier kid.

And for a dose of Jesus which it looks like we all need, go read Van.Diesl

Karate Explosion said...

Hey for real...Schuman put it best...dont respond with a post longer than the guys blog...

And if i have a kid who stands on stage and sings Mariah Carye's Hero, i will slap both him and the music teacher. I had to stand on stage dress up like an angel when I was that age, and i was told to sing. And instead i shook my wang at the crowd and took off off stage...and how could you compare a coke can to having a kid? Any sane human being knows that its much more enjoyable to drink a coke then spend time with your kids.

DrD said...

Dang Aaron! What the heck did you start here? I have to guess that the looonnnnnggggg drawn out post was not your wife (since she and her sister have both graduated) but had to be a woman, since she ran on forevvvvvvveer and didn't have the balls (pun intended) to use her name.

As for the rest of the crap! Geez, give a guy a break for saying what all us Dad's feel. Except for with my kids. They were great!

diddy.9000 said...

Is there a section on eBay for selling kids?

War girls having no balls.

Perry P. Perkins said...

Holy Crap...I thought Martha Stewart was still in prison.

I'll bet this is one of those mamby-pamby guys who drinks cinnimon tea, watches Murphy Brown reruns, and get's all freaky about dipping kittens in gasoline and...

Oh, never mind, he wouldn't get it.

-Perk

ps- Did you notice (in the picture) your boy looks about as excited as you at this event. You can't BUY that kind of parenting!

Andy said...

I have been away for 3 days and was upset that Aaron didn't update his blog...

then I read the continuing comments...

I love you all....

Especially you fat guys....

saaaaaamb said...

big bottom girls are the soul of rock-n-roll

Anonymous said...

I think Nash would be great as a ninja on stage. I mean have you seen a real ninja? I have, they are great and all little (most ninjas have inferiority complexes, that's why they became ninjas) and some of them say cool things like, "hello". So for the inevitable christmas play this year, dress your son up as a ninja instead of a sugar plum fairy like last year, no aaron that wasn't a mix up your son was casted as a girl, and let him do some of his own nutcracking with his katana (jeremy: I know only samuris carry katanas, I was mixing the two up for comedic effect, don't steal that from me it's all I got).
love,
Deeps