September 13, 2005

Parenting Tip #2

If you’re in a fantasy football league and your opponent has Michael Vick on his team, and it’s a Monday night game and the babies are just getting ready to go to bed, don’t yell “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” when Vick pulls his Houdini magic to score a touchdown.

Why not, you ask? Well, because last night Daddy got excited and in the process scared two little babies resting in their bouncy seats. Lots of crying ensued and Daddy had to promise Mommy that he wouldn’t get so excited when watching football.

(Uh, yeah, I’m not sure if that’s gonna be able to happen) :)


  1. You and my father-in-law both with your fantasy football. That’s all he talks about now… hope your team is doing better than his! :)

    Comment by Corinne — September 13, 2005 @ 7:15 am

  2. Well, thanks to Terrell Owens, I did win last night. Barely.


    Comment by Matthew — September 13, 2005 @ 7:57 am

  3. Alas, my team lost this week. I think it is because it was the first year that we didn’t have chaos during the draft. Typically, one of my two sons (4 and 1) will rip up draft sheets, roll around in the depth charts, type random things in the AIM window where we are conducting our live draft, and other such distracting things. This year, they played quietly. I hope it is not an omen.

    Best of luck to you!

    Comment by Kari — September 13, 2005 @ 10:34 am

  4. When my son was a baby, his dad took us to the local sports bar/grill to watch the Rams play. To say it was loud would be an understatement. The baby freaked out! Quite an experience…

    Comment by Cheryl — September 13, 2005 @ 10:37 am

  5. WHAT is fantasy football?

    Comment by Mary — September 13, 2005 @ 11:52 am

  6. Oh, poor Mary! Being from Canada I guess you wouldn’t know, would you?

    Fantasy football is where a bunch of football crazed fans get together and create their own teams using players from the National Football League. We hold a draft before the season begins. Our teams gain points based on how the players we drafted did that day.

    Personally it makes watching football more fun.

    Comment by Matthew — September 13, 2005 @ 1:10 pm

  7. Learned that lesson the hard way with my daughter watching hockey. Made the poor kid cry many times until I learned to tone down my cheering. Took her to a resturant with us to watch the final game of the 2001 Stanly Cup playoffs. The place exploded after the first goal – and so did she. Had to take he home.

    Comment by Scott — September 13, 2005 @ 11:05 pm

  8. Husband did that when Tod-lar was an infant. Except, not only did it scare the crap out of Tod-lar, it scared the crap out of me. Husband is extremely mild-mannered, you see.

    Comment by MIM — September 14, 2005 @ 1:26 pm

  9. I head yah. I did that during a Sox game early on. Ortiz hits a home run, I yell, Hayes screams. Good times. Good news is, it gets better. Hayes now thinks it funny when I yell. Actaully, I’m not sure that’s a good thing.

    Comment by More Diapers — September 14, 2005 @ 2:50 pm

  10. You also shouldn’t hire a crew to mow your lawn (because it’s the first day of football, and you’re lazy), then allow said crew to arrive and begin to mow said lawn smack dab in the middle of naptime.

    Comment by BIYF — September 15, 2005 @ 8:06 am

  11. I remember having similar issues with my babies. At least two or three times I made the mistake of watching an “important” game with a sleeping baby in my arms, only to jump up off the couch when something good happens. This would then lead to a crying baby, then a scolding wife. Now, though, my two older kids are only amused by my TV antics. My daughter will ask me why I talk to the TV, since it can’t really hear me, and my son will mimic my yells and fist pumps. My wife? She just rolls her eyes.

    Comment by ShotgunDaddy — September 15, 2005 @ 10:29 pm

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