Uncle Roger's Notebooks of Daily Life

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

New Rule

We were driving along somewhere and Rachel looked in the back seat to check on the kids. Jared was kind of fidgeting with his hands in his lap.

Rachel:"Jared, do you need to go pee-pee?"
Rachel:"Do you need to go poo?"
Rachel:"What are you doing?"
Jared:"I'm playing with my penis!" (Said with much glee)

So Rachel says "Ack! Put that away! You shouldn't do that in front of your mother!" and then adds "That's something you and your father can do together."

At which point, I pipe up, visions of a prison cell filling my head, "No! That's something you do when neither of your parents are around!"

So the new rule is: No playing with your penis in front of your parents. Probably a wise rule for all of us.

Journal Description

My life is, to me, ripe with frequent challenges, occasional successes, spontaneous laughter, adequate tears, and enough *life* to last me a lifetime. To you, however, it surely seems most pedestrian. And therefore, I recycle the name I used previously and call this my Notebooks of Daily Life. Daily, because it's everyday in nature, ordinary. These conglomeration of events that are my life are of interest to me because I live it, perhaps mildly so to those who are touched by it, and could only be of perverse, morbid curiosity to anyone else. Yet, I offer them here nonetheless. Make of them what you will, and perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.