Sunday, March 18, 2007

Daycare, Papa style...

Wifeness is upstairs with Maeve and a whole truckload of womenfolk. They’re doing something estrogen-y with scrapbooks. Caleb and I offered (or maybe we were told, I can’t remember now) to entertain the children for the afternoon so they could scrap and book with pointy scissors, real glue and (most of all) no distractions.

This is fine with me, but it was made clear to me this morning as Wifeness was setting things up for the kids to do just how differently she and I look at the job of babysitting. Wifeness, for example, bought a craft activity for them to do that involves little foam purses and copious amounts of stick on decoration. She made sugar cookie dough for them to play with as well. Nice activities, those, but definitely more along her line than mine. I have something different in mind.

March Madness!

That’s right, kids! Grab your bracket sheets, ‘cause we’re gonna do some NCAA Tournament picking. Who do you like? Winthrop’s got a shot at upsetting today, and look there! That’s Joakim Noah. He’s going to be the MVP of the tournament.

I’ll explain the pick and roll using their stuffed animals and, if they watch closely, maybe we can re-enact the Tennessee vs. Virginia game using Polly Pockets and Groovy Girls.

I’m taking the Groovy Girls at -7 on the spread because they’ve got the deeper bench. They outplayed Dora and the Explorers in round 1 action, and they’re 4-1 on the year against soft dolly teams. They can’t score in the paint, but those Groovy Girls are deadly from 3-Point land.

2 comments:

Suzanne said...

I'm with you with the Groovy Girls, but only because of the height advantage and their Gumby-like bendiness. But don't underestimate the Polly...

Thanks for the "tea-coming-out-my-nose" post! And for being such a great papa/husband!

mrschili said...

This WAS a great post. I link-loved you to Dudley, who is Mr. Chili's best friend (and the guy on the other end of the ringing phone when Syracuse is playing). He thought it was great, too...