Monday, June 2, 2008


A few nights ago, Big Daddy was outside playing soccer with the kids. It was his turn with the ball and he gave it a good solid kick. Brother ran after the ball and a few steps into his sprint, he fell and scraped his knee. When Big Daddy went over to check on him, he looked up with tears in his eyes and promptly told Big Daddy, "Dad, you are not allowed to play soccer...ever again."

Big Daddy told me this story once we were all settled in for the night and said he just didn't understand why he wasn't allowed to play soccer again. He didn't push Brother down, he just kicked the ball and Brother fell on his way to get it. Oh, the power of a three year old's wrath.

Since then, poor Big Daddy has been taunted by the rest of us about his inability to EVER play soccer again. Each time, he reminds us of his innocence and takes it with a grain of salt. Until he came home from work today and was handed this sign made by his loving children. Their Mom may have told them how to spell the words. But, I actually spelled out, "Dad can't play soccer" and since that's not what they wrote, I'm not taking any blame.


  1. Poor Big Daddy!

    Cute post.


  2. Oh, my! What an precious story! A child's perspective is always all about fair... at least in his mind! I remember once (repeat ONCE) when my Jane was in pre-school and my husband forgot to wave good-bye when he was in the car. She drew a sad little girl and promptly gave it to him when he picked her up that day. She told everyone, "Daddy didn't wave." We reminder her that Daddy waved EVERY day but that one... but that was the day she remembered!! Now we laugh about it, but my husband felt SO badly for SO long!!

    I love your story!! This will be a family classic for your entire family!!

    Sharon - Pinks & Blues

  3. Awww! I feel so bad for Big Daddy!

    It's fun to have family jokes, isn't it! I know we have a few that have been around for a long time; they always bring out the special smiles on my kid's faces. And there's not much I wouldn't do to see those special smiles!

    That is one note I would save! :)


  4. Awwww, poor Daddy. Cute story. Hope you kept the sign! That should go in the baby book:)

  5. I love it! That note definately is a keeper!

  6. Ahhh, that is too cute! My husband is Brasilian, and teaching our daughter very early on how important it is to life. Akin to breathing. He would die if she wrote something like that to him, lol.

  7. Big Daddy sidelined!! Yikes! However, that is one cute note!!

    Thanks for stopping by to play POW today!

  8. That is really funny! You should frame it! I'm sure he'd appreciate that. :)

  9. This was a funny one. Thanks for playing along!

  10. What a great story...the ones that great family memories are made of!