Monday, June 15, 2009

Dizzy Dad!

This story is a bit reminescent this story, when my lovely hubby forgot we had a baby, or didn't realize the fussing baby his buddy was bouncing along with his own youngest child was, in fact, his very own daughter.

A few days ago, my husband and I stopped by a garage sale near our place. We only had our newborn baby along with us. As I walked up the driveway carrying the baby in his carseat, the man of the house said, "Free babysitting while you shop!" So I left the carseat near him and began to browse.

After browsing through many fine items and conversing a bit with the man and lady of the house, the lady shouted across the way to me, "How old is your baby?" I answered, "Eight weeks." She said, "Okay, I didn't think he was that old!" End of story. Or so I thought.

I think it was already the next day that my husband asked me, "Now how old is the baby?" I told him, "Eight weeks." He kind of muttered to himself, "Okay, so that would be about three months..?....no, more like.. two .. months..." Then, a very sheepish grin, "I told someone the baby's about five months!"

I kind of gave him a quick look and said, "You did? Who did you tell that to?" He said, "That guy at the garage sale. He asked me, 'How old is your baby?' and I said, 'mmm, about five, six months. Yeah, about five months..I think..!' I did add, 'I think!'"

I said, "Oh, funny...did you notice then that his wife asked me later how old the baby is? What if they compared notes later?...Wait a minute. Was his wife right there when you told him?" My husband replied, "Yes, she was!" I said, "Okay, that explains it. After I told her how old he is, she said, 'Okay, I didn't think he was that old!' She didn't buy your version of his age!"

My husband gave another sheepish grin and said, "I don't know what I was thinking! I mean, I know he was just born in April. I know that it hasn't been five months since April. I mean, I didn't do the math or anything. I just kinda threw that number out there! I wasn't really thinking, I couldn't really come up with anything so I just kinda pulled a number out that seemed like the right one!"

Dizzy dude!!! Gotta love the guy. I think he's one of those kind that is so smart he's.....dumb? :)

9 comments:

Joni said...

Ha ha ha ha!! Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Oh, that's so great!! :-)

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Oh, my, that's a doozy. Does he know all the kids' names, by any chance?

One Fine Lady said...

Ha Ha! So smart that he's dumb! Great story!

Kristin said...

LOL!! That's so funny!

kristin said...

Oh - that is so funny! I can just see him there trying to figure out how old his baby is. :)

Shellie said...

Hahahaha! Guys, gotta love 'em!

angie said...

I can't believe it. I totally missed the birth of your baby. I could kill bloglines for ditching your feed.......I have so much to catch up on. And to think I just asked if you were uncomfortable yet.......you've already given birth. CONGRATUALATIONS!

Shel @ Life With Seven said...

LOL, men!

Shel @ Life With Seven said...

LOL, men!