Monday, April 21, 2008

I see them

Signs of the Dad-pocalypse

I knew we were heading treacherously close to the threshold of no return , with the Dad laugh and all. But a few things have happened recently which make me wonder whether it’s already too late:

Sign #1: Full steam ahead

Driving straight toward a lane meant for oncoming streetcars only, which is clearly marked for transit vehicles as well as this:

Sign #2: Fashion Faux "Pa"

Wearing this T-shirt :

… not while gardening, sleeping, working out or cleaning the garage but to head DOWNTOWN!!!

Sign #3: The New Alternative

But this, my friends, is likely the clincher ...

Listening to the radio in the car, to who knows what station, and the following comes on the airwaves:

“ Iiiiiiiii…. Wanna be your sole provider ..."
(sorry if you're a fan... edited to add: Ha! Freudian slip there, should be SOUL provider - thx Kellan! And, as if ... he'd switch spots with me in a flash!])

The Dad says, “Hey, this isn’t so bad…”

WHAT THE ....??????

I've gotta dig deep if I'm gonna find the guy who introduced me to David Sylvian and Japan, and enjoyed the Lust for Life of Iggy in concert with me, among other choice classics through the years.

Real deep.

[I know I like to joke about the hubs a lot here; I'm just lucky he's good-natured enough to laugh and know that I'm laughing WITH him and NOT AT him. ]


Kami said...

Hee hee!

But if he never grew up, you wouldn't like the either right? And you wouldn't get to make fun of him here...


Ed (zoesdad) said...

What am I missing? What's wrong with the shirt?

Ginaagain said...

Your "Dad Laugh" post really tuned my radar and suddenly I'm seeing a bunch of scary signs around here too! The laugh, the throat clearing, and the scariest thing yet... I looked down the other day and realized he was wearing ancient birkenstocks with white tube socks in a restaurant! Oh the horror!!!!

If you find a cure let me know...

Kimmylyn said...

GAD.. that song is taking over my head right now..LOL

Too funny.

bec (pg dad) said...

Too funny!--Shoot--I just discovered after reading this that I'm turning into a Dad....You witnessed it yourself, the going the 'driving the wrong way', I've got the white t-shirt, and if it makes your hubster feel any better I *touched* Michael Bolton's hand back in the day when that song was a hit...So guess that makes me a pregnant dad...Hang on the phone is ringing...maybe it's Oprah???

Kellan said...

He sounds like a great hubby! I used to love that song, btw - Soul Provider- REALLY!

Hope you are having a good week - take care- Kellan

BusyDad said...

Ok, and here is exhibit A as to why I am so glad my wife has no interest in starting her own blog!! haha! (laughing WITH the hubby).

The Immoral Matriarch said...

NEVER at him!!!

Karen said...

He wore that shirt? In public?

Nissa said...

I wanna see that shirt up close!

And I think ever hearing Michael Bolton is a bad omen, indeed.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad to read ya!

Family Adventure said...

S0LE vs SOUL. Seriously...that's the funniest bit of all!!

And if anyone can rock that tee, it's gotta be Ian!


Huckdoll said...

The t-shirt and accompanying photo comment were awesome!

Sandy C. said...

LOL at the T-shirt and the title of this post! Hilarious!

Kellan said...

I'm pretty sure I still like that song!

Hope you are having a good week - see ya - Kellan

LaskiGal said...

Your commentary just cracks me up!


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