Ace’s Nemesis

Ace’s Nemesis
Photo by tattingstar2

I thought that up to this point Ace was fearless. He has never backed down from anything…ever.

You can throw him up in the air, dangle him upside down, let him fall off the couch and catch him inches from the floor, run the vacuum cleaner right next to him, be mounted by the dog, walk him through the pitch black of a basement with no lights…nothing phases the little guy.

Well, we have found his nemesis…

It was late Sunday night. It was dark. The only light was from the parking lots surrounding us. We pull in. A light mist starts covering us, followed by a plethora of multi colored goo.

A short pause intensifies the moment. Then WHAM! We are being blasted on all sides with water! It’s everywhere! It’s loud! The noise cycles around us with a taunting gesture!

I look at Ace. As the noise approached him his eyes and mouth open as wide as I have ever seen them open. The intensity builds as the noise gets closer and peaks when it is beating on Ace’s window. It gets a bit quieter as it moves away from him and he lets out a horrifying scream as tears roll down his cheeks.

After the noise circles us a few times, it all ends as quickly as it began. We leave this terrifying place. Ace calms as he realizes it’s over. With tears resting on his cheeks he looks at me as if to say, “Never again Dad! Never again!”

You probably guessed it. His nemesis is the automatic car wash!

Looking Forward

Looking Forward Back when I was a just a little guy, I remember looking forward to playing outside, going swimming, ice cream, and getting up in the morning to start a whole brand new day!

As I got a bit older and started school, I remember looking forward to going to school, recess, show-and-tell, and playing after school.

About the time I was in junior high, I remember looking forward to the weekend, summer vacation, snow days, and hanging out with friends.

In high school I looked forward to the weekend party, skiing, a bit of underage drinking, and whatever little bit of mischievous mayhem we could find.

College brought on looking forward to the weekend (and week night) party, legal drinking, girls, girls, girls, and more girls.

After graduating college and getting married I looked forward to doing well in my field of work, getting promoted, hanging out with our friends, a bit less drinking, and only one girl.

Now that I am a Dad, I find myself looking forward to something i have never…ever…looked forward too…

Ace Sleeping

Nap Time

 

or even better…

Olivia Sleeping

 

Tagged Again…

I was tagged by Geek Mom Mashup for the follwing meme.

Rule #1: Copy all the links below and replace a single link under the appropriate letter of the alphabet. If your domain name, or even the title of your blog, starts with an “A,” you’d replace the link under that letter and put the replaced link at the bottom. Also, don’t forget to credit the tagger, or where you got the list from, at the end of the list with a full URL of the post so that a pingback gets generated.

  1. acowboyswife.com
  2. bloggingcents.com
  3. caffeine-overload.com
  4. DadThing.com
  5. everythingandanythingblog.com
  6. forumfinder.net
  7. GeekMomMashup.com
  8. happykeg.com
  9. ipentimento.com
  10. juliesjournal.com
  11. kabalyero.com
  12. ladylike4.com
  13. michaelpark.net
  14. notjustmama.net
  15. originalmx5.net
  16. peapodsquadstuff.com
  17. qweddings.com
  18. rowdigrl.com
  19. shirleysdelight.com
  20. thesocalledme.net
  21. utada-online.net
  22. valmg.com
  23. wickedbabylon.com
  24. xaviermedia.com
  25. yimto.com
  26. zbudapest.com

Replaced link: delusionsofgrandeur.org
Previous tagger: http://geekmommashup.com/2008/01/24/who-are-you-calling-it/

Rule #2: You now have to “tag” at least five people and encourage them to participate so that this thing spreads like a virus. 
TIP: Tag your frequent EntreCard droppers via its messaging system.

As for me, I will tag the following sites I have enjoyed reading for the first time in the past few days.  All of these sites I found via Entrecard:

Zero to 10 Months in 60 Seconds!

Zero To 10 Months
<– Newborn                                    10 Months –>

Just a little over 10 months ago Ace could barely do anything other than breathe, eat, cry, and poop. He was a new born baby who was 100% reliant on his Mom and I.

So much has changed…and it has changed fast! Where’d the baby go?

Who’s Booze Clues?

Booze Clues

One of my favorite dad bloggers, BusyDad, started the Weekend BlogHoppers club. The blog hoppers club is a group of bloggers who are usually home on weekend nights, tipping back a few cold ones after the kids are in bed, and commenting on other Weekend BlogHoppers club member blogs.

So, stumble on over to the Weekend BlogHoppers club page and join in on all of the fun!