Is Your Refrigerator or Nose Running?

quiet-respect-please-signTonight has been fun to say the least. Momma is sick, and Ace is sick.

Ace has not been feeling good all day. He didn’t eat any solid food, which is strange. Sometimes it seems as though that kid has a bottomless stomach! 😉

About 8:30 Momma and Ace both got to feeling really bad. Momma went to bed and I tried to get Ace settled down for the night.

About 2 hours worth of crying (and one dose of Tylenol) later I finally got him to go to sleep. Usually the Tylenol does the trick, but not this time. I tried all the usual tricks…singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, a bottle, diaper change, lying him on his belly, lying him on his back, lying him on his side, patting his butt, bouncing him, cuddling him, … nothing seemed to work.

Then I remembered a trick from back when Ace was real little. Get him NAKED! Well, not quite naked…I left his diaper on. In five minutes he was out!

The whole 2 hour crying experience wouldn’t have been that bad if it wasn’t for the stupid ass that kept calling the house phone to just hang up.

Mr “Private Number” called the house 7 times in two hours. Every time I picked up the phone they would immediately hang up. If I let it ring they would keep calling back until I picked up…and then immediately hang up again.

I can’t get too upset because I have been guilty of pulling phone pranks back in my younger years, but if you are going to prank call my house have a good joke or something…entertain me, please!

Maybe something along these lines…

Pranker: Is your refrigerator running?
Prankee: Yes.
Pranker: Well you better go catch it before it gets away!

If you are going to prank call my house when I am trying to get a sick little boy to go to sleep…at least have big enough balls to say something…anything. I will gladly say something back… 😀

Picture By: Brett L.


  1. Joe says:

    Dude, that blows. First, I hope Ace and the wife get to feeling better soon. Second, wtf was that dude thinkin? If you find him, I’ll hold him down, you hit him in the head with a dirty diaper.

  2. Aw, hope everyone is feeling better soon! Love your attitude about the prankster!

  3. Katy says:

    When I was growing up, our last 4-digits of our phone number was SH*T. We got A LOT of calls! They were not even funny though.

    It’s allergy season here for us. My daughter didn’t go to school today. Hope everyone feels better.

  4. Ashley says:

    Yuck. I hope Ace and your wife are feeling better soon! I’m glad you found a way to comfort Ace though, so you didn’t wait for exhaustion to set in for him to stop crying…those nights suck.

  5. Greg says:

    Agh, being sick sucks! I just had the flu a couple of weeks ago, and although I finally had a legitimate excuse to call off of work (didn’t have to fake being sick this time!), all the coughing and sneezing and throwing up and headaches and body aches and runny nose and sore throat made work sound sooooo much better!

    And by the way, I think any dad that actually sings Twinkle Twinkle Little Star deserves Dad of the Year!

  6. Dad Speed says:

    I like Joeprah’s idea about beating them with a dirty diaper. Maybe make them think twice about doing it again.

    BTW, The way I first started to get her to blow is by blowing in her face. She liked it and started doing it herself. But it took her about 3-4 months to start imitating me.

  7. Momo Fali says:

    I hope everyone is better soon! Spring is coming, I think.

  8. wow undressing your little guy helped?? I would have never thought of that! I hope they both feel better soon so you can get some rest!