As per your requests, here’s another chapter in The Daddy & His Helper…
After I fed the baby and put him down for his morning nap I slipped in a quick shower. As most of you can relate to, one must take advantage of these “breaks in the action.”
As a man with a #3 buzz cut, my showers don’t last very long and I always keep the door open to listen for breaking glass or the smell of smoke.
As he usually does, the Helper came to visit me during my morning ritual.
He updates me on his last 3 minutes of activity:
“Daddy, I need my crayons and paper, please!”
“One minute buddy, Daddy will be right out.”
[He disappears and returns a couple minutes later.]
“Daddy, I’m sitting at the kitchen table fixing your WATCH!”
“I’m fixing your WATCH, it’s broken.”
“Okay, honey let Daddy finish, I’ll be right there!”
(Important Tidbit: My watch is great; a beautiful Timex Expedition with a digital compass. No… I don’t go hiking in the wilderness -- I don’t camp either. I have no need for the compass except it makes me happy and lets me know what direction I’m going… a man and his toys.)
After finishing up the task at hand, I proceeded to the kitchen to survey the damage. The watch’s display was showing characters resembling the Cyrillic alphabet. I don’t speak Russian so this is going to take a while.... Now where did I put that little tiny owner's manual.
“See Daddy, didn’t I do a great job? I fixed it for you?”
“You sure did buddy!”
Suffice it to say I will be running in circles for the rest of the day… “North! North! Where the Hell is North!”
1. Don’t touch things that don’t belong to you!
2. Safeguard all personal property before leaving a room!
3. Order “Learn to speak Russian in 500 easy steps” from Amazon.com
For those of you who just can’t get enough Helper, check out this post “Laugh or Cry: A Top Ten List” – an oldie but a goody!