Saturday, January 28, 2006

Fatherly Love

Warm and conjugal, my sweetie and I bask lazily in a Saturday morning no-need-to-get-up. I've had my shower, but I'm taking a few more minutes to relax slowly into the day. Shrieks of fake operatic ululating pulsate through the floorboards from the living room below. Seems his youngest, a ten-year-old boy, is awake and greeting the dawn. "Well, I think I'll just get up now," I grin at the paternal progenitor of the ululator below. "Feel free," he offers, loving father that he is, "to stuff a sock down his throat when you get there."

7 Comments:

Anonymous Sharkey said...

Ululator--now there's a word you don't see on a blog too often.

I hope your weekend contains more relaxing than ululating.

1/28/2006 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger Jenorama said...

LOL!

Very good vocabulary for a Saturday-- I agree with Sharkey.

I am still mulling over your thoughts about the state of the world should men actually develop the ability to carry babies...

1/28/2006 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I think it's hilarious that a ten-year-old would be so chipper and musical as to be described as ululator on a Saturday morning. He must be quite the character...

1/28/2006 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

You've got a good man there, Mary P.

1/28/2006 08:34:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Sharkey: Just can't let that English degree go entirely to waste, you know? It's been pretty relaxing so far, thanks.

Jen: Sometime you just have to stretch your linguistic muscles. (You do understand that most of those pregnang man comments were at least partly tongue-in-cheek??)

Kristen: Chipper, yes. Musical, no. Despite his evident musical ability, what he was producing this morning was the worst parody of a cartoon version of opera you'd ever want to be subjected to - never mind first thing in the morning...

He's a character, yes he is. This weekend he arrived with his blond locks died JET black. I thought it was a wig. "No," he says. "Pull it and see." It's real...

Susan: I do, indeed.

1/28/2006 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger Simon Peter said...

Sock, throat, some assembly required.

Is that *really* an option? ;-)

1/30/2006 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

The boy is still breathing, and without even wool bits. I think we made the right decision.

1/30/2006 09:13:00 PM  

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