Blankie makes everything better.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Eleanore Sue is afraid of the vacuum. Very afraid. She always has been, since the day she was born. Christopher is upstairs acting out the part of Mr. Mom, balancing a screaming Elie on one hip, and handling a noisy vacuum with his free hand. As soon as he flipped the switch on, the screaming began. He ran downstairs in a giant leap of fatherhood based faith and grabbed her blanket, yelling "Blankie makes everything better!", in hopes that when he handed it over to her, she'd magically become best friends with the yellow suction monster. ...Nope. So then, he bribes her with dress up. What kind of 2 year old girl can resist a big suitcase filled with jewelry and tutus?? So next I hear the monster turn back on, and Christopher singing Old MacDonald as loud as he can to try and drown out the evil vacuum sounds. Is it working? Is she distracted by dress up? A few minutes later they both come marching down the stairs proudly, saying something about a magical broom that they're not afraid of anymore. We'll see how long this lasts...

-"Vacuum Appliance Print", by JackRabbit, $15.00.


Ms. Jessie November 7, 2008 at 10:40 AM  

Freaking funny!!! Chris that is. Joey likes to vaccumm when it is off. He gets mad when I turn it on.

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Marilyn November 7, 2008 at 12:05 PM  

Yay for the magical broom! That's too funny!

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kim* November 8, 2008 at 5:35 AM  

yeah read lots of books get all you can do so she will understand its really not scary. maybe get a quieter vacuum...if so dont get the animal its hecka noisy.

shannon ripp,  November 10, 2008 at 1:56 PM  

this is awesome. christopher sounds like such a fun dad! i love hearing stories on how papa's do with their little girls. zach is quite the trooper about it all...

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