All Hail Genius Dad!

9 Jan

I’ve already got a list of things I plan to do when Weasel hits the tweens.  Things that will make her question her origin.  Like pretend to be deaf at parent teacher conferences.  Laugh if you want….but the “Deaf Ruse” is one of the most popular tools in my manipulation tool bag.

My regular readers should recognize this story:

Picture it.  A full flight, crammed in between a mouth breather and an elderly woman with a colostomy bag.  The oh-so-not-perky air attendant swears to holy god that there aren’t any pillows left, all the blankets are in first class and no more snacks for coach.  Enter in the Deaf Ruse.  I call the air attendant over, nodding quickly to let her know I was a wee bit challenged, then commenced to making jacked up hand signals and mouthing, “May I please have a pillow?”

Oh hark, the change in demeanor!  I got a pillow, a blanket, two more snacks and liquor.  If the air attendant had been paying attention, she would’ve noticed that I was listening to my iPod.  They don’t screen ‘em like they used to.

Anyway…let me tell you about Dale.  He’s a stay-at-home dad who came up with a genius idea that would humiliate his 16 year old son down to the ground.  Every morning when the bus would come to pick up the kid….here’d come dad.  All dressed up in crazy stuff.  CRAZY!  Every single day…waving at the bus!  Some major news outlets caught wind of his shenanigans and invited him to come on down…Inside Edition, Good Morning America, Fox News.

Dale had the good sense to blog about all this mess.  You can see his cacophony of  costumes over at Wave At The Bus.  Dale…you’re one helluva guy!


6 Responses to “All Hail Genius Dad!”

  1. Michael Cargill January 9, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    Where is his leg in the last pic?


  2. therealgirlfriday January 9, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Reminds me of throwing a small tantrum for a toy and my Mother whispering under her breath like a possessed Demon that she would do something so embarrassing that I would NEVER want to return to the Piggly Wiggly with her again if I did not stop acting like an asshole immediately. Yes, she called me an asshole. Kind of a family tradition.


  3. hillbillyzen13 January 9, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    What…a….HOOT! He reminds me of my Dad, who would announce my often long-haired boyfriends (it was the 70’s – don’t judge me) by yelling down the hall “One of your little girlfriends is here!”


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