Friday, April 04, 2008

Father's Night

Last night was Father's Night at Maxfield's school.

These are the highlights from the evening.

Watching Max and his friend Nicholas discuss episodes of the Spectacular Spiderman and Max singing the theme song from the 1960's Spiderman cartoon for anyone who would listen.

When the teacher went around taking pictures of the dads and their kids for a project, (the kids made frames) Max and I made funny faces at the teacher. She told us that in her 15 years plus of teaching she has never had a picture like that.

Ice Cream Sundaes.

Max was running in the class room and the teacher corrected him. My jaw hit the floor as Max apologized and did exactly as the teacher instructed. That does not happen at my house.

Laying on the floor to read a book to Max and playing a game of "Steamroller" instead.

The teacher was reading a book to everyone about Dads. She would read the page, "My Dad can jump over the moon and can walk a tightrope." She would then ask the class, "Can your dad do that?"

Max would yell "My Dad can."

She read, "My dad is fast and run faster than the wind." She would ask the class. "Can your dad do that?"

Max would yell. "My Dad can."

He responded "My Dad can" to every question.

The teacher read, "My Dad is so strong he can wrestle Giants. Can your dad do that?"

Max responded, "No. My dad can't. Giants are too big and mean and I can beat my dad when we wrestle."

20 comments:

Circus Kelli said...

Hee hee! That's the stuff memories are made of.

Happy Friday, William!

Bogart in P Towne said...

Just how big does Max think giants are?

Thanks for the steamroller lilnk...that movie cracks me up.

SciFi Dad said...

That's hilarious.

It must feel great to know your kid thinks you're fast, but a wuss.

Charlotte in Pa said...

That teacher probably didn't know what hit her. Although, meeting you probably explained Max quite a bit....

Jody said...

Good stuff. Besides, everyone knows that giants have bad breath that cn knock you out if you get too close.

Sharkey said...

That's so great!

I love coming here to "watch" you enjoying your kids.

Undercover Mutha said...

So your kryptonite is "giants" and/or "Max." I'd love to see that picture the teacher took.

gina coggio said...

Oh, I just absolutely loved this one....SO great.

Anonymous said...

What was with the bold capital letters? I saw MLT at the end which I thought was Mutton Lettuce and Tomato. I thought they might have served food.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy these times, they grow so fast!!
I LOVE coming here and reading about you and your family.
It's great and it gives me faith in people.
Thank-you for sharing
cheri

kalki said...

I heart Max.

Carrie said...

you know.. I hear there's a market these days for men who can jump high, run fast and walk tightropes.

you're so money and you don't even know it.

Aunt Jo said...

...he does have a point.

I wonder when he will figure out you are throwing the match?

kimmyk said...

and the smile quickly fades eh william?? damn kids. lol.

Anonymous said...

As far as Jumping over Moon, Was that before 1998 or after. It would take a little extra power now.

seven said...

He can beat you when you wrestle... that's so great. Hey, by the way... I gave you an award on today's post! See it here.

Above Average Joe said...

Arent their wrestling victory dances great!

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

This story is the reason why I never let kids beat me...even if I have to cheat and push and kick. I like them to know their place.

kcinnova said...

Just when you think you have it made, POW! you get put in your place. But then, we know why Max can beat in you in wrestling: his secret moves. *grin*

Effie said...

W W I M L T

Wha??? Am I missing something?

What would....?