Sunday, January 15, 2012
Day 1544 - It's Elementary School, My Dear Daddy
It was time to put the kids to sleep, but I wanted to watch the game until the commercial break. Andrew peeked through the stair banister waiting for me to come up stairs to tuck him into bed.
"Daddy! Come up!" yelled Andrew.
"Just a second," I said. "I'll be up in a few minutes."
"I'm going to bed! Tuck me in!" Andrew demanded.
"Andrew, I will be upstairs as soon as this is over," I pleaded.
But Andrew did not care about my situation; he just wanted me to tell him a story in bed. "You come up NOW!" he screamed.
I was losing my patience. "Andrew. Please let me finish watching this. I can't tuck you in and watch this at the same time. Just...WAIT!"
And then Andrew came up with the obvious solution. He said, "Daddy...pause it."
I've networked entire production offices and set up multiple home theater systems, but my four year old son figured out that all I had to do was push pause on the Tivo remote. I was so proud of my future geek son that the next day I let him upgrade the RAM in my laptop.