Instant Sammy blackmail material

Sammy is two-and-three-quarters. His preschool sends a daily update of what the kids do each day. A few moments ago I received this update:

While we were waiting for lunch Lucy, Sammy, Lindsey, Sabrina and Alex saw the Princesses gowns hanging on the hooks on the wall. They asked for help to put them on. Rebecca brought the music to the back room and walla! all the princessess including “Princess Sammy” started to dance to the music.

I am so hoping they took pictures — because if so, I’m quite certain it’ll come in handy when he’s 18:

Sammy-at-18: Dad, can I borrow the car? Some friends are coming over and we’re going to a movie.
Crotchety-old-57-year-old-me: Sure, if you mow the lawn first.
Sammy: No way! I did that last week. Plus you already said I could borrow it.
Me: Fine. But when your friends get here, I’m going to show them The Picture.
Sammy: Say, dad, did you want both the front AND the back lawns mowed?

5 Responses to “Instant Sammy blackmail material”

  1. Lacy Tree Says:

    Poor Sammy…that would be so mean. I don’t think your parents ever did that to you. Not that I heard, anyway!

  2. Stephen Says:

    Nah, I’m not REALLY that dad. I’m just pretending to be that dad.

    Although just now a co-worker told me the same thing you did, and I told him that you go through a curve where at first you’re too young to care, then you get mortified, then you really resent your parents for embarrassing you, and then finally you kinda think it was cool that they took the time to embarrass you…

    Assuming this blog is still around when Sammy is, say, 10 or so, I may even delete this entry. Or perhaps I’ll wait until he reads this and asks me to remove it.

  3. Erin Says:

    I’ve seen my “blackmail” photos, and know all the “embarassing erin” stories my family likes to tell. It took me awhile to learn that if I tell the bf first, it takes the wind out of their sails and they stop telling them.

    But why is it that if a boy were to dress up in a pretty princess costume, it’s blackmail, but if a little girl were to dress up as a pro-football player, it isn’t? Or is it?

  4. Stephen Says:

    I hereby declare that if/when Sophie dresses up as a pro football player, it is definitely instant blackmail material.

  5. bbock Says:

    Unless if at 18 he STILL likes to dress like a Pretty Princess. Then you’re screwed as far as the lawn goes.

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