Monday, December 17, 2012


The new fun game at our house: The Owl Game.

Let me narrate for you tonight's Owl Game.

Cubby:  "Daddy!  I want you to turn off the lights!  So I can be an owl."

Ever the indulgent father, A. turns off all the lights in the living room and then shuts the door, leaving Charlie and me sitting in the darkness, listening to Cubby fall over the various toys he's scattered about the living room.

Cubby: "I wouldn't have done that if I were a real owl.  But I'm just pretending."

Since he's not a real owl, he has to periodically turn on the glaringly bright overhead chandelier to look for his (non-functioning) watch; see what's sticking to his foot (the velcro on his felt tool belt); and find his hammer for an imperative repair to . . . something.

So Charlie and I sit there on the couch in the dark with the lights going on and off, observing the world's most incompetent owl.

And that's what passes for entertainment around here.


flask said...

i love you guys.

you guys rock.

Alyssa said...

I love it.

looloolooweez said...

I don't know why but "the world's most incompetent owl" had me snorting. I'm imagining a cross between Archimedes (the owl from Disney's Sword in the Stone) + Dug (that dog from Up). This sounds like the best game ever.

Anonymous said...

"the world's most incompetent owl" also made me laugh out loud.
Maybe some night vision goggles for 'owl Cubbby'. Or just a tiny flashlight with rechargeable batteries.
Good imagination there Cubby. Beth

Anonymous said...

Same thing made me laugh!!

I'm guessing that entertainment is far better than nearly anything appearing on broadcast or cable or satellite television. It's certainly better for Cubby!

sheila said...

I'd rather be entertained by an incompetent owl than anything on TV. Enjoy the baby/toddler years. They are the most exhausting, but leave you with the best memories to smile about in your old age.

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

"World's Most Incompetent Owl."