Most of the times, I try.
But when I dust off his commemorative Number Three shot glasses it's harder to be successful about the whole thing. I figure it isn't like I am some high class prize myself, though I do not understand the value of cars driving around in circles even if it is really fast.
When it comes to parenting, Paul Bunyan and I are of a similar mind. Sometimes this is a good thing, but sometimes I wonder if things would be a bit better off if one of us was more mature -- just generally speaking.
Case in point, the other night was Family Game Night. A very serious affair here in a house of deeply competitive individuals. We eat appetizery foods, have special fancy glasses for our beverages, and pick a board game of some sort to play. Since Meatball got Catch Phrase for his birthday and we hadn't got to use it yet that was the one we chose.
So it is me, Meatball and Paul Bunyan sitting around a table. Bunyan had devised a complex schemed with which he would constantly be switching teams so as to be "fair" though Meatball and I noticed a few rounds in that this meant he was like never guessing. Cheater.
So Paul Bunyan is prattling off clues and Meatball and I are bouncing back and forth but here are a couple of moments that make the devil on one shoulder laugh and the angel on the other faceplam.
Paul Bunyan: Sex on Fire!
Meatball: KINGS OF LEON! (he only has one volume when playing this game and it is "sonic boom")
Paul Bunyan: Uh, the lead singer peed her pants on stage once!
Me: Black Eyed Peas!
Paul Bunyan: A large cat ...
Paul Bunyan: No ... um ... another breed, big cat ...
Paul Bunayn: No, no, keep guessing ...
Meatball: JAGUAR?! LYNX?!
Paul Bunyan: Keep going ... its one that is agile ... oh that doesn't help ...
Meatball: OCELOT?! LEOPARD?!?! PUMA?! CHEETAH?!?! LIGER?!?!?!?!?!
Paul Bunyan: No ... Its an older woman who is interested in young guys!
Meatball: OH, A COUGAR!!!! IT IS A HOMONYM!!!
And that is total parenting winning right there folks!