The Daddy Complex

High-res Let me explain what’s going on in this picture. This isn’t part of a game the boys were playing. This is a punishment I devised because they were misbehaving after bedtime. I took their cuddly Iron Man and Batman and put them in mortal peril by dangling them over the trash bin. And you know what that means…
I am a super-villain.
Mind you, this wasn’t fun. I was pissed and was trying to figure out how to shut them down. As I was ranting at the boys and told them my plan (which all super villains do), my wife standing next to me whispered, “That’s diabolical.”
I told them they could rescue them in the morning, but only if they went to bed. It worked.
This morning, I untied the ropes and pretended to try to drop them in the trash. Both Wyatt and Boone got to rescue their toy and felt like saviors in the process.
So, I may be an actual villain in my house, but my boys are heroes. That’s more important to me.

Let me explain what’s going on in this picture. This isn’t part of a game the boys were playing. This is a punishment I devised because they were misbehaving after bedtime. I took their cuddly Iron Man and Batman and put them in mortal peril by dangling them over the trash bin. And you know what that means…

I am a super-villain.

Mind you, this wasn’t fun. I was pissed and was trying to figure out how to shut them down. As I was ranting at the boys and told them my plan (which all super villains do), my wife standing next to me whispered, “That’s diabolical.”

I told them they could rescue them in the morning, but only if they went to bed. It worked.

This morning, I untied the ropes and pretended to try to drop them in the trash. Both Wyatt and Boone got to rescue their toy and felt like saviors in the process.

So, I may be an actual villain in my house, but my boys are heroes. That’s more important to me.


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    That’s adorable. I am never going to be able to be that creative as a parent, but I hope I can be almost as effective.
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