The ‘Other’ Daddy


Kids say the darnedest things, but have you ever had a moment that left you completely speechless?  This is one of those times…

For the majority of Blake’s life, Shane has worked second shift.  We had our bedtime routine down pat with just her and I.  It worked, and that’s all she ever knew.  This year Shane got the opportunity to move to first shift, and we couldn’t be more excited.  He was now home to help with bath time, and I was excited for Blake to get to spend more time with him in the evenings.  Little did we know this was VERY confusing to her!

One night at bath time, Blake and Shane had the following conversation…

(Shane getting her out of the bath, and getting her dressed)

Blake: “Daddy?”

Shane: “Yes, Blakey?”

Blake: “When is other Daddy coming back?”

Shane: “YOUR WHAT?!?!?!”

(Me overhearing the conversation in the background)

Me: “Whoa, whoa, whoa! Wait a minute…that’s not what she means!”

Shane: “Oh yeah? Well what exactly does she mean!?”

Me: (panicking) “Uh Blakey, where’s your Daddy?”

Blakey: “He at work.”


From one Mommy Jerk to another, awkward situations like this make being a mother even more worth it!  I will always remember, and laugh at this story, even if for a split second I wanted to pee my pants.

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