Sunday, April 10, 2011

Father of the Year - in 160

Carrying precious cargo
he strained under the load
of his most important
charge.

Face peeking up
at what loomed above
the twin on the right thinking
“Is that for me?”

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Backstory: Sitting and waiting for a table at a bustling brewpub in the Pearl District yesterday, my dinner partner and I were enjoying watching the humanity of a crowd - when a dad did the following. I WISH I'd taken a photo but I was so in awe of his behavior, I didn't act fast enough.

Father walks in with 2 small babies in car seats. Isn't that awesome, he's doing everything he can to protect them... when suddenly I realized the baby on the right was staring up at an empty Growler, hovering just inches above it's head. Um, what?

Worse yet, I could just picture this devoted dad carrying the FULL growler (with 64 ounces of his favorite brew), also perched precariously on one finger above one of his little bundles of joy. Yep, nothing but one finger holding on to that heavy glass jar.

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Monkey Man writes a story in 160. Can you do it? If you dare, visit him HERE and leave him a trail of crumbs. Oatmeal cookies are purportedly his favorite so crumbs of those ilk will get instant attention.

15 comments:

Monkey Man said...

That was an unbelievable sight. I could just read the headline - "Father's penchant for beer nearly kills infant". Best 160 of the day, but I may be biased.

Brian Miller said...

good night...ack. trying to do too much with too little...

Sandra said...

I had to look up Growler, thinking it was a stuffed toy like Oscar the Grounch. Didn't expect to see a keg! Loved the visual!

Ankush Samant said...

Nicely captured!

Jingle said...

amazing capture...bless you.

Olivia said...

How uncaring and un- fatherly!
Wonderfully captured.. Hugs xox

Me said...

Wow, we must be on similar wavelengths today...both of us writing our 160's on less-than-stellar fatherhood moments.

Crazy how some people think (or fail to think)...
-C

PS - Thanks for the very nice comment you left on my blog today.

Everyday Goddess said...

excellent 160, and that dad, makes me cringe!

Amropali said...

oh god! Such kind of people really do exist!

Wonder what the father would feel if he read MOnkey man's suggestion of the headline. Or if he'd feel anything at all.

A great 160 btw.

avoidtheclap said...

Babies aren't the only ones on the bottle!

Alice Audrey said...

Reminds me of the time I saw a young mother bring her five year old to a midnight showing of Alien.

Mama Zen said...

Unbelievable!

G-Man said...

I'd like a Growler!

Jannie Funster said...

Oh my goodness. TG the little one met with no harm, things happen so fast.

I'm off beer this week, had a little wine last night. But very little whine from me.

xo

G-Man said...

Happy Easter Rachel.....G