Thursday, February 12, 2009

We Need a Caddy

Not a Cadillac. 

At Happy Gilmore's first golf tournament, being completely new to the sport, the golf course assigns him a caddy.
Happy Gilmore: Where are you going with those clubs, punk? 
[pushes young caddy to the ground
Happy's Waterbury Caddy: Mr. Gilmore, I'm your caddy! 
Happy Gilmore: Oh, I'm sorry about that. Let me carry these, alright, they were my grandfather's, they're pretty old. 
Happy's Waterbury Caddy: Well, what should I do then? 
Happy Gilmore: I don't know. Why don't you just watch me, and make sure I don't do anything stupid. Okay? 
Starter #1: Mr. Gilmore, Mr. Lafferty will be teeing off now. 
Happy Gilmore: Alright, good luck, buddy. 
Happy's Waterbury Caddy: Get out the way. 
crowd laughs
Happy Gilmore: [to caddy] Where were you on that one, punk*? 

*"Punk" is my word. Original is not suitable for this family-friendly blog.
Madison had her kindergarten class Valentine's card exchange this week. Sara bought her some nice Disney Princess valentines and Madison wrote her name on all of them. She waited excitedly for two weeks until she was finally able to give out her valentines to her friends.

She came home from school with a Halloween-like sack of goodies. Every single kid in her class at a minimum had included a sucker with their valentine. Many gave creative hand-made valentines such as the little airplane made from a stick of gum (wings), a roll of Smarties (fuselage) and two LifeSavers for wheels. A few even gave individual small bags stuffed with candy and toys.

Now, we're not the kind of people that try to outdo anyone. But we also don't want to look like we're skating by doing the bare minimum or taking advantage of others. We would have had Madison give out a small treat and make her own cards - had we only known

This is not the first time something like this has happened. Where's our caddy? Who keeps an eye out for people like us? We're in uncharted waters with Madison a lot of the time. We're figuring it out as we go. Fortunately, Madison is completely oblivious to our sometimes embarrassing befuddlements.

1 comment:

Douhet said...

As I was reading this this morning, Audrey picked Cinderella for her. She too is wearing a blue "princess" dress and has long blond hair. She claims any long blond haired girl as her own. But this morning she had the bonus of the blue dress too.