Return to the Darkness. Views from the Dark age 2 and half edition

Some of you may remember in a previous blog post when I discussed the “wonderful bonding” time my daughter and I shared while I insistently rocked her to sleep at night, well here is an update on my situation.

She now allows me to lay down in the bed with her to help her sleep, and this is great!!! My arms are no longer exhausted and as much as I loved singing her Dru Hill and Sisqo songs (Thong Song really goes well with the motion of the rocking chair) now I no longer have to sing for her to sleep. But a new problem has arisen…

I ALWAYS FALL ASLEEP IN HER BED!

After a long day of work I lay down in her bed with her and fall asleep before she does. I pray that my wife will come in and save me but I think she enjoys the time with out me, it gives her a chance to watch The View (we DVR it) with out me talking over Whoopi and telling my wife why Joy Behar’s opinion is so wrong…

So in order to have a proper amount of “Adult” time in the evenings I must avoid falling asleep at all costs, the only way to do this is to go into mindless thought. So with that I bring you Views from the Dark Part 2…

One of the many podcasts I listen to regularly is a basketball themed podcast called the Drop by NBA TVs The Starters. During the summer when basketball story lines are slow they tackle other topics. One of these podcasts was a “Would you rather” theme.

For those who don’t know; “Would you rather” is a conversation or party game that poses a dilemma in the form of a question beginning with “would you rather”. The dilemma can be between two supposedly good options, or it can be between two supposedly bad options. Answering “neither” or “both” is against the rules. (Thank you Wikipedia)

This got me thinking about some really important, maybe life altering would you rather questions like:

  • Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? Answer to this easy 10 minutes late. I’ve never heard of anyone being fashionably early…
  • Would you rather live without the internet or live without A/C and heating? I guess I can live without the Internet, I did it before I think…
  • Would you rather be 4’5 or 7’7? NBA life for me…
  • Would you rather a guaranteed $100,000 or a 50/50 chance at $1,000,000? Give me $100,000 right away I have bills to pay…
  • Would you rather be the worst player on a great team or the best player on the worst team? Worst player on a great team, I get to experience and see greatness everyday and years later I will just lie to my kids and tell them I was the star of the team…
  • Would you rather go forward 25 years and get 50 million dollars or go back to age 12 but keep all the knowledge you have? Tough one, but take me back to being 12; I hope with my smarts I can earn good money but I also get to correct some of my past mistakes… also the thought of being the smartest student in Mr. J’s 8th grade class is too much to miss out on …

This is just a small sample of some of the important topics covered in my early evening cuddle sessions. Trust me if you ever find yourself in a situation that you need to keep your mind occupied for an extended period of time or you and your friends feel like you have nothing new to talk about google some Would You Rather questions.

As for me And my daughters sleep, PRAY FOR ME…

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