Am I an evil father?

I was reading a book to my 2-year-old son on the couch a few minutes ago when my wife in the next room began singing the Bean Song, a favorite in some toddler song circles.

A typical stanza goes like this:

My dog Lima likes to roam.
One day Lima left his home.
He came back all nice and clean,
Where oh where had Lima been? (pronounced as bean)
Lima been.
Lima been.
Where, oh where, has Lima bean?

And then you repeat the stanza with a new dog name, frequently the name of a bean so as to be mildly amusing to the parents and keep them from going into a coma. So, there I am, listening to her sing:

Jelly been.
Jelly been.
Where, oh where, has Jelly been?

I alert my son.

“Hey, Momma has jelly beans. Jelly beans are candy. Go tell Momma you want jelly beans!”

He runs into the kitchen and you can guess the mild unrest that ensued.


7 Responses to “Am I an evil father?”

  1. Donna says:

    LOL – my husband would totally do this to me, too!

    February 25th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

  2. kym says:

    You’re an evil husband and I sympathize with your poor abused wife.

    February 26th, 2011 at 12:16 am

  3. Irene says:

    I stand with Kym.

    February 26th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

  4. PAUL says:

    Keep it up and you will be a Has Been in your house! :)

    February 28th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

  5. Midge says:

    Evil? No way! Smart? Crafty? Clever?

    I do this to my husband all the time. Go show your dad. Go tell your dad. Go ask your dad.

    Not evil. Not. At. All.

    Hee hee hee hee >:-]

    March 4th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

  6. Bev says:

    Of course you’re an evil father. We trained you right.

    March 5th, 2011 at 11:01 am

  7. Kimberly says:

    I am going for NOT evil dad… but VERY evil husband.

    Though this is something I’d totally do to my husband… so evil isn’t always a bad thing :-)

    March 6th, 2011 at 8:28 am

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