Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pay for Performance

I was recently informed that Sydney got paid... for pooping in Nai-Nai's house. A head scratcher to be certain. After a little investigating, I learned of a little background. Apparently, when Casey was young(er) Nai-Nai bribed paid him to poop in the toilet in her house. I have heard about various methods to potty train, this was not one of them. But hey, it makes sense. I'd gladly trade a couple of bucks for the need to clean up pee and poop from floors, carpets, beds, etc.. Small price to pay. Furthermore, Casey was only paid for his inaugural toilet poop. He, or his union rep didn't negotiate payments for any subsequent poops. Would those have been hardball negotiations? Would someone intentionally lay a huge stinky mess in the middle of the living room in order to improve their bargaining position?

Once Sydney learned there was money at stake, he camped on the toilet and grunted. He didn't necessarily NEED to poop, but properly motivated by cash money, he persevered and got the job done. Details of the payment plan have not been disclosed; did he get paid based on volume, length or number of nuggets?

What I do know is that I was shortchanged. I lived pooped in that very house for years, and I never once got paid for my efforts.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Season Finale

We just concluded Casey's first full season of t-ball. He improved so much during the course of the season. During he last week of batting practice, Daddy took a turn pitching to all the kids. An idea was born; I then asked Casey if he wanted Daddy to pitch to him during his last game. Game day came, and indeed, I got to pitch to Casey. He went 2-3 off me. I don't know who was happier, him or me.

Dear Casey, thanks for sharing that moment with me. I'll remember it forever!

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

SD Trip- Spring 2014. Part 4 of ???

Apparently, I'm trying to set the record for most posts on one single topic. Obviously, that topic is the Spring 2014 Wang family gathering. During the weekend, we had our annual easter egg hunt. We employed a reverse stagger start... The youngest member of the family (Wang Bing Xian) got to start first. A few minutes later, Wang Xue Xian burst out of the starting gates and joined the fray. Cousin Elena patiently waited her turn, and when cousin Chantal finally woke her happy a$$ up, she managed to collect all the 'high hanging fruit eggs.' Just kidding, Chantal was actually awake for the start of the hunt, she just graciously let her younger cousins and sibling go first. The hunt was supervised by Ye-Ye, who sat in his chair and observed the festivities.

Sydney and his Grandpa
Sydney showing off his loot
Apparently Elena didn't have an easter basket. She used a plastic grocery bag...
Action shot of Sydney
Action shot of Casey
Whatcha got there buddy?