Saturday, January 3, 2015

Danger Dave

Destructo Dave evolved into Danger Dave today after accepting a 'triple-dog dare' bet from his two brothers. But there are two important pre-reads before we get to the main chapter.

First, we recently watched 'The Christmas Story', a classic Christmas-brotherly-hate-love type of movie that cracked me up even before I had anchors. I mean children.

In one scene, a group of kids that are about David's age are huddled around a frozen pole in the playground, wondering if it's really true that your tongue will freeze to a metal rod if you lick it. Dares are tossed back and forth until the ultimate challenged is laid down. 'I triple-dog dare you.'

The second noteworthy point is that I had made chili for New Year's and there were some leftover hot peppers. For the last two days, the boys had been challenging each other to cut up one and eat a slice, despite warnings from muscular men with more chest hair than ALF that eating one of those hot peppers would burn the holy hell out of their mouth.

It wasn't until today that Peter remembered the key to unleashing Danger Dave.

'Davey, I triple-dog dare you to eat a hot pepper.'

Just for the record, I'd like to point out that it's Angie's boob and not mine that is cutting up the death pepper for our second born.

We gave David a moment of silence to pray for mildness. 

I'm no jeanyus, but I'm pretty sure that the gods were either not listening or they were too busy laughing. I was doing both. 

Immediately after accepting his dare, Danger Dave tore out of the kitchen like a bat out of my world and did several laps around the apartment before I was even able to photograph his pain and suffering.

David then made a common mistake that many underage daredevils make and ran to the faucet to try and soothe his water hole.

While laughing and photo-capturing the moment, a song got stuck in my head and like Oscar Wilde, I simply couldn't resist. 

'The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire.
We don't need no water, let the...'


'What?! You're the one that cut the pepper up and served it to him on a dish.'

After a rather heated debate that I totally did not lose, I now understand that motherhood draws the line at the offering stage. Once the offering has been gobbled up by Danger Dave, the appropriate response is apparently to try and help him.
Ladder Talk: 
1) What was the best part of your day?
Peter: That I could straighten up my Mine World and build my library.
David: That we could look at the sofas.
Tom: That we played Memory - the new one. 

2) What was the worst part of your day?
Peter: That we had to look at so many sofas.
David: That the pepper was so hot on my tongue.
Tom: That we didn't had a sofa.

3) What would you like to do tomorrow?
Peter: I want to play with Arman.
David: I want to play with Luca.
Tom: I want to puzzle one puzzle with space on it.

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