The Unbearable Banishment: i'm peter pan

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

i'm peter pan

I won't grow up,
(I won't grow up)

I don't want to wear a tie.

(I don't want to wear a tie)

And a serious expression

(And a serious expression)

In the middle of July.

(In the middle of July)

Yup. That's me on my skateboard riding next to 7-Year Old Daughter on her scooter. I can still ride a skateboard as though the devil were twisting my tail. Those of you who know how old I am will look upon me with either admiration for having retained my dexterity so late in life, or sadness for being in denial about my advanced age.

Daughter said I committed a "safety violation" by not wearing a helmet and that I owed her 10 cents. I am policed by everyone.

A tip o' the hat to Mrs. Wife for taking such fine shots.


Blogger Jimmy Bastard said...

You're also a great faither, so be proud of yersel.

July 28, 2009 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

You iz well dan with da kidz bruv!

Nah, but seriously. I got told off for skateboarding down my road once. I was rubbish and it made a lot of noise, but still. If my dad had been there she wouldn't have shouted at me.

July 28, 2009 at 3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's just so stinkin' adorable... and i'm guessin' you're an old school sk8ter boy, rather than technical...

July 28, 2009 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Jimmy: I wasn't suppose to be a father AT ALL much less a great one, so thank you.

Jo: Fur schizzle.

Daisy: Yea, I don't ride the pipes or rails. Flat surfaces only, please.

July 28, 2009 at 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That dangit helmet thing. I wish I could just ride a bike around without one, but I have to set an example.

July 28, 2009 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

I'll look on you with a bit of both. And concur with your daughter about the safety violation!

July 29, 2009 at 1:47 AM  
Anonymous nuttycow said...

I'm very impressed. Honest.

Although I've never really understood skateboards. Why not just walk. Safer :)

Looks like lovely weather your end. Bloody rain and grey cloud over the pond.

July 29, 2009 at 4:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great photos daddyo

July 29, 2009 at 5:01 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Annie: I thought for my skateboard I could be lax with the helmet law. We never go that fast.

AFM: I know! I know! Imagine if something happened while I was out with her. Horrors .

Nutty: You’d be doubly impressed if you knew how old I was. We’ve had a spate of nice weather. There have been trips to the beach. I am a bronzed Adonis.

Nurse: It’s all Mrs. Wife.

July 29, 2009 at 7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm growing older but not up" --Jimmy Buffett.

Great shot. I'd break every bone in my body if I got near a skateboard.

July 29, 2009 at 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you I bet 7 year old was in her glory, I just want to know can you still roll your stomach? Great pic's!!!

July 29, 2009 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

HIF: I probably could have raised my “cool” quotient if I had used a Jimmy Buffet lyric instead of a lick from a Broadway show. Rats. Too late.

MT: I most certainly CANNOT roll my stomach anymore! If I did I’d throw up all over myself. And I can’t stretch my lower lip to the bottom of my chin anymore, either.

July 29, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger JZ said...

Just tell 7 y.o. daughter that, as it states on page 425 of the 'Obama Heath Care Plan', you are of an age where the government will require you to begin considering ways of terminating your own life. They simply no longer require you to wear a helmet since it would only prolong your cost to the public at large.

(said with the HUGE amounts of sarcasm as it relates to this crazy shit from the Right that is making the rounds via email, using fear tactics to, yet again, stall the creation of a universal heath care system...bastards, all of them.)

July 29, 2009 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger sid said...

Loved this photo. I've never ever learnt how to skate. This kinda makes me sad )=

July 30, 2009 at 8:50 AM  

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