Evil Genius Parent Award #32

Father’s Day is approaching for minions in the United States of America.

For Mother’s Day last month, EG Dad received a little robot vacuum cleaner.

Yes, I know – EG MUM is supposed to receive on Mother’s Day, not EG Dad. But hey, this was given to him (a prize because of my mother’s day) to allow him the opportunity to claim he was helping with household chores by pressing a button and walking away.

And I don’t mind – because it means I don’t have to vacuum either! Rather genius, when you think about it.

So, with the US Father’s Day coming up, I was sent through a tweet about another gift for EG Dad, and once again I would be the one benefiting from it.

(BTW: I can’t remember who shared this on their blog or twitter, so if you recognise your genius, comment below so I can grant you Honorary Mention).

This to me is just pure Evil Genius in itself.

Train shirt

Quality Dad Time
Now for my cuppa

I love this shirt. I think EG Dad will like it too. He can lie down and spend some time with the spawnlings, receive a light back massage, while I sit back and enjoy my HOT cup of tea. Either way, EG Dad is pretty much trapped flat on the floor for at least 15mins. 😀

Win-win! Evil Genius Parenting!

The t-shirt can be bought through Etsy with bkykid. They have a car t-shirt too.  I have no idea who this bkykid is, but hey – this is genius.


What would you give your co-parent to guarantee a few minutes of quiet for yourself?


Evil Genius Parent Award #31

Sometimes life is just too well-timed for my liking.

Sitting back last week, and I find myself chortling along with EG Dad as he reads Big Family, Little Income. Apparently, there’s a bit of talk about the stereotyping of dads – particularly the portrayal of dads as dumb-arses.

Don’t get me wrong – I’ve met a few of the said ‘dumb arse dads’. I’ve also met my fair share of ‘pretty smart dads when no-one is looking’. Which is why this particular line cracked me up:

Guys. Guys. Guys. If a wife is silly enough to really think her husband can’t change a nappy or make a bottle then this is his get out of jail free card. Don’t ruin it for everyone else by giving the game away. That’s selfish.

Considering some of the dumb arse things EG Dad has done in the past, my initial thought was “That EG Shit has been playing me along all this time”.

But then I realised – no he hasn’t. He still MUST and HAS contributed with each spawnling.

I had just clicked over to one of my new favourites: Suburban Snapshots. And all was right in the parenting world again.

Despite any attempt at one parent to ‘play dumb’ and escape housework contribution, I can guarantee you there is another EG Parent out there who will work another way around it.

As EG Grandma would say A LOT when I was a kid “there is more than one way to skin a cat’.

So, to encourage the ‘dads’ (and hey, let’s face it – it can swing either way, depending on who you are with, and how trick they can be) to break out of the ‘dumb arse’ trick, Snapshots has some tips of her own to ‘entice them’.

Enter the Reasons why good husbands deserve enthusiastic blowjobs.

Snapshots has outsmarted the ‘dumb arse dads’ and scored benefits for herself. Win-win in my book. And some pretty evil genius parenting as well.

So, dads. Any comment?