Daaad! Moment #1
Mr.4444 interrupts dinner (he's standing in the doorway to the deck, where he is grilling more burgers and brats) to say, "Hey, you guys! Wanna see my horse cough imitation?!" (He recreated the moment for me to video. As you can see, it's a little anticlimactic.)
The girls laughed, but I'm not sure if it was with him or at him.
"Daaad!" Moment #2
"Hey, while you guys are all here," Mr.4444 says to the girls, after dinner, "will you rake our yard?" [This was met with blank stares, followed by uncomfortable laughter. (I think they thought he was serious.]
As much as he is unpredictable in terms of being "funny," Mr.4444 is a wonderful dad. During the same sleepover, he grilled hotdogs and burgers for 14 girls, and he's so darned gracious, it drives me nuts. He must have asked five times, "Anyone want another hotdog?" when the pan was full of hamburgers. Only Mr.4444 would open a brand-new package of hotdogs and run outside to grill it before he'd tell a guest to have a burger, instead. (I could probably learn something about graciousness from him.)
After supper, when the girls went outside to play "night games," Mr.4444 called a neighbor to give him a heads-up that there might be a ding-dong-ditch episode and to ask him if he might be interested in yelling at the girls a little when/if they rang his bell, just to make it more fun for them. (Unfortunately, the neighbor wasn't home, and his wife wasn't interested.)
In the morning, Mr.4444 cooked pancakes (blueberry, plain, and chocolate chip) for the gang. Thankfully, we were down to about 10 girls by then, and they were tired from being up until 4am, so I didn't need to put my earplugs in.
And Mr.4444 was tired, so he didn't offer to do any more impressions, which is good....
...because his best impression (fortunately) is that of devoted dad.