Saturday, May 29, 2010
*Pointing at title of book*
Dad: "Chloe, what are these letters?"
Dad: "What does that spell?"
Dad: "Yes! That's great!!"
*high-fives exchanged, daughter gets excited*
Dad: "OK, what are these letters?"
Dad: "And what does that spell?"
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
*laying in bed reading to a sad looking Chloe*
Dad: "Hey, you look sad. Is there something you want to talk about?"
Daughter: "I'm sorry I said I don't love you anymore."
Dad: "Oh sweety, it's ok, I know it's frustrating to have to be told it's time for bed. I know you want to stay up and play but you have school in the morning and you are tired. I am very proud of you for having the courage to apologize. We all say things we sometimes don't mean and I understand, and I know you love me and I love you more than anything in the whole world."
Daughter: "Am I the most important thing in the whole world?"
Dad: "Yes, you certainly are."
Daughter: "Am I beautiful?"
Dad: "Yes, the most beautiful!"
Daughter: "Your breath stinks...."
Dad: *blank stare-turns, clears throat, and continues reading*
Thursday, May 13, 2010
*driving back from school*
Daughter: "Ooooh! Look at that!!!!!!!"
Dad: *looks to the left to see a cemetary* "Ah, yeah a cememtary."
Daughter: "That's where you go when you are sad to put up flowers and letters."
Dad: "Uh yes, that's true." "Do you know what a cemetary is?"
Dad: "It's a place that we bury the dead." "When someone dies we place them in the ground and mark where they are buried so we can come and visit them."
Daughter: *incredibly long pause..........* "EEEEWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Daughter: *getting dressed for school* "I've got little boobies."
Dad: "Those are nipples, and yes now they are little."
Daughter: "When I grow up I am going to have big boobies like you."
Dad: *sigh....* ".....thanks, let's get dressed we're going to be late."