For those who are unaware, I have 2 daughters, ages 6 and almost-5 (4 and 11/12ths, she tells us repeatedly). Being the perfect, completely respectful children that they are, we never have to discipline them or anything. The love just oozes out the walls in this house.
I’m starting to wonder if there is some sublimation going on, though. Little things are leaking out. They sound completely innocent in delivery, but when you sit back and look at what they’re saying in cold, black-and-white text…
Consider this conversation at dinner last night:
Daughter 2: I love you, Mom. I just can’t stop saying it!
Daughter 1, excitedly: I can!
Now, tonight was a bit different. After I showed my manly prowess by peeling the sealed lid from the yogurt container, daughter 2 looked at my wife and said:
Daughter 2: How did you guys get so strong?!
Mom: Lots of exercise.
Daughter 2: Not Daddy.
She didn’t miss a beat.
If they weren’t so innocent I’d think they were up to something.