Updated: Aug 21, 2021
I think the single greatest thing about being a parent is the heartwarming interactions you have with your kids. I know the details of many moments are lost to time but they all brought me joy. Luckily I had the forethought to save a few and will update this list as I encounter them. In no particular order...
I went to wake up Bridget this morning and she said, "STOP IT DADDY, you're ruining my life by waking me up early!"
It sort of worked because it took me a couple of minutes to stop laughing before I tried gain.
November 18th 2016
(At a buffet for lunch)
Me: Eat some veggies boys.
Alex: I am, see the french fries.
Me: That doesn't count.
Alex: I asked on the way in and you said potatoes are vegetables.
Me: Touché sir, touché.
March 14th 2011
Scene: Men's bathroom and Bridget is yet again complaining I didn't take her to the ladies.
Bridget: What makes boys boys and girls girls?
<Temporary horror sets in>
Me: Well I've talked to your siblings about this but never expected you to ask at this age.
Bridget:<Cutting in>BECAUSE BOYS WEAR BOYS PANTS AND GIRLS WEAR GIRLS PANTS! (Followed by forced fake laughter, lots of it.)
Me: Saved by toddler logic.
July 7th 2015
Phaedra: "I think I had a thought but I forgot."
Me: (laughing) "What does THAT mean?"
Phaedra: "I really don't know."
December 28th 2012
Things you don't expect to hear from your (almost) 4 year old:
Bridget (While washing her hands): "How did you choose your career"?
Me: "What did you just say?"
Bridget: "I said career silllllly!"
Me: "Where did you learn that word?"
Bridget (flippantly): "I don't know"
April 18th 2016
Perhaps my all time favorite...
Me: Try some of my fish, its good for you.
Dave: Why? It's just a fish.
Me: Well for one its high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Dave: (Truly shocked) WHAT?! It will make me have 3 fat assess?!
Me: (Making a scene laughing MY ass off!)
November 26th 2011
In response to me declining her request for an ice cream breakfast.
Bridget: "You don't NEED a taco light"
July 11th 2015
Me: Alex you are doing the maze wrong, you started at the finish side.
Alex: Dad you're the one who taught me rules are meant to be broken.
August 18th 2010
Dave: If I turned into a tiger, wasp, gorilla mutant bent on world domination would you help me or try to stop me?
Me: What kind of a question is that?!
Dave: Theoretical ....duh.
August 21st 2011