Tuesday Morning: While driving to Mass, Claire is quizzing Ella on some spelling words. Ella is doing well but then comes the first mistake and I wait for her typical response… I’m just stupid. I can’t do anything right. This leads to a conversation about how we don’t have to do everything perfectly.
Me: You Know Ella, we don’t have to do everything perfectly. In fact, everybody makes mistakes.
Ella: (In her most “matter of fact” voice) That’s not true Mom. Dad doesn’t make mistakes!
[Had I been eating something at the time I would have choked on my food. Good thing for that hour long fast before Mass. 😉 ]
Wednesday Afternoon: Driving to my parents house, watching an educational video produced by the Discovery Channel.
Claire: Mom, what channel number is the Discovery Channel?
Me: I don’t know Claire.
Ella: Hey Claire, we’ll just ask Dad.
Claire: Yeah, I’ll ask Dad. Dad knows everything.
[This time I almost choked on a sip of my soda… 🙂 ]
Thursday Evening: Mr. Jim, a family friend, is over for dinner. Mr. Jim happens to exercise at the same Wellness Center as we do.
Claire: Hey Mr. Jim, did you know my daddy is the strongest man?
Mr. Jim: Yes, he’s very strong. Did you know he’s so strong they had to order more weights for him to lift at the gym?
[ Good thing I was holding my wine glass with two hands. I almost dropped it on the spot.]
Yep, that’s my husband, their daddy…
He makes no mistakes.
He knows everything.
And, he’s soooooo strong….
Ok, I get that they’re 100% Daddy’s Girls but…
Would someone please hand me the kryptonite now? 🙂