<Sara watching school webinar while making dinner> Alex: “Are they teaching you how to cook better?”
Me: “So you’re excited to go back [to in person dance]?” Evelyn: “Yeah! I’m the oldest dancer in the class and everybody stares at me!” Me: “And you enjoy that.” Evelyn: “It’s the only reason I’m still dancing!”
Me, hugging Alex: “I’m so glad you’re my child.” Alex, hugging me back: “And I am so glad that mommy is my mommy.”
Ollie: “Can you turn my light back on for a second?” Me: <turns light on> “One one-thousand!” <turns light off> Ollie, laughing: “Ugh, Dad, you are so annoying!” Me: “It is a dad’s duty to make terrible dad jokes.” Ollie: “That’s not a dad-joke, it’s a dad-annoyance.” Me: “There is a very fine line between those two.”
Evelyn, wistfully: “I can’t wait until I’m in college. I’m going to have a flat screen tv!!” ::Sara and I exchanging glances, knowing we had a 55 inch flat screen tv wrapped and hidden in our room for months::
Alex: “Plain black pants go with everything, but gray pants only go with a few species.”
Alex: “I’m trying to eat breakfast and then here comes Ollie and he’s like, ‘I don’t know what to get, so I’m just going to do a silly dance!'” Me: “Yeah, Ollie is pretty good at distracting you.” Alex: “Well, he does it because he loves me and wants me to be happy.”
Awww! This is both sweet and 100% accurate on all counts.
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