Thanks everyone for the comments on my short story. I’m glad you all enjoyed it.
Saturday we did the annual Victorian homes tour in our town. It was a lot of fun, as always. When we were getting in the car to drive back to my house, my future brother-in-law and I were talking and he mentioned how it was cool to see some of the historical destinations of the town. I agreed and mentioned all the Pennsylvania governors that have lived in the town. Then my daughter jumped in the conversation.
“No Daddy. I’m the Govna’,” she said, proudly. “And you’re the boss.”
That had us both in tears. You see, I can be a bit of a silly Daddy. Lately, I’ve been talking in a British accent with my daughter and saying stuff like, “‘ello Govna’!” She usually laughs and says, “I’m not the Govna'”. It was just so funny to me she pulled that one out when she did.
As far as the boss talk goes, that comes from our many talks about “please use the potty” or “please stop screaming” followed by “Why?” followed by me saying, “Because I’m the boss.” For the record, I’m not the boss in my house. That honor goes to my wife 🙂
We also did the whole visit Santa at the Mall thing yesterday. That was an experience. At first the line was huge. We stood at the back for a while and when it failed to move we got out of line and finished our shopping. When we returned there were only five or so kids in the line. I thought it would be quick. The problem was they kept waiting for the kids to smile. They would spend like fifteen minutes on each kid. I wanted to scream, “Either or get off the pot kid.” I mean, seriously, if the kid doesn’t smile in the first five minutes, he’s probably not going to smile.
As we were standing there waiting, my daughter looked up at me and said, “Daddy, we’re almost to the North Pole.” It was adorable. Still, if my wife wasn’t so strong and patient I would not have been able to wait it out. Once we got to Santa, my daughter smiled, got her picture, told him the toy she wanted, and we were out of there. Whew.
So yeah, it was a pretty good weekend, all things considered. How about you?