Sunday, December 20, 2009
Kids really do say the cutest things...
I love eavesdropping. I think I do it all the time, but really only tune in for the good stuff.
Walking through Costco last week, I had a Perfect Moment.
Dad and daughter, she was about 6 or 7, were walking down the paper plate and plastic spoons aisle. No basket, just a few things in their hands.
As they passed by, I heard:
Dad: "We did not buy a Flip camera today."
Daughter: "No we did not buy a Flip camera today."
Dad: "We don't even have to mention a Flip camera that we did not buy today."
Daughter: "No, we don't even have to mention a Flip camera... "
Yesterday, I was on the phone with my sister-in-law and had another kid-driven Perfect Moment.
While Deb and I were talking, through the phone I could hear my brother Patrick enter the kitchen. It was the weekend of The. Big. Snow. Storm. in Washington, D.C. and I can only imagine what he was doing outside.
Deb and Pat exchanged words and I heard Pat say something about needing help.
Deb shouted upstairs to 12-year-old Gracie, "Grace, your dad needs your opinion." She got no argument. Gracie came downstairs.
Your dad needs your opinion! Love it. That's so much more interesting than 'Gracie, come help your dad.' And it will probably work another couple of times.
This photo is of Gracie and Pat before last year's Rock & Roll Marathon. They flew into town to support me in the full. Patrick ran the half.
I'll start asking for Gracie's opinion too.