July 28, 2004

The Girl Child - last night

I may have said this before, but it bears repeating. There are times when I interact with my daughter that I fear for my future. She's only 3.5 but I think sometimes she's really a 20 year old trapped in a little person's body.

Last night, she and I were sitting at the kitchen table where I was impatiently waiting for my wife to come downstairs after putting the boy child to bed. I was hungry and wanted to start dinner. The girl child was happy discovering the joys of the lotus leaf wrapped sticky rice dumpling I brought home for her yesterday from Chinatown. Finally, I turned to my daughter and asked her what was taking her mother so long to get downstairs. Here is our conversation:

GC: "Maybe she's doing something upstairs".

Me: "Yeah, but what could be taking so long?"

GC: "I don't know. I'm not upstairs. [pause] Did you think I was upstairs?"

I don't know if she was serious or being sarcastic (my wife votes for sarcastic), but either way, I feel like I'm totally screwed going forward.

Posted by Random Penseur at July 28, 2004 08:23 AM

I'm voting for sarcastic too. LOL

Posted by: Jim at July 28, 2004 08:42 AM

Could've been worse, babe.

She could've held up two fingers and asked you how many she was holding up, or else feel your forehead and see if you were running a temp.

She cracks me up.

Posted by: Helen at July 28, 2004 09:12 AM

Only three and a half, huh? Heh - good luck! You better write these things down for good rehearsal dinner fodder down the line.

Posted by: Linda at July 28, 2004 11:16 AM

Yeesh. She's already worried about your mental state? You poor man. When she hits 13, you'd better just stop talking altogether. ;-)

Posted by: Amber at July 28, 2004 11:33 AM

Boy, you better watch out with that one...she's not cutting you any slack!

Posted by: Mick at July 28, 2004 11:49 AM

My god, she sounds like I did when I was a wee one, the girl child is so awesome.

Posted by: holly at July 28, 2004 03:54 PM

Oh RP, just wait till her hormones kick in....

Posted by: Wicked H at July 28, 2004 04:42 PM

Hormones? [shudder]

Posted by: RP at July 29, 2004 09:32 AM
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