Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Brahm shredding on a jump at the sledding park.
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I overheard Oliver talking to his father yesterday.

"Daddy, you know what my favorite thing in the whole wide world is?"

"What's that, Oliver?"

"You."

I don't think either of us expected this, though it makes sense. Oliver doesn't hide the fact that he's pretty fond of his father. Just to see what he would say, however, I asked him again this morning. He had come in to get Brooks and I out of bed and was snuggling with his dad.

"Hey, O-man - what's your favorite thing in the whole wide world?"

"Dad", he says again without hesitation.

"You're pretty lucky," I reply, ready to make an important point. "There are a lot of dads who are mean to their kids, who yell at them and are angry all the time."

There's a pause of consideration and then this: "Yeah, and moms, too."

5 comments:

Super Kate said...

It is so great that you are writing all this down, your stories are priceless. I think you're pretty great!!!!

BakerBloggers-Matt & Jenny said...

Great picture of Brahm! and seriously funny post. It is quite cute how much he loves his daddy but one day he's going to realize just how awesome his mom is too. Sometimes we don't get the credit we deserve for being the crap-putter-up-withs.

Utah Grammie said...

"The-crap-putter-up-withs" - I love it!
Yeah, it takes like 35 years to finally get that "Oh, thank you mom - I know it wasn't always easy.."

Always?? Easy?? What's up with that??

Yeah, no matter how old we are, we will always be ..."The-crap-putter-up-withs"
Colleen

Heather said...

CLASSIC!

Heidi said...

Your kids crack me up!