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True Love

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I found out from Nadine that Sophie has a boyfriend at school.

She's only 5 years old.

The boy's name is Collin.

So I mentioned to Sophie tonight at dinner, "So you have a boyfriend. Is he nice to you?"

"Dad, of course he is . . . . He loves me!"

At least she knows he had better be nice to her.

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Girlfriend

Candidness of children

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As I held Sophie's hand in mine, I was walking a few feet in front of Nadine and Dominic and out of earshot.

I leaned over and asked her, "Would you be my girlfriend?"

"Daddy, I am too young."

I completely agree with her quality response. I hope she answers like that for another 25 years.

She further added, "When I am older, you will be dead."

"What?!?!?" I assured her that I will probably live for a long time.

So I decided to ask her one more probing question.

"So you'll be sad when I am dead, right?"

She pondered her answer for several seconds and quipped, "I am not sure."

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My Finger Hurts!

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Making a quick call from Uruguay to the family back in Omaha, Nadine answers.

We talk very briefly and then I talk to the little man.

"Hi Daddy. My finger hurts" he told me in a sullen voice.

"What happened?"

"The potty."

Apparently when he was trying to sit on the potty, the lid fell, and he sat down still, with his finger between the lid and potty.

Even a day after, it still hurts.

Darn potty.

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Blue? Really?

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The family is completing chores around the house and all of a sudden we hear coming from the bathroom, "Mommy, come look at this!"

Not the most reaffirming and anticipated words one wants to hear from their child in the bathroom.

Then Nadine said, "John, you have to come look at this!"

Apparently the frosting from my birthday cake had taken the liberty of changing part of her "deposits" blue.

This can easily be described many ways. Gross, funny, a little odd, and maybe a bit too much information for the average reader.

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The Start of a Streak

The Pleasures of Potty Training

Our little son has reached the age and maturity level where potty training is ideal.

As our son sat on the crapper, being confined to one spot for over a minute and maybe being a bit constipated, he cried.

I consoled him by hugging while he pooped.

But just like that, he finished his business and successfully completed his first "mission".

And he left a streak just to prove it.

Posted by TulsaTrot 15:23 Archived in USA Comments (0)

Crap?

Children's perceptions of animals can be very different.

As we sat getting ready for the day, Sophie was quizzing lil' Domino about the various animals at the base of his lamp.

"Domino, what is this?"

"A seahorse."

"Very good Domino. Now what is this animal?"

"A sea turtle."

"That's awesome buddy. And this one?"

"A fish."

"And the last one?"

Without hesitation, Domino responded, "a crap".

He still has a hard time distinguishing between the letters b and p.

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Date Night

With free coupons for two bundt cakes, I told Nadine and the kids it was time to get dressed and go out.

Sophie looked at me and said, "You know Daddy, it's just like date night, expect it is family date night. Mommy, Domino, me, and you are all going out together".

It was a good date night.

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Tooter

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As we sat in the car about to leave, Sophie yelled out, "It stinks. Who tooted?"

As Nadine was about to say, "It's coming from outside", Domino interrupted and said, "Me. Me tooted."

And the truth comes out.........and mom and dad were set straight.

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A Dirty Proposition

As Sophie departed the bathroom, freshly bathed, she informed everyone in the living, "I don't think you wiped my butt that good."

"Well Sophie, you can wipe your own butt if you want!"

"Noooo, that's gross!"

Sometimes reasoning doesn't work.

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The Cookie Monster

lives in our house

Nadine tends hide cookies once I leave the room since she thinks I am going to eat them all.

I went for a bike ride and when I returned, Sophie was already under the covers of her purple bed.

I walked in her room and she said, "There are two cookies for you in the kitchen."

"But . . . but, Mommy hid the rest of the cookies."

I quipped, "why did Mommy hide the cookies from me?"

"So you don't eat all of them tonight."

"And get a stomachache from all the cookies."

So the Cookie Monster in our house isn't actually covered in blue fur, it's just me.

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