Sorry to do this, as there may be those of you out there hoping for some deep musings about the Christian faith, or perhaps a profound thesis on the link between Hollywood and breakdancing, but all I've got is crazy talk from my daughter. Here are two more gems from this weekend:
1. Friday night I was putting Samantha to bed. While getting her pajamas on, she began coming up with excuses for why she was going to visit me in my bedroom in the middle of the night:
Samantha: When the scratch on my foot hurts, I will come to your room so you can put lotion on it.
Me: Nope, I already put lotion on it. You can stay in bed tonight.
Samantha: (Looking around thoughtfully) Well... maybe there's something in my closet.
Me: No, we've talked about this before. All the animals sleep outside. What animal would be in your closet?
Samantha: A cue.
Me: A cue?
Samantha: Yes, a cue.
Me: What's a cue?
Samantha: (Slightly panicking) Well... I said it wrong.
Me: What did you mean to say?
Samantha: I don't know.
2. This one happened as she woke up from a nap on Saturday. She came downstairs, and along the way she was commenting on the family pictures on the wall. She especially enjoys the ones of Jamie and I in our pre-kids marriage years.
Samantha: Daddy, you don't have any glasses on in that picture!
Me: You're right, I didn't wear glasses then, and one day soon I won't wear them anymore (either contacts or lasik surgery hopefully in the near future).
Samantha: When I grow up, I'm going to be a DADDY!
Samantha: Yep, I'm going to be a daddy. I'm going to be big and tall, and have a mustache, and I'm going to have BIG EARS like you (at this point, she grabbed her ears and wiggled them)! And, I'm going to wear your PANTS!
Me: Wow, you think you can be a daddy?
Samantha: Yep, and after I'm a daddy, then I'm going to be a mommy.
Me: Good luck with that; if anyone can do it, it's you.
Samantha: Uh huh, yes!
In a former life, I was the funny one, the guy with the perfect joke or movie quote to introduce comedy into a situation. Now I've been relegated to the straight man, the Vince Vaughn to the Ben Stiller-esque comedic genius that is my daughter (see the movie "Dodgeball" to get the reference).
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