Bonus Baby’s preschool had a Mother’s Day Tea and a Father’s Day Breakfast. Bonus Baby’s face lit up when each of us showed up at her little event as she grabbed our arm and strutted around saying, “This is my mommy”, which most of the kids already knew since I pick her up there almost every day and showing off her daddy when it was his turn. One thing they did for Dad’s day was a little fill-in-the blank sheet about their dad entitled “My Great Dad.” Even her teacher was amused at some of the answers Bonus Baby gave. The bold print items are what Bonus Baby had the teacher fill in. My own comments are in parenthesis:
My dad is 85 years old. (okay, we’re not spring chickens, but really??)
He weighs 60 lbs. and is 6 ft. tall. (don’t know how she guessed the height but weights a little off!!
His favorite TV show is bike racing & Cops. (She has obviously been here long enough to know what’s going on. Can you believe Big Daddy actually plans his vacation time around the Tour de France so he can catch the highlights on TV as they happen?? And she is the one who races in to watch Cops with daddy as soon as she hears the music. Good grief).
He loves to cook eggs. (Another astute observation–this Mama rarely cooks breakfasts. In fact, Oldest Son was quite amazed when he was a young lad and spent the night at his cousin’s house. As my sister-in-law started making pancakes, he looked at her with bewildered eyes and said “Ladies don’t make pancakes.” haha. A classic.)
Dad always tells me to go on the step. (Hmmm, wonder why that is 😀 Time out, anyone?)
It makes him happy when he takes me on a walk.
When my dad shops, he loves to buy peanuts, jerky. (Most likely because she’s pleading for bees-a-jerky–that’s how she says beef jerky–and daddy can’t say no).
If he could go on a trip, he would go to the beach. (Well, duh! Who wouldn’t!!)
I really love it when my dad takes me swimming.
I love my dad!
And guess what? We love our Bonus Baby. And she and her sister will be official members of our family probably before the end of the year from what we hear. By official, I mean legally. They are already part of our family in every other way.