Sunday, August 3, 2008

Every Dad's Nightmare

So I was playing outside yesterday with my kids, and my eldest daughter (age 5), without a trace of presumptuous or mischief in her voice, matter-of-factly announced that:
I'm the kind of kid who disobeys.
Hoo boy. The more I thought about it, the bigger the cold shiver that ran down my spine....


Zayna said...

Hey, at least she warned you! Most parents find out the hard way about things like that.

Good luck! :)

Roger Z said...

After my parents took me to a remote area of the Adirondack Mountains for a "picnic," then casually mentioned that they bought me from the indians (who, in my four-year-old imagination, were suddenly lurking behind every tree in the dusk-ening forest) and could sell me back to them, I was very obedient. So threats work. I also have a nervous tick I can't (tick) seem (tick) to get rid (tick) of, but I'm sure that's (tick) (tick) (tickticktick) not the reason! (tick)