Sunday, May 2, 2010
A Date With My Daughter
Last night Katie and I were on our own. Ben and Kerry were camping and Emily was at a friend's sleepover. I thought it would be a great time for us to do something special, just the two of us.
There is a Thai restaurant that Katie loves, but we rarely go there because Emily hates it. So this was the perfect opportunity for us to eat there and go to see "How To Train Your Dragon" (in 3D!) afterwards.
After we ordered our food, I decided to get to know Katie's latest preferences. I discovered Katie does not like to confine herself to one answer.
"What's your favorite food?"
"I don't know. There are so many foods I like."
"Okay, if it were your birthday and I was going to make you anything you wanted for dinner or take you to any restaurant you picked, what would you eat?"
"Ummmm......meatballs, or pizza, or steak, or soup, or hamburgers, or shrimp."
"What's your favorite color?"
"Purple, pink, blue, red, and black."
"What's your favorite TV show?"
"Fetch With Ruff Ruffman which is an educational show so it's good for me. And Cyberchase which is also a learning show so it's good for me too."
"What's your favorite subject in school?"
"Language Arts, Cursive, Reading, Science, and Math............in that order. Can we move the candle closer to us?"
"I don't think we should mess with the candle. Remember how you burned your hand last week on the candle at home? Candles aren't meant to be touched or moved once they've been burning for a while because the wax is melted and could spill on you."
"Um......I need to tell you something. Um.......the reason I burned my hand is because I stuck a piece of tissue in the candle. I didn't think the flame would go as high as it did. So I put the lid on the candle to stop it, but then I couldn't get the lid back off. It was when I put my other hand on the candle jar to pull the lid back off that I burned my hand."
"You put tissue in the candle?"
"Well, what lesson did you learn from all this?"
"Don't play with fire."