|Posted by Nikki Yeager on November 22, 2010 at 10:09 AM|
This morning I saw, by far, the most adorable father in the world. His 6'2" self was dressed in stylish Manhattan garb, complete with $700 sunglasses on his head. Holding his hand was a little 1st grader with bright blonde hair.
Cute dad: With a no nonsense voice, "21, 24, 27... what's next?"
Little boy: "mmmm thirty?!"
Cute dad: Without a pause "Then what?"
Little boy: With a HUGE pause, "Thirtyyyyyyyyy.......?"
Cute dad: Silence for another two or three minutes while the boy looked at him with those big blue eyes, waiting for an answer, a hint, anything. "Thirty three. What is thirty three, take away three?"
Little boy: "Um, maybe it's Thirty?"
And then they went on to English. The way the dad fired off question after question, it was clear the little blonde kid on his arm probably brought some a really horrendous test in the last few days.
Cute dad: Plowing on with his finger in a 20 page children's book, "Where was Christopher Columbus trying to go?"
Little Boy: "NEW YORK! N-e-w-y-e-o-r-k-w-e-r-k-n-e-w-w-y-o-r-k-r-...."
Dad: Without looking up, "Hey. Stop being a wise guy. When you memorize all this you can fool around, not yet."
Little boy: Big sigh.
Dad: "Now tell me, what year was Columbus going to Plymouth?"
Little boy: With complete conviction, "NINETEEN!!!"
And with that the dad couldn't do anything but chuckle and kiss him on the forehead. Because why not? Christopher Columbus sailed across the world in the year 19 and that's just how it goes. Good thing that genius little boy set the record straight.
With that, the handsome daddy closed the book and decided to switch to I Spy for the next 7 stops.
And then I decided to love them both.