Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Father's Day

Father's Day was not overly celebrated here, as we had just gotten back from a week of camp. Also, I'd given Anton his present ages before (I bought him a seat at a charity poker game).

I had planned on getting the children to make him cards, but in the event, we didn't get it done. So at dinner, I asked the children to tell their father what made him a great father.

Lucy: "He is really weird!"
Iris (after huge amounts of thought and various demurrals): "He's funny."
Lucy (after more prompting from me, getting more and more excited): "HE'S REALLY WEIRD AND FUNNY AND STRANGE AND WEIRD AND REALLY REALLY WEIRD!"

Needless to say, this was not the heartwarming moment I had sought to create.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha, poor Anton!

I love your writing, Carole! Your kids are certainly funny and interesting, and you tell it all so well.