Wednesday, January 03, 2007

she sees dumb people

Four year-old Lola dresses down her forty year-old father, the holder of a PhD in theoretical physics: "You are dumbing every day! You need a brain power machine!"

At bedtime, I overheard Lola shouting at the top of her lungs, "YOU ARE THE DUMBEST DADDY IN FIVE THOUSAND YEARS!" I went in to see what had provoked this, and it turns out that the Dumbest Paternal Act in Five Thousand Years is scratching Iris's back first, before scratching Lola's.


Anonymous said...

oh Lola.... don't we all sweetie. don't we all.

Anonymous said...

Ahahaha, I used to scream at my daddy too. "RUBBA BACK!! RUBBA BACK! RUUUUBBBBBBAAAAA BAAAACCCCK!!"

I absolutly REFUSED to sleep without my back being rubbed, lulling me into a restful sleep--until I woke up later and slept with them.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me greatly of our 5 yo son, Samuel. He loves to give and receive back scratches. Giving is as satisfying to him as receiving them. Mark tells him all the time that he is the best back scratcher in the whole world.

Totally off the subject... I'm making a risotto tonight and it calls for white wine. I use wine often enough in certain recipes- like french onion soup, but am always totally overwhelmed when it comes to the selection of said wine, as I never acquired the taste for wine. I'm sure there is one better than the other. Can you help me with a white wine selection?