Thursday, October 20, 2011

File Under: A Little Competition is a Good Thing?

Overheard in my household today:

Scene: The bedroom, where my husband is preparing to shower by doing his pre-shower mini-exercise routine. My daughter is "exercising" too.

Daughter: Exercise is good for you, right, Daddy?

Husband: Yes it is!

Daughter: It helps you live a long time!

Husband: Yes!

Daughter: You and I are going to live a lot longer than Mommy, right, Daddy?

Husband: ...

(For the record, I get up a half hour earlier than necessary so I can work out before I go to work. My daughter is well aware of this.)

16 comments:

  1. Totally cracking up.

    Hello, little Electra :-)

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  2. Hi new follower and reader! This was hilarious. I'm sure my son thinks the sun shines out of his father's bum too!!

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  3. My kid is always bragging about how she is less of a picky eater than I am since she will eat everything daddy eats. It's true, too, but she doesn't have to be so smug about it!

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  4. Ha Ha Ha....guess I can figure out which parent she prefers.....ha ha ha!

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  5. Oh, dear... Isn't she something? :-))

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  6. Well, well... I suppose if she's using that competitiveness to try to be healthier, right?....

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  7. In my experience it must be a law that Daddy gets credit for everything and Mommy gets, well, to eat bonbons.

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  8. Yikes. I'll be dead tomorrow.

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  9. I'm just DY-ING right now. Wait, that was really the wrong choice of words.

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  10. Guess we all know who is NOT getting dessert.

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  11. Very funny! I've always been amazed at how kids come up with these things...without even batting an eye! They are the best comedians =D

    P.S. From this exchange, I'd say you're doing pretty well on that wish for your daughter to have as happy and carefree a life possible. Seems like she definitely knows how to see the lighter side of life!

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  12. Ah, the things that come out of our children's mouths...

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  13. You know you missed posting in November, right? You owe us two posts in December! Honestly, I can hardly wait! I do hope there are two posts coming up this month, and you're not cheating your way out of it... It would totally blow. Just saying.

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  14. This made me laugh out loud. Oh, how much a well-placed silence can say...

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  15. Clearly this falls under the umbrella of "kids say the darndest things." Just smile and nod :)

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