Swee’Pea is wrong.
It is my job, as her knowledgeable father, to point out the occasional missteps that my daughter makes in hopes that she will be grateful for each and every opportunity to learn from her father.
“Swee’Pea, that’s not right.” I say.
“Yes it is.” She replies with a level of confidence that only a four-year-old can possess.
“No, Sweetie, it isn’t. ‘Cheating’ means ‘breaking the rules on purpose.’”
“No it doesn’t.” replies Swee’Pea while looking me in the eye, daring me to contradict her again.
“Sweetie, it does too. I’m sorry but you’re wrong on this one. I’m just trying to help you understand.” I say this in my best, “I’m being the patient and loving father” voice and I’m sure my words will have the desired impact. I study her face and wait for the wave of recognition that I am, indeed, correct to wash over her face and to admit my superior knowledge. It’s coming. I can see it beginning to take place. Her face is transforming into a…
*Sigh* *Eyeroll* “What…ever, Daddy.”
Okay, maybe that wasn’t the reaction I was expecting.
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