Kids are great! They do things you don’t ever expect and you get to watch them grow and form their own little personalities. It’s hard work, but it’s fun and totally worth it! I highly recommend it.
I have a good friend, Mitch who lives in Kentucky, and recently married. He was up visiting for about a week for a business conference close to where I live, so he was staying with us for the duration. My 3 year old (Sophia) notices everything. One day soon after Mitch had gone home, we were coming home after picking the kids up from day care. As we were pulling in the driveway the following conversation took place:
“Where’s Mitch?” Sophia asked, noticing his car was not parked in its usual spot in our driveway.
“He went home to Kentucky.” Karen (my wife) said.
“Is Kentucky a princess?” Sophia asked.
Karen and I looked at each other and started to laugh.
“No, Kentucky is where Mitch lives with his wife Leslie.” Karen said, trying to keep a straight face, as we were pulling into the garage.
I got out of the van and started taking Sophia out of her car seat, still chuckling, when she stated inquisitively:
“Mitch’s car is Red?!”
“Yes”, I said.
“It’s not orange?”
“Nope” I said as I picked her up. She was looking out of the garage where Mitch’s car used to be parked.
“Your favorite color is orange, Daddy?” she asked as she turn back to look at me.
“Yes” I said as I gave her a hug.