Emily, my middle daughter and 9 1/2, said this to me tonight:

Dad, you make everything cool.

I’m going to hold on to that one for a while. I suspect that sentiment is only good for another year or two.

5 thoughts on “Overheard

  1. You must be doing somethng right, brother. I expect I have another 5 years for m’boy and 22 years for m’girl before they are no longer disillusioned. (I plan on being the coolest guy in her life until she’s married) 😉
    But I’ll take what I can get!
    Seriously, though. If we clinged to that phrase and applied it to our heavenly Dad, I think it would help change our perspectives on the good times, and the hard times!

  2. Almost like clockwork, Emily asked today to see some of the posts about her. We came to this one, nearly exactly 2 years later.
    I asked if I still made everything cool. “Well, not everything, but most things.”
    And so it starts …

  3. My “cool” factor is about as steady as the stock market. Right now I’m pretty cool because I was able to re-install NetNanny so she could cruise the Net again. Tomorrow I will not be cool because I will not let her stay at the house on an early release school day afternoon. I am so dadgum cruel to her sometimes.

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