Sunday, June 21, 2009
Happy Father's Day and Birthday, Brigham
Interview with Andrew re his father:
Q: What makes your daddy happy?
A: Drawinging a love card for him.
Q: What makes Daddy sad?
A: When you don't give him a love card
(editor's note: Andrew did not give his father a love card)
Q: What do you do to make Daddy laugh?
A: Tell jokes like "chicken with pink underwear."
(editor's note: does this mean we should stop laughing at this joke?)
Q: What is Daddy's job?
A: To earn money. (after some more prodding) He's an attorney.
Q: What do you and Daddy do together?
Q: How do you know Daddy loves you?
A: Because I just love him. Because he just loves me.
Interview with Will re his father:
Q: What is Daddy's name?
A: Um, Deebum. Deebum. Yeah.
(Editor's thoughts to self: is that better or worse than Brigham?)
Q: Is Daddy big or little?
Q: Is Daddy funny or mean?
Q: What do you like to do with Daddy?
Andrew has taken several opportunities lately to let me know how much his dad means to him. Here is a transcript from a recent coversation:
Me: I miss Daddy.
Me: Becaues I like it when he is here. Don't you miss him?
Andrew: (sadly) Yes, I do.
Puts hand on my shoulder consolingly: I just love him more than you, Mommy.
Then, to clarify: I just like Daddy better than you.
Andrew reported to me tonight on the drive home from my parents' house that he "follows Daddy everywhere." "If he goes upstairs, I go upstairs. If he goes downstairs, I go downstairs. I just want to be with him."
I hope that is a type and shadow of things to come.