Mini-Peb's = "Dad do you actually believe that, or do you just say it?"
Bammer = "You're kidding.... right?"
The previous discussion was the result of my "remember hun, the glass is half full at all times" speech, at what I thought was a critical juncture in my baby girls life. Big decisions were being made and I for one, wanted her to see the bright side of having to make them.
"Such a Dad-ism!" she said, as she shook her head and started to walk away.
I had to look it up.
In my life, despite it being a pretty rough go with my Father for several long and arduous years, I have always retained one of the more common thoughts he ever tried to instill into my little pea brain.
"It doesn't matter if you are as strong as a bull, if you keep being as smart as a tractor."
I told mini-Peb's that one and of course, I got the totally expected reaction. Once she and Peb's stopped laughing, I realized that they were not laughing with me at all! They were laughing at me.
Peb's = "I can just picture your poor Dad trying to make you think first, instead of just leaping off the edge."
Mini-Peb's = "Yeah. Can't you just see Dad and Grandpa trying to figure out what the hell just happened, as Dad explains that it was 'for the win!'"
This brought about much hilarity at my expense but hey, as long as my girls are both happy right?
After a very lengthy discussion about my old "half-full-glass" approach to life, my baby looked at me and said, "Dad, you're not that far from Grandpa after all you know." and I have to admit, I think she's got a point.
As parents we can only hope to instill at least one meaningful little tidbit into our child's brain. Hopefully its something helpful, to carry with them through their life. Sometimes I guess, these are called Dad-ism's.
I asked Peb's if Fred had one off the top of her head and before she finished the first word, I already knew what it was.
"You can't pull your socks up, if you don't have them on."
There is a real value in the message of both of our Dad-ism's I think and hopefully, mini-Peb's gets what I'm trying to get across to her.
So how about you dear reader, do you have a Dad-ism you'd like to share?
My sincerest thanks for dropping by....