My daughter Julia came to live with me two years ago for school. It isn't easy for me to raise someone who is practically my nine-year-old clone, but that is exactly what I find I am doing with Julia. Through our judo and soccer practices, reading, writing and arithmetic, Girl Scouts, and Japanese language classes, we occasionally have a conversation that connects us both in a sometimes deep and usually humorous way. Hopefully, you will be as entertained as we are.
What Does Mom Know?
Julia is delivered to Daddy Monday morning before school wearing a red sweater…
Daddy: Julia, do you know what is happening tonight?
Julia: Um… no.
Daddy: Well, Webster is playing Kirkwood at Kirkwood tonight for the football Division 2 championship. What are you wearing?
(Julia looks at her red sweater and makes a terrible face)
Daddy: Is there something you’d like to do?
Julia: I need to get dressed in orange and black! Is that O.K.?
Daddy: That’s my girl! Absolutely.