I saw my father last weekend.
He looks pretty good for someone who will be ninety-one years old in a month!
Something just reminded me of an awesome conversation we had when I was something like five years old. I had just been mouthing off and was calling my dad “stupid.”
Dad: “Wait a minute. Let me ask you something.”
Dad: “When a mommy cat and a daddy cat have babies, what kind of babies are they?”
Me: “Um? Kittens?”
Dad: “Baby cats, right?”
Dad: “So mommy cat and daddy cat make baby cats. When a mommy dog and a daddy dog have babies…”
Dad: “Baby dogs! And when a mommy chicken and a daddy chicken…”
Me: “Baby chickens!”
Dad: “Right! And when a stupid mommy and a stupid daddy have babies?”
Me: [long pause]
Dad: “See what I mean?”
Me: “I guess… you must not be my father then.”
September 7, 2014