After a long day I was sitting on the couch watching television and Sammi came into the room and sat next to me.
Sammi: “Whatchu doing Daddy?”
Me: “Watching TV.”
Sammi: “Can we have a tea party with my stuffed animals?”
Me: “Not right now honey.”
Sammi: “Why not?”
Me: “Sweetie, Daddy had a long day and just wants to sit here and watch TV.”
Sammi (sighing): “When I grow up and move away, will you be able to come over and have tea parties with me?”
A few minutes later, the television was off and my beautiful daughter and I sat around a table with several stuffed animals, sipping tea with our pinkies out, speaking in our worst English accents and having the time of our lives.
Was I manipulated – yes. Do I care – absolutely not.