As Sammi and I were walking out the door the other morning, I noticed that she was only wearing a hooded sweatshirt to keep her warm instead of her winter coat.
Me (stopping her at the door): "Whoa there munchkin - where's your coat?"
Sammi: "I just wanna wear my hoodie to school today."
Me: "Sorry, but it's too cold outside. Go get your coat."
Sammi: "But you're just wearing a jacket. Why don't you wear your coat?"
Me: "I'm just jumping in my warm car - you've got to wait outside for the school bus. Besides, I hate the way that puffy coat looks on me - I think it makes me look fat."
Sammi: "I'll wear my coat if you put yours on and let me see how it looks."
Me: "I don't think so..."
Sammi (interrupting): "Daddy, did you forget? I am the 'Queen of Fashion'. Just try it on for me - please."
Since we had a few minutes to spare, I figured that I'd humor her. I put on my winter coat and modeled it for my daughter.
Me: "See? It's too puffy. Don't you think it makes me look fat?"
Sammi looked at me for a second and then smiled and said: "Don't be silly Daddy. That coat doesn't make you look fat at all."
Me (taking a second look at myself in the mirror): "You really think so?"
Sammi (laughing): "Yeah! It's not the coat that makes you look fat - it's your huge tummy!"
With that, she slapped my stomach and ran outside to catch the bus...
"Does this make me look fat???"