Me (after we got home): "Did you have a good Valentine's Day?"
Sammi: "Oh yes! You helped me make the coolest Valentine box for my class party and then I got a ton of cards and candy at the party. I also gave all my friends their Valentine's cards, I got to go out to eat with you and I got candy from both Grandma and you! Best Valentine’s Day ever!"
Me: "Would you like to call Mommy and wish her Happy Valentine's day?"
Me: "Are you sure?"
Sammi: "Yep, I’m sure. You know what?”
Sammi: “You're kinda like both a Mom and a Dad all rolled up into one person - like a big parent burrito.”
Me: “A big parent burrito huh? Cool.”
Sammi (hugging me): “Thanks for taking such good care of me Daddy!"
Me: "You're welcome sweetie! Does this mean that I'm your Valentine this year?"
Sammi: "No way!"
Me (pretending to be offended): "So just who is your Valentine then?"
Sammi: "Yep. He's my Poochie Jake."
Sammi's brother Connor (who had been listening): "He's also your cousin stupid..."
Sammi: "He's my favorite cousin and I love him!"
Connor started to say something else, but I silenced him with my best "Dad look".
Me: "I thought Jake’s little sister was your favorite cousin."
Sammi: "Not anymore. She threw a rock at me once. I love my Poochie Jake and he's my Valentine."
<Sigh> My little girl has her first crush and actually felt comfortable enough to share it with me. Maybe I am a 'parent burrito'.…
|Sammi and the cool box we made to hold her Valentine cards.|