I recently had a lunch date with Sammi at her school. I sat with her class in the school cafeteria. As soon as I sat down, I was immediately surrounded by millions of 2nd graders all talking to me a mile a minute:
"I love all those pictures you draw on Sammi's lunch bags every day. Can you draw a picture of SpongeBob for me?"
"You look old. What are you - 100?"
"You look like a teacher, but you're really silly."
"Do you think you could beat up a tiger?"
"Put your veggie-straws in your nose so you'll look like you have tusks."
My responses to the kids (in order):
"Watch it kid!"
"I know you are, but what am I?"
"Of course. Duh."
"Okay, but I won't eat them afterwards."
Sammi stayed pretty quiet during lunch; she just sat there eating her lunch, watching my shenanigans - smiling.
When it came time for all the kids to clean up and get ready to go outside for recess, Sammi hugged me really tight and said, "Thank you Daddy!"
Me: "For what? Eating lunch and acting silly? I do that every day."
Sammi: "No. Thank you for being the most awesome daddy ever. If you were a kid, you'd be the coolest kid in school."
Me (putting both thumbs up): "I'm the coolest kid in school! I'm cool like Fonzie! Aaayyy!"
Sammi (rolling her eyes at me and smiling): "Don't ruin it old man."