4.01.2009

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Last night, while babysitting a friend's two kids at our house, the 3-year-old spotted a Nalgene bottle on our counter.
"We have a water bottle like that at our house!" she said.
"Do you?" I replied, "We have two. A red one and a purple one." I grabbed both to show her.
"Oh! Is the purple one for you, and the red one for... [realizes she doesn't know Josh's name]... your daddy?"
"Um... [Not sure what the right answer is here, had to decide whether to explain the difference between 'husband' and 'daddy']... Yes!"

To a three year old in a loving, two-parent home, "Daddy" = "Male head-of-household," regardless of the presence of children. It made me smile.

5 comments:

Beth @ The Natural Mommy said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww. :-) She must be a cute one... ;-)

Matt said...

Kids have a funny concept of family relationships. My kids have a pretty good idea of how old I am, but in their minds, anyone who doesn't have kids yet must be around 10 years old, and anyone who has kids older than them is probably closer to 100.

Lisa said...

OH my! That is absolutely adorable!

Anonymous said...

There is an easy explanation between a husband and daddy.
A husband does what his wife asks and a daddy does what his daughters ask!
signed,
A happy Husband and Daddy

The Farmer Files said...

LOL your husband probably had a good laugh when you got home.

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