Monday, October 30, 2006

"Get It Right, Dad!"

We were in a rush --- late for supper with the grandparents. Baby Girl cried inconsolably, the boys ran around the house like maniacs, Ben tried to brush his teeth and change clothes, and I vainly attempted to rein in the chaos.

In the midst of it all, the phone rang.

The caller was one of my husband's long-time business clients, a chatty and personable woman. Ben cradled the phone to his ear while he fended off snuggle attacks from the boys. Our eldest son hung off his daddy's back like a crazed monkey.

"Yes, you caught us at a busy moment," I heard my husband say, "Mmm-hmm. We have a house full of kids these days."

He paused in the conversation. "No, actually, there are three of them," Ben explained, "Two little boys and a baby girl."

At this point, our three-year-old could not contain himself. A little boy? Certainly not! He felt compelled to interject, "Daddy!! One BIG boy, one little boy and one baby girl!"

You can be sure Daddy won't be making that mistake again any time soon!

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