Crappy Papa took the boys to our old neighborhood. He wanted to show them the avocado tree that we planted. We made guacamole, suspended the pit in a glass of water with toothpicks until it sprouted and then planted the tiny seedling.
That was seven years ago and now the tree is pretty big.
Crappy Boy says “cool” which means he is sincerely impressed. He has his own flower garden in our backyard and he is fascinated by how things grow.
Crappy Baby is really impressed though. He is excited and thrilled! But not with the tree. He is impressed with Crappy Papa and gazes up at him adoringly:
Crappy Papa realizes that this is what Crappy Baby must be thinking:
But rather than explain that he only planted a tiny seedling, he recognizes that right now, at this very moment, he is the most amazing, most impressive and strongest person in the whole world in the eyes of his son.
So he simply says:
Because right then? It was true.