So if you follow me on Twitter or like the Facebook page you already know this because I shared it right after it happened. But I'm going to draw it anyway because I have exactly "not enough" minutes to bust a proper post out. Consider this a placeholder and a way for me to say "hi" or something.
Crappy Boy and I were talking and he announced that Papa was no longer the Papa. That I was now the Papa.
I ask him why.
He explains it is because…
This snippet of our day reminds me of when he was younger. And he was looking at a dollar bill.
Now for my non-US readers: our dollar bills are really lame. Nothing like the beautiful fruity cocktail that is Austrailian money, for example. Ours is dull, it looks like faded trash. I have to spend it as fast as possible because it is so ordinary I don't want it in my purse or I might accidentally throw it away with receipts. When people say cash "burns a hole in their pocket" they mean this literally. It eats away at the fabric fibers because it is so, so ugly.
Anyway, on our $1 bill there is an old dude. George Washington.
And it is at George Washington that my son pointed to and exclaimed…
I reminded him of that story last night. And he laughed so hard he fell over.
So naturally, today in the car he pointed to a guy walking down the street and yelled "Mama!" at him. Good thing the windows were shut.
I have a feeling more man jokes are headed my way. Which is totally okay. Much better than spider guys.
Now. The real reason I wrote this post. (Don't worry, proper posts are coming soonish) The real reason is that I was laughing so hard from the comments about my "man" compliment that I want to hear more. What is the best "compliment" you've gotten from your kids lately?
PS – thank you to everyone for voting in the Parents contest! It was close, but no cigar. That's okay, I don't smoke cigars.