Fortunate One

Words of Wisdom last night from a ten year old after cracking open her fortune cookie: “Dad, what does this mean?” Her fortune read: There is no rose without a thorn.

I told her: “You take the good with the bad.” She said, “Huh?”

I then said, “Every cloud has a silver lining.” She said, “What?”

I said, “Go ask your mother.” I didn’t hear how her mom explained it, but her immediate recognition response was: “Ohhhhh! It’s like ‘Life isn’t all cupcakes and rainbows!’ ”  

(Followed by a Daddy  :::eyeroll:::)

Self Help

Words of Wisdom from a nine year old last weekend in the car as my wife and I discussed our home improvement work schedule for the remainder of the weekend (over the past month we’ve repainted new color schemes in two rooms and sanded/refinished the hardwood floor and are adding new baseboard and ceiling trim to one of those rooms): “How to Get Things Done by Daddy: Step One – Make your wife do it all; Step Two – Turn on the TV and take a nap.”