Every so often a father hears his child say something that simply melts his heart. In moments like this, such praise is both so uplifting and endearing that words can scarcely describe the pleasure that he derives from them.
A not so excellent “case in point” occurred to me once as I arrived home from having been gone all day on various errands. I pulled into my driveway, grabbed my bag, and exited my van only to be greeted by my children who burst out of the doorway.
I was glad to see everyone and pleased to see that they were evidently glad to see me as well. “Hi, dad!” (or variations of it) came from each my sons. My three-year-old daughter ran to me with a huge smile on her face. “Daddy! Daddy!” she called out, and then she cried out something that I didn’t quite hear.
“What did you say, honey?” I asked as I scooped her up in my arms.
“I said, ‘You’re not stupid after all!’” she repeated as she flung her arms around my neck and squeezed.
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