Up and down and all around

A day with a 3-year-old will always have a wild fluctuation between good and not-so-good moments, but some days have neat little variations. When I was picking the little dude up from preschool, the head teacher/owner of the school once again complimented my boy on his clear diction and good singing voice. I know there is a possibility of this being standard sunshine being blown up a parent’s behind, but I haven’t noticed a lot of other parents getting the same kind of feedback about their child, so I’m going to put that in the ‘win; column. This is the same teacher who previously said, with a tone of amazement in her voice, “he is so smart”. Genius! I also heard him singing from outside the room, and it was a thrill to be able to pick my child’s voice out from the communal singing.

But like any genius or superhero, the little dude still has his challenges. Later on in the afternoon I was told “Daddy I peed a little in my spiderman costume.” This happened 3 minutes after I asked if he had to pee. Another reminder of his three-year-old nature was the drive to pick up mom, where he asked me if she was in every building, car, park and miscellaneous structure on the way there. Luckily I caught on that it was going to be a barrage of endless questions, so I took a pre-emptive deep breath and gathered up some good humour to answer ‘nope!’ each time he asked.

Published by Chris

I'm an author, freelance writer, dad, and civic busybody living in London, Ontario

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