Oh dear, what have I done to my child?

A man stands alone in a bathroom in his house, leaning against the counter.  In his hand is a toothbrush.  A child’s toothbrush, toothpaste already applied and moistened with a splash of water.

He waits.  Patiently?  Somewhat, I suppose.

A four-year old girl with striking resemblance to the man runs by the bathroom door.  A moment later she runs past in the other direction and darts into her room.

He waits.  Patiently?  Perhaps, but less so than before.

The girl appears again and this time runs into the bathroom.  The man steps forward in anticipation, but rather than stop she continues on to the tissue box.  She announces her need for a tissue, takes a tissue from the box and runs out of the bathroom.  The man returns to his leaning position.

He waits.  Patiently?  Not so much anymore.

The man takes in a breath and prepares to call to the girl but holds back as the girl re-enters the bathroom.  Once again, though, she does not stop at the man, but rather turns to the towel rack and wipes something from her hands.

“I love standing here waiting for you” the man says.

“No you don’t, daddy” the daughter replies.

The man sighs with the realization that his four-year old daughter has just learned sarcasm.

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One Response to Oh dear, what have I done to my child?

  1. roncap says:

    “The man sighs with the realization that his four-year old daughter has just learned sarcasm.”

    Sarcasm is best learned early…Nice post..

    roncap.wordpress.com

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