Archive for February, 2010

A thankless job…not anymore!

February 28, 2010

The other day I was drinking some coffee when my son Thomas came up to me out of the blue and said, “Dad, you have the hardest job.”  I didn’t get it at first and just looked at him for a second and he continued.

“Dad,” he said, “you have to fix us breakfast, pick out our clothes and get up dressed for school.  Then you have to fix us snacks and fold clothes and clean the kitchen.”  I looked at him and told him thank you, because i couldn’t believe he would notice those sorts of things at six years old.  My daughter then said something about me doing laundry “all the time”.

Well, I was flabergasted.  It was probably the best “thank you” I’d ever heard without anyone using the words “thank you”.  I can’t believe a four and six year old can notice the things you do doing the day, the routine, normal things you have to do during the day.  Made my day.