Sunday, June 20, 2010
Somewhere over the course of those 4 hours my dad called Squidette "Puss." Now Puss is an endearment that my father has used on both of my sisters and myself over the years and I found it charming that he now uses it on his granddaughter.
Just a short while ago I found myself using another fatherly endearment on the same child. "Child mine," I said, "put this away (handing her some laundry)."
Which started me thinking ... the expression "child mine" is one I have heard probably thousands of times over the years as my father used in on anyone of his five children. It seems only fitting that I make a public acknowledgment of the origin of this phrase on Father's Day.
Somethings just get better as they get passed though the generations.
So from my family to yours, and to my Daddy ... Happy Father's Day.
And as for that child of mine ... she turns 15 in just a few hours. Watch out world!