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Jennifer is out of town so I had to take the girls with me to a doctors visit.

Doctor: “Are you allergic to anything?”

Me: “No.”

Kathleen: “Yep, just mom.”

Doctor: “Well all husbands are allergic to their wives.”

Me: “Oh. No. She doesn’t mean I am allergic to my wife. She means my wife is allergic to some things.”

Doctor looks at me. Pauses. “Sure.”


Kathleen: Dad, we miss mom, so we are going to make her presents.

Me: That sounds nice.

Lucy: Mine is going to be special.

Kathleen: Mine is going to be even more special! … Dad, what does mommy like?

Me: When her children avoid competing with each other and get along.

Kathleen: I know! She likes giraffes.

Me: Yup. That too.

Reginald Jeeves

Lucy has been sick today. Still has a 102 degree fever. But she is trying to get back to eating. So, when she asked me for some fruit snacks, I brought them to her on the couch.

Lucy: Yea!!!!!

Me: What?

Lucy: Being sick is fun.

Me: Well not when your tummy is upset!

Lucy: No, but it’s like mommy and daddy are your servants.

I’m still unclear on how she is distinguishing this from any other period in her life.

Lucy Sick