If we’ve spoken in person and asked me about my husband, you’ve heard my standard rap. I married the kindest man I’ve ever met. It’s simple and it’s true. I love that he’s handsome and smart, those are really great qualities, and especially useful when making babies, but the kindness is what makes our lives together so wonderful.
Last night at dinner my daughter, Jane, pulled out a table topic. It said, “Would you rather have 10 siblings or be an only child?”
Jane immediately opted for ten siblings. “More kids to play with”, she explained.
Alexander (who just turned eight) would remain an only child. We asked him why he didn’t want someone to play with, “I have a Dad, right?” he asked. “Yes,” we replied.
“Then that’s all I need.” He stood firm, no argument could dissuade him.
While he’s wrong, very wrong, he’s also absolutely correct.
Because sometimes a really great Dad is all a little boy needs.