It was Father’s Day & Jake & Ellie had very kindly ‘given’ me – in that lovely way that young children with a Mummy give things to their Dads – a lovely signed card & a Terry’s chocolate orange. (“It’s not Terry’s, it’s…” – Oh shut up!)
They were delighted to share a piece or 2 with me, of course.
They wanted to know what I had I done to deserve such a lavish gift.
“It’s for being a really good Dad”, kindly explained the Mummy.
Good Dad or no, I still haven’t got it into by head that Jake & Ellie are now tall enough to see pretty much everything on the kitchen counter. For that is where I had carefully hidden the remains of the Wondrous Gift.
Jake spotted it a bit later.
To my amazement he didn’t even ask, let alone demand, some more of it.
Instead he just seemed to think out loud, saying:
“I wonder how good I have to be to get one of those”
He, & and Ellie, can be funny, fun & boisterous.
But I also love it when they show a more serious & thoughtful side.
A good Dad? Maybe. A chocolatey Dad? At least once a year!
A proud Dad? During magic moments like that, definitely!
And he got some more chocolate…
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