Friday, July 11, 2014

Do you know the story of Pinocchio?

ELLIE: Tell us a story, Mommy.
MOMMY: Do you know the story of Pinocchio?
MOMMY: Well once upon a time there lived a man named... Umm.... There lived a man named Gelato.
DADDY: Uh... Mommy, do **YOU** know the story of Pinocchio? Did you mean Geppetto?

Silly Daddy. I knew better than him and stuck to the story about Gelato and his wooden spoon who wanted to be a REAL spoon one day. In order to be a REAL spoon the little wooden spoon knew that he would have to brave the dishwasher, as everyone knows that wooden spoons do not last in the dishwasher.

As I'm sure you're familiar with the story yourself, you know that it ends with the brave little wooden spoon turning into a REAL silver spoon and Gelato was able to eat his ice cream after all. Though he did get a brain freeze.

Sometimes as a parent, you have to save face and carry on with grace and composure, as if you know exactly what you're talking about. Thank you very much.

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