So, today, I'm working from home. My wife volunteered at girl 1's school this morning, which left me with girl 2. Having much to do for work, I hunkered down in front of my monitor after I set up girl 2 with as much "Clifford the Big Red Dog" as she could handle. Apparently, it wasn't interesting enough. A few minutes later, she came bounding over to my (off-limits) area. "Daddy, I want see pictures!"
"Do you, now. And what do you want to see pictures of?"
I took a few seconds to soak this in and stifle a percolating laughter. After I got myself under control, I said, "Honey, can you say, 'narcissist'?"
"Okay, watch daddy. 'nar'..."
She said that one pretty well. So then we tried saying it altogether.
I couldn't keep it in any longer. The laughter bubbled over, and girl two just giggled and giggled.
"Sweetie, daddy loves you."
"Yes, sweetie. Still want to see some of your pictures?"
That lasted all of 4 seconds before she decided to go check out Clifford again.
What a doll.