Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Center of the Universe

My son is the center of the universe. Don't believe me? Just ask him.

We have been talking about names with Grasshopper a lot lately, especially last names. We recently explained to him that his last name is Smith* and that Mommy & Daddy's last names are also Smith.

He also recently picked up on my calling JR by his first name and now often shouts, "Daddy, JR, Daddy!" just to cover all of his bases when he needs something.

So this afternoon I asked Grasshopper, "What is Daddy's name?"

Grasshopper thought about this for a moment and said, "Grasshopper Smith's Daddy!"

At least he has no illusions about his place in the world.

* Not our real name

2 comments:

Heinous said...

I love when my son's friends yell, "Hey, Jacob's dad!" It's a moniker I wear proudly.

Manic Mommy said...

Everyone in our neighborhood is "Annabelle's Mommy", "Jack's Mommy", "Gremlin's Daddy", etc. It works well.

Face it; they are the center of our universe.