Tomorrow night, I have a date with a princess:
The Woodson YMCA's Daddy/Daughter Dance is something Rosemary and I have gone to for 3 straight years. This event ranks right up there with Christmas for her. She gets to dress all princess-y and spend some quality time with dad (who manages to clean up okay when he has to).
At 6 ("AND A HALF!" she insists), Rosemary is a strong-willed, creative girl. On the way to school in the morning, we play a game of pretend. She plays the parts of Word Girl (from the show of the same name) and Reading Girl (Rosemary's creation). I create a villain or two and through narrative descriptions she and I write an action/adventure story on a near daily basis.
Weekends are filled with tales of brave princesses who have to rescue craven knights (who look a lot like her dad) from fierce dragons (who look a lot like her brother).
Raising my daughter is one of the most rewarding experiences life has given me. Roj seems to think I'm okay too. She doesn't even mind that I have no idea how to dance.
"Seriously daddy, you have NO rhythm."
"I know dear. Now let's headbutt eachother."
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Your TTPK Clue for yesterday is: "Ouch!"
One quick thing before I wrap this up. I want to thank everyone who has sent e-mails, Facebook messages and Tweets, saying how much they're enjoying hearing my nonsense earlier in the day. These transitional periods do take some getting used to and I'm glad that I can give you something tolerable to listen to until a permanent replacement is found.
As always, thanks for listening and...