On Saturday I had three of my kids and we were escaping to Costco for a bit. I called my wife and asked her to look for an address for a store… I wanted to get her two end tables but didn’t want her to know about it. This was going to be my valentines present to her.
End tables aren’t the most romantic things, but we’ve been wanting real end tables for a while and I knew the kind to get (real wood, sturdy, new, etc.).
Anyway, I got off the phone and stated “we’re going to spend a few hundred dollars today guys!”
“To get mom’s valentines day present!”
My six year old then says “ah come on Dad, why don’t you just get her something lame?”
I was cracking up, wondering what the heck that meant. I asked “Like what?”
She said, “something lame, like flowers and candy.”
And then, after a short pause, she sincerely asks, “what does lame mean?”
ROFL — that was too funny :p Ah, the joy a six year old can bring.