Tuesday, June 29, 2010

conversations on a monday afternoon

the children like to play games on my laptop. and sometimes while they are playing, the husband (while at work) notices that, according to instant messenger, i am online- so he will i.m. me. only he doesn't know that it is not me and it is one of the children.

yesterday oldest daughter was engrossed in some sort of entertainment courtesy of nick jr and nick's games. and while playing she received an i.m. from the husband.

when i came back to my laptop last evening, i read this delightful exchange.


the husband:
hey

oldest daughter:
hi, it's (oldest daughter)

the husband:
hi (oldest daughter)
can you have mom call me?

oldest daughter:
sure thing dead man.
daaad?????????

the husband:
what?
dead man?

oldest daughter:
you said we could have choacolate.\

the husband:
you can.
when mom gives it to you

oldest daughter:
yes of course youare a dead man.
i just want to have fun.

the husband:
is this (oldest daughter) still?

oldest daughter:
yes

the husband:
lol
you are confusing me :)

oldest daughter:
lol
ypur fny
your funny that was mist spelled
k. bye dad i love you

the husband:
you are so cute
i love you
what amazing girls i have!!

oldest daughter:
i love you more
bye

the husband:
have mom call me
or chat with me

oldest daughter:
k i will
love you

the husband:
love you too

oldest daughter:
k
bye.


and that was it. apparently the children had been promised chocolate. so i dug into the husband's secret chocolate stash and handed out reese's treats to eager children.

and i re-read the sweet conversation between a dad and one of his girls. and i felt gratitude. gratitude for a man who expresses love so freely to his family. gratitude for a man whose children love to joke and tease with him. gratitude for a man who works so hard for his family and still finds time to check in throughout the day.

i love that man. and that daughter.


p.s. oldest daughter did give me the message to call the husband. but i got busy and forgot. i don't even know what he wanted still. i'll have to remember to ask him.

2 comments:

Mechelle said...

very sweet!

uniquelynat said...

cute exchange! good thing it was still on the computer so you could partake in their exchange....and share it with the rest of us. :)

miss ya!