Posted June 17, 2007on:
There was one time the boys overheard Jerry and me discussing about some mix-up in schedules while we were all inside the car. Our voices were somewhat a few decibels higher. I knew the elder ones were aware of what was going on and probably thought this was just one of those days… Nothing much to it.
They were mostly right. Though sometimes Jerry and I are quite excitable (ok, ok, just me…) when in a discussion, we simmer down after a while.
The following day, while Jerry and I were in the room preparing for work, 3yo Jake was lying down on our bed.
JAKE: No “away” Papa, ok?
(Jerry and I looked at each other. Was this about last night? I thought. Did Jerry prompt Jake to say that? Not likely…)
ME: (smiling at Jake) Of course I won’t “away” Papa. (Jerry and I looked at each other again, my eyebrow now headed north.)
JAKE: No “away” Papa, Ma ok? Papa is nice…
(We both smiled and I think Jerry gave me that “I told you so” expression. Hehehe.)
I know I shouldn’t underestimate the mind of a 3yo. Sometimes there’s wisdom to what he says. BUT…
I will have to disagree with you Jake. No, Papa is NOT nice. No, no, no, no. He’s not!
Let me re-phrase that. He is NOT JUST NICE! He is actually more than nice. He is the best Papa one could ever hope for. You guys are lucky to have such a doting and funny Pa. I couldn’t imagine raising you all by myself and doing a good job. You are what you are because of him. And I’ll bet you, he won’t disagree with me on this. 😀
Happy Fathers’ Day Jerry!
(Happy Fathers’ day Paparazzi! And happy fathers’ day to all the wonderful, caring dads in the whole wide universe!)
AND FOR MY VERY OWN PAPArazzi….
Here’s my reply to SunStar’s questionnaire on “Why do you consider your father as your personal hero” that got featured last June 15, 2007…
Original text: No other Papa would put up with all our impossible requests (well almost). He may be way over the hill at 65, but he feels he’s never too old to see the world with loved ones, to learn new things like surfing the internet and peeping into our blogs to see what his kids and grandkids are up to and to give precious bits of advice.
Having a bad day? Count on Papa who’s always ready to cheer us all up with his weird sense of humor. He is our Prozac personified.