A Heart for Daddy

The setting:

3yo and I are at her swim class. I am sitting on a bench with all the other parents, three rows away from the pool. It is crowded and I am peeking at my 3yo between a mess of other Mommies and Daddies.

I spot her looking around for me. Then she sees me. Her face lights up with a precious smile. Then she curls her fingers, holds them up, and makes a heart sign for me.

Awww…

Princesses Don’t Have Owies

3yo
My owie is getting better.
Daddy
Yea.
3yo
Princesses don’t have owies.
Daddy
They don’t? They can get owies too.
3yo
What?
Daddy
Everybody can get owies.
3yo
Us?
Daddy
Uh huh.
3yo
Not these princesses.
Daddy
They can too.
3yo
But no.
Daddy
Why not?
3yo
Because, they don’t.
Daddy
Why can’t they?
3yo
Because, I don’t know.