It’s fascinating to hear how my boys (4yrs & 7yrs) talk to each other and how they think and put things together sometimes. It’s hilarious their perception on life and what’s happening around them all the time.
The other morning I was getting dressed to attend a funeral with my wife. I threw on some dress clothes, pull over vest sweater, all of which I don’t normally wear. I’m a jeans / shorts guy. I never dress up unless it’s a necessity or requirement. So, when I do dress up I guess it’s kind of noticeable and those that know me make a big deal BUT I didn’t realize how rare it was for me to get dressed up until my boys put in their two cents..
As i’m combing my hair I feel like I’m being watched so I turn and realize my youngest (4yrs) Tyler is standing in the doorway staring at me. I turn and ask him what was wrong and he smiles and runs off. I didn’t think anything of it. As he is running away he yells..
KYLE!! COME LOOK AT DAD! COME ON, COME LOOK AT HIM!
Next thing I know both of my boys are standing in the door to the bathroom staring at me. Both have huge smiles on their face. I again ask them…
What’s up guys? What’s wrong?
Again, they smile, laugh and run off.
Curious, I follow them to their bedroom and about the time I get to their door I hear Kyle say…
Tyler, dad’s not wearing husband clothes, dad was a husband since you were born! He’s been a husband that long…
NO! Dad is wearing husband clothes Kyle! He looks like a husband…
Kyle again says..
NO! TYLER, dad isn’t now a husband, he’s been a husband since you were born!
Before the conversation went any further I decided to walk in and join the conversation..
Boys, I’ve been a husband long before Kyle was even born.
As I’m walking out I hear Tyler yell at Kyle..
I TOLD YOU KYLE, he’s wearing husband clothes!
What’s funny is that Kyle said that I became a husband when Tyler was born. So then what was I when Kyle was born? I guess maybe I need to wear husband clothes more often but again, what does that make me when I’m not wearing husband clothes?
Sometimes I wish I could see life through a 7 year olds eyes again.