We were in the pool and, out-of-the-blue
Her – “Papa said you have a man’s body but inside you’re really a kid.”
Me – “He said that?”
Her – “Yeah.”
Me – “Well, that’s nice to hear. Part of me is a kid.”
Her – “You’re playful.”
That warmed my heart to hear from her perspective as I’ve wanted to be a more playful parent. I think I’ve been too serious.
Anyway, through the window I could see my Dad
Me – “My Dad was fun to grow up with. He spent time with me. He laughed when I did long burps and let me be silly and enjoyed it. I felt free around him. Then sometimes he would get really firm but not too much.”
Her – “Like you get mad.”
Me “Yeah but not too much. I try.”
It’s nice to see that my attempts to be loving and more playful in moments throughout the day are felt and seen. That makes me want to do it even more.