Thursday, March 13, 2008

on being a good daddy

In the last few days, Sarah has developed something of a fear of "monsters." She didn't want to go into the dark kitchen, for example, because of the monsters that would be there. Now some parents might matter-of-factly inform their children that "there is no such thing as monsters." But for a three-year-old with an active imagination and an inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality, that isn't necessarily comforting. Sarah's daddy took a much wiser approach. :) He informed Sarah that there was a monster shield protecting the whole house so that none could get in, and that he had also erected individual monster shields in each and every room. Those shields would certainly keep any bad ole monsters away! Sarah's whole face lit up with relief, and she happily headed into that dark kitchen, convinced that her daddy was keeping her safe and sound. Is he a good daddy or what? :)

1 comment:

Tara said...

That is such a sweet story! Good job Nelson! :-)