Mama Diaries

Friday, July 12, 2013

Daddy in Training

I took my kids to the playground today while we had another showing on the house.  Usually I'm the one standing around pushing my son on the swing.  Today, I felt like swinging.

I parked myself in the swing and started pumping.

"Wait, Mama," Bubba said.  "Let me push you!"

"You don't have to do that.  I know how to swing," I said.

"But I want to."

"Okay."  I let him push.

Five minutes later he was done.

"Do you think I'll be a good daddy someday?" he asked. "Because I'm a really good swing pusher!"

"Absolutely," I said.  "You'll be fantastic!" 

38 comments:

  1. This made me smile Sherry, perhaps you don't know I have a weakness for children's slides. much to the embarrasssment of my family.....must get out more and find some new ones.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I remember the picture of you on the slide. I think it's great you still do that. I'm going to be just like you, playing on the slides, when I grow up! ;)

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  2. A good daddy knows how to push the swing and when to stop.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Bubba will definitely be a good daddy!

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  3. haha 5 minutes then let the kids play by themselves, way to be

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  4. Aw. That's so cute! I didn't know little boys cared about being daddies. I know many older boys want anything but...

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  5. That's the first prerequisite!

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    1. Absolutely! Every daddy has to know how to push a swing. ;)

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  6. Awww! That is an important part, but more so that he was considerate enough to do it. :)

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  7. It's remarkable that he'd even ask such a question at that age. Something tells me he'll be a fantastic dad some day, because he sure knows how to be a fantastic kid.

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    1. I thought so, too. It isn't every day your kid wants to push you on a swing!

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  9. Cute and thoughtful... your boy is wise, beyond his years...
    Writer In Transit

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    1. He certainly does come up with some really thoughtful comments.

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  10. you might wanna keep him away from girls, he obviously has it all planned already :)

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  11. Now that was so very sweet!! Awww! :)

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  12. That is sooooooooooo unbelievably cute, Sherry!!!

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    1. My son comes up with some really cute things!

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  13. Ah, that makes me smile that he's already thinking about the qualities needed for a good dad. :)

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  14. Bubba's the best! He's ready for his first full-sized adult-child. =]

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  15. Ah...so sweet and adorable. Bubba is already thinking of the time when he will be a daddy!

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