Conversation with My Girl at Bedtime Last Night

Daughter: Can I sleep with you tonight?

Me: No, sweets. It’s a school night. Go to bed.

Daughter: Please.  It’s a special occasion.

Me: What? What’s the occasion?

Daughter: Haven’t you been watching the news?  It’s Columbus Day.

Me: (pregnant pause)  Dude, Columbus Day isn’t a special occasion … plus it was eight days ago.

Daughter:Oh, okay.  Well, maybe NEXT year on Columbus Day?

Me: Yeah, sure. Maybe so.  Goodnight, girlfriend.

Daughter: Good night, Mommy.

Apparently, I need to get her a calendar.  And we should probably stop having such lavish celebrations on things like World Nutella Day, half birthdays and National Lizard Day.

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One response to “Conversation with My Girl at Bedtime Last Night

  1. I say that there are fewer and fewer reasons to celebrate the older you get, so grab every non-occasion by the horns. What greater lesson can we teach our kids than to be happy that we’ve made it to today? Why not?

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