Monday, June 05, 2006

Just like Daddy!

Being the mother of an only child...I hear alot of warnings about not letting the Kid become spoiled. The thing is, I don't know if it would ever be possible (whether we have one or a brood) for our kids NOT to be spoiled. Not with Hub around! The Kid is just like her Daddy! It doesn't matter what it is, a glass of juice, a coloring book, having you cut a picture out of a coloring book, she wants it done NOW! I know part of it is being an only child, that she's used to having our full attention and she's used to things getting done in a timely manner. But I have to tell ya, I think part of it is hereditary. When Hub gets his head around an idea, something that he wants (or desperately needs,) there is no stopping him. He'll come up with 20 different ways to get what he wants, as soon as he can get it. And I, loving wife that I am, have to sit through all of these ideas and plans...then lovingly tell him he's out of his mind. There was the Bronco (which we're now selling), there's always a motorcycle lurking around in the background, there are always golf clubs, radios, computers. There's always a valuable reason to get it right this minute. I can't say that I don't have many of those ideas myself, but more of mine are put to rest than his. I'm not complaining, I think it's hilarious! In fact, I usually try and find a way to get him what he wants. It used to be that he asked for so little that I'd go out of my way to get him what he asked for. Now it's become a little more frequent, but I still do what I can. This weekend we went and picked out a new golf club for Hub (this is the 3rd last golf club he'll have to get for 10 or 15 years). My conversation with the guy that was helping him pick out said club that defines it all.
SalesGuy: Is this a Father's Day present?
Me: No, this is a Daddy gets whatever he asks for present.
To which both Hub and the SalesGuy laughed appreciatively. I have since told Hub that he can never complain about our daughters demanding nature, as she seems to have inherited it directly from him. The two are identical in so many ways...part of me wishes this weren't one of them.

1 comment:

Heather said...

LOL :) love the picture, love the cute. Why are their "hobbies of the month" always so expensive!! :)