Each Friday I highlight old favorites from my now-abandoned blog “From the Top of the Stairs.” I hope you enjoy the re-runs as much as I do!
Oh, Savannah is soooo going to kill me when she sees I reposted this! (Insert evil laugh here). This is one of my all-time favorite Savannah stories. Even better, she is still a daddy’s girl which makes my heart smile…
Me: So Daddy says that you don’t hardly even talk to him in the mornings… How come you don’t?
Savannah: Because he’s a GUY, and they just don’t like to say as many words (this stated with the tone of voice “Duh mom!”). Plus, he doesn’t do GIRL talk…
Me: O-Kay… He also says that you look at him weirdly… What’s that all about?
Savannah: (Real matter-of-factly, indeed, almost cheerfully): Oh, that’s because he’s got blood all over.
Savannah: You know, from where he gets cut shaving.
Needless to say, I giggled the rest of the way to work. Later in the day I told Tom that I had figured out his problems, and shared the story with him. Yesterday, he called me after he got to work to tell me that things had gone much better, and she talked to him more.
To help set the conversation up, however, you need to know a little information about our darling Tweener. Savannah has recently been traumatized by the fact that two of her cousins who are only 2 years older than she have started wearing training bras. The horror! All of a sudden, you can’t even say the word without her saying “that’s disgusting!” I keep explaining to her that she’d better get used to the idea, because baby, your time is coming soon!
Anyway, back to the original story. Here’s how their conversation went:
Tom: So what kind of GIRL talk should we talk about?!
Savannah (looking at him to see if she’d really heard correctly): Umm, I don’t know..
Tom: Should we talk about BRAS!
Savannah (giggling): DADDY!
I think the ice has been broken. 🙂
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