As a parent, you always want your children to have more than you did and to be better than you. As far as being better than me, my girls don't have to do much to best me.
It took six months in Kindergarten for my second youngest to do something I never did as a student. She made sure I knew about it as soon as I got home from work Friday afternoon.
"Were you ever the Student of the Month when you were in school?"
"No, I don't think I ever was Shelby."
"Ha Ha. I was just name Student of the Month, Daddy! What do you think about that?"
"That's awesome, baby!"
After saying that, I scooped her up and gave her the biggest hug. While she was in my arms, she whispered something in my ear that I will never forget.
"Don't be mad at me, Dad. But, I am already better than you. And, I am six!"
Little turd. But, I couldn't argue with her.
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