Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bested by a Kindergartner

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.

"Hey, Dad?"

"Yea, baby?"

"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.


  1. ooh! lol! well, she told you like it is huh?

    good work girlfriend!

  2. oh - watch out for that girl! I like her already

  3. When you're right, you're right!

    That is too cute.

  4. I love how she said not to be mad at her. Kids are so cute.

  5. I love that she wants to beat you!!!

  6. Don't you just love it when they remind you exactly why the 'wanna have a kid' idea was so great? :):):)

  7. This is hilarious! She sounds feisty--I love it. :)

  8. Well, she has a good example :)

  9. She really IS a clever little girl!!

  10. How cute...I could see my 5 year old daughter saying the same thing.:0)

  11. This has me all teary... I guess I'm just so sappy. Love it. And you are such an awesome Dad.