It’s becoming inevitable. My daughter was riding her bike the other day and her tire got stuck in a rut in the street. She tried to wedge it out herself and quickly got frustrated. She easily gets frustrated since she is a perfectionist (like her mother). The following quick exchange took place:
me – “Just get off your bike and move the tire.”
daughter – “I can’t!!!!!”
me – “Honey, you can do it. Just move the tire forward.”
daughter – “I caaannnnnn’t. I CAN’T! I CAAAANNNNNN’T DO IIIIIITTTT!!!!!” (bursting into tears while slamming her hands down on the handlebars)
me – “Can’t never could do anything.”
What? WTF?! That just came out of my mouth? Are you serious? Can’t never could do anything? I don’t believe it. I know that I swore to myself as a kid that I would never say that to my child when I grew up.
It’s official. I have offically reached my peak as a father, and am now crashing downward into an oblivion! Awesome.