My five-year old granddaughter, Sophia, called me tonight and said, “Grandpa, you’re the best person in our whole family.”
I sat up and raised my eyebrows a bit because Sophia doesn’t usually dish compliments easily. So I figured she either wanted something or she had a high fever and was a bit delirious. I cautiously thanked her, told her I loved her, and she asked if I wanted to speak to her Mom. I said okay.
When my daughter got on the phone I asked her where that came from. She said they were in the kitchen and Sophia just said it. When my daughter asked her why she felt that way she said, “because grandpa always gives me chocolate chip cookies.”
Its like I always say, if you’re going to show up, you have to show out.
Sometimes it’s fun being the man. Even if it only lasts five minutes and requires a chocolate chip cookie payoff.