June 11, 2010

ZZ Toplink

One of the added benefits of not having to report into an office on a daily basis is that I am able to forego shaving for days at a time.

Lil Sippy Cup, however, has specific expectations for my personal appearance.

Me: "Lil dude!  Good morning!  How are you?"

Lil Sippy Cup (rubbing his eyes): "What's that?"

Me: "Hmm?"

Lil Sippy Cup (pointing at my face): "That.  What is that?"

Me: "Uhm, my face?"

Lil Sippy Cup: "No.  The thing on your face."

Me: "My beard?"

Lil Sippy Cup: "Yeah."

We stare at each other in silence for a few minutes.

Lil Sippy Cup: "I don't like it."

Me: "Yeah, I figured."

We stare at each other in silence for another minute or two.

Lil Sippy Cup: "Daddy, I don't like it."

Me: "Yeah, I'm gonna go shave."

As a parent, you learn to pick and choose your battles. 

Debating the awesomeness of my beard just wasn't a priority this morning.

Besides, it was getting kind of itchy.

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