My little nephew is truly a show stopper!
He has a way with saying the most precious and yet hilarious comments.
His father passed away a few years ago when he was an infant.
Sometimes I see glimpses of his father through him.
It is a unique experience to observe a young child whose dad is no longer with us, as he tries to make sense of that in his little mind.
One day this month we were granted the opportunity of having him in our home for the day. We spent the day laughing, playing games, reading books, wrestling, eating snacks and all those things you do. Then it was time for him to go home. I loaded him in the car and we began to drive. I said “Eli, are you happy?” He said “Yup!” I responded “Great, because you are such a good boy and you deserve to be so happy!”
Then there was a moment’s pause and out of the blue he stopped the show.
He said, “I like Mommies but Daddies are my favoritist.”
I smiled, chuckled, and wiped away a few tears.
What a statement!
What a lesson!
I have sense been more cognitive of the impact of daddies in peoples lives. Think of the goodness that is multiplied by good daddies. Who looks up to you as one of their daddies?
Who do you look up to?
If your daddy is your favoritist, maybe today you could share this with him!