Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Like father, like daughter

This is one of my daughter's favorite shirts.

Can you read what it says? If not, click on the picture and you'll see it says "Candy Shop." We gave this to her as part of a Valentine's Day present this year. When I saw it at Target, I simply couldn't resist it.

It made my heart go pitter-patter when she got it and immediately got the reference. It shouldn't have surprised me, especially after her comments on "candy galore" and "Hey Dad, her sugar is raw." Yep, I must be doing something right.

Whenever she wears it (which is frequently), I always have to walk up to her and start singing "Say which flavor you like and I'll have it for you..." which immediately elicits a frustrated "Daaaaaad!" response - a foretaste of what is to come, no doubt. But I think that she secretly likes it. I have to be careful about what I say about clothes she wears. Back when she was 3 or 4, I made an offhand comment about how a shirt she had made her look like a jailbird (black and white stripes) and her response was to never wear it again. Needless to say, it was not one of my more stellar parenting moments, but I think I more than made up for it here.

Naturally, none of her friends get the reference. She just tells me that everyone keeps trying to pick the candy off of her shirt.


xolondon said...

Great shirt, but yes, that sensitivity to offhand clothing comments will expand in the teen years! Which is not that far off!

Dan said...

Tell me about it. I'm fond of saying that every now and again I get a glimpse of the 16 year-old she'll be.