I win… I WIN!!! You know why? Because I’m the dad. I know this kid outsmarts me 99% of the time, but when it counts… I WIN. You see I’m the adult, the dad… I WIN. I know you’ll never remember this day. I know by the time you’ll read this, you will probably be one of her brightest, hardest working kids in your entire school. But I want you to know, at least on this night, I was smarter than you.
Tonight (honestly most nights), you decided you weren’t going to eat. Not lunch and not dinner. Chicken nuggets, string cheese, macaroni and cheese, apple sauce… nothing! Until… dad, your own dad, completely flipped the script on you. Hence the title of this blog, “I Win.”
Here’s now the game included: line up five chicken nuggets in front of you and five in front of me… and we have a race to see who can eat the most. Every time you thought I was eating one I just put it back in front of you. You literally fell for it every time.
You know what, you might be able to get me to read you a bunch of extra books every night before bed, or let you have ice cream before dinner, but tonight… and maybe only for one night… I WIN!!!