Neither of us are 100% sure we love all the new Clairo songs, but it was still a super fun father-daughter evening. 😊
With Claire off at a camp, I had Molly to myself tonight. We stopped by Wataburger at her special request and took it for a picnic on the way home.
At the Whataburger, Molly launched two riddles at me.
The first was “Are there more wheels or doors?” I asked, “Do you mean, like, in the whole world?”. “Yep!” she said.
Looking out at the parking lot and street, I initially said, “It’s got to be wheels.” But Molly pointed out that while every car has four wheels, it has four doors too. And the office building across the streets easily had hundreds of doors. And cabinets. Also, something about legos. 🤷🏻♂️
I was convinced. Doors it is!
At the park, Molly asked if water is wet.
Again, my initial instinct was wrong. 😆. “Of course it’s wet. It’s water.” After some discussion and demonstrations on the picnic table and sidewalk, we decided that water is not wet because “wet” describes a liquid sticking to a solid. Since water is already a liquid, it cannot be wet.
We googled it and found that “Liquid water is not itself wet, but can make other solid materials wet.” 🤯
Finally, I attempted to “get” Molly with the Dichotomy Paradox, which basically says that in theory, you can never walk from one point to another because no matter how far you go, you always still have halfway to go. 🤷🏻♂️ Real-world experiments showed that this is obviously false in the real world but true in math. Hmm. 🤔
Anyways, it was fun goofing around talking philosophical 💩 with Molly on this beautiful spring evening.
Claire got her first babysitting gig!
I don’t have pics (obviously) and won’t say a whole lot other than she had to deal with a “challenging” boy and handled it with aplomb. 😊
Molly is super into the card game Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza! Here she is in action.
We even taped an official “pad” for maximum accuracy and optimal gameplay. 😆
We made it to Houston this year to visit my parents at their retirement home. The whole trip was a bit of a scramble to get out the door, get to Houston just in time for a Harry Potter spinoff play, and finish everyone’s presents in the hotel.
But getting everyone together for a couple of great outdoor picnics (due to Covid) made it all worthwhile.
Molly and I like to get out for some soccer on the weekends. She’s not playing on a team, but she’s pretty good and getting better. She has a powerful kick!
The main game is “freekicks” with me as goalie. 🤷🏻♂️
Molly got me in a mood to goof around on the guitar and make up a song roughly based on Zep’s classic. This kind of goofing around is one of my favorite parts of being a dad. ☺️