My daughter Julia came to live with me a year ago for school. It isn't easy for me to raise someone who is practically my 8-year-old clone, but that is exactly what I find I am doing with Julia. Through our judo and soccer practices, reading, writing and arithmetic, Girl Scouts, and Japanese language classes, we occasionally have a conversation that connects us both in a sometimes deep and usually humorous way. Hopefully, you will be as entertained as we are.
Julia and Daddy have been enjoying a rare opportunity to do something other than school and weeknight activities. It is Presidents’ Day, and Daddy has agreed to buy Julia nachos at the local convenience store. They are nearly home.
Julia: Daddy, will you help me carry my chips when we get out of the car?
Julia: Without eating a chip?
Daddy: Isn’t there a fee for helping?
Julia: You already ate one in the store. That’s enough.