Happy Tuesday readers. Do you know what I LOVE about being a dad? Well yes, most of it so far has been pretty terrific, but what I am actually referring to *this* time are those little moments, or things your kid does which take you by complete surprise and make you laugh out loud.
I had one of those moments last night.
Mrs. LIAYF, Lukas, and I were heading upstairs to start his bedtime routine when he decided that he wasn't quite ready to give up playing the game of 'Hide and Seek' we had earlier been engaged in. So, laughing, he ran into his bedroom and hid himself from yours truly.
Right under his covers.
As I walked in and saw the squirming pile of covers, I called out "Where's Lukas? I can't believe he just disappeared! " At that point there was an audible giggle from underneath the pile. "What was that?" I said in a raised voice. "Is something under here?".
Then, I slowly raised the comforter from his bed to reveal a smiling little boy. But, before I could say anything like "Found you!" his arm extended towards me and gave a slight wave, before speaking to me in a serious tone through his grin.
He said "This is not the Droid you are looking for."
After letting out a quick laugh, I composed myself for my response. "No, this is not the Droid I am looking for" I said with a blank stare, before dropping the covers back over him, turning, and walking out of the room.
I thought that was quite an ingeneous trick, since we hadn't read his Star Wars book in quite some time. And I was still ginning about it when I sat down to write this post.
Spontaneous, funny moments like this one with Lukas happen often around here, and are just another reason I LOVE being a dad.