We had just sat down for a nice evening dinner on New Year's Day when Lukas made the comment. I completely missed his point at first. You can't blame me though, because after all it was completely out of character for him.
We were having Mrs. LIAYF's delicious homemade Potato Leek soup, along with a loaf of pecan raisin bread. I had lovingly toasted and buttered the bread for him. But when I handed him a piece, he took me by surprise by making the following comment as he took his first bite.
"Thanks for burning the crust Daddy"
"But I thought you didn't like the crust burnt" I replied, genuinely puzzled.
" I don't" he quickly responded with a smile.
(By the way, in my defense the toast was merely a shade past golden brown. Not at all close to being burnt. Plus, as I mentioned, it was softened by the butter.)
"Why would you thank me for it then?" I asked. At this point I still thought I was being thanked.
And, then he gave me the kicker...
"Well, because that's the way you and Mommy say things a lot when you mean something else."
Mrs. LIAYF and I both let out a genuine laugh at that. Then she let him know "That's called sarcasm Lukas".
It was yet another reminder to us that your kids really do pick up on much more than you realize.
Yeah, thanks for pointing that out Buddy.