There is Time

Me: “If we budget for it, could we do Europe next summer?”

Wonderful Wife: “I’d love to do Europe!”

Danger Monkey, age 9: “No, we can’t go to Europe.”

Me: “Why is that?”

DM: “I haven’t learned Old Norse yet.”

(pause)

Me: “I love you, little viking dude.”

Very Moving

Me: “OK, for Guys Night, we can go to that movie… But I’ve heard there are some super sad parts.”

Danger Monkey, age 8: “But are there also awesome victories?”

Me: “Son, you make your giant Viking dad very proud.”

DM: “Yeah, I know.”