Counting down the days until Beth’s thirteenth birthday with a few reposts from the archives.
Originally posted: Jan 20, 2006, Beth’s age: 8
Beth and I were leaving Tae Kwon Do and I heard the sound of sudden submersion behind me. I looked back and saw Beth up to her shins in water.
(Defensively) “Dad, I stepped in a puddle by accident!”
(Angrily) “Beth, that’s the only puddle in the parking lot and you had to walk about ten feet out of your way to get to it. The only thing accidental about it is you didn’t mean to get soaked half way up to your knees – because you didn’t expect it to be so deep.”
(Sheepishly) “How did you know dad?”
(Honestly) “Been there, done that, Beth.”