Most days Chip feels that Mr. Plain and I are adequate parents. More than adequate, in fact. He loves us quite a bit.
But there are a couple of areas he thinks we could improve on. For example, he loves our cat Bob, but he looks at the contents of his food bowl and concludes that we are feeding him “rocks.” I can tell him over and over that no, it is “cat food” but the closest I’ll get him to repeat is “cat food… rocks.” Sigh. Another stubborn child. What have I done to deserve this?
Another area concerns my dad. Well, his dog. He has a dog named “Dot” but Chip is convinced that her name is “dog.” So now Chip really looks down his nose at me because I am the offspring of someone who couldn’t even be bothered to name his own dog.
It is really hard to go through every day of my life knowing that I have already let down a TWO YEAR OLD.