One of those proud daddy my daughter is awesome stories that make everyone else sick

Sage started imitating dogs pretty early, thanks to our dog Chelle. She also had a tendency to call every dog a Chelle, although lately she has been calling them dogs (pronounced more like dohg) after repeated gentle correction from us.

If you ask her what a dog says — or if she hears a dog do it first — she will woof. She warms up, leaning back a little bit and taking a big breath, and then her whole torso rocks as she says, “uhOOF!”

Today, I took her for a walk around the neighborhood. One of our neighbors was walking her bulldog, who was panting hard in the (relative) heat. Sage noticed it and pointed, saying “Oooooh! A dohg! Hi! Hiiiiii!”

The neighbor slowed down and smiled, and said, “She is so cute.”

Sage looked at the dog and said, “Hi! Hi! Hiiiiii dohg.”

Hoping to show off like any other too-excited-about-his-own-kid dad, I said, “Sage, what does a doggie say?”

She looked at the dog and then furrowed her brow, staring hard at it. I expected her to warm up and woof.

Nope.

She suddenly smiled, opened her mouth wide and stuck her tongue out, and went, “Hehha hehha hehha hehha!”

It took me a moment to realize… she was panting, just like the bulldog.

Telling me exactly what that dohg said.

I love being a dad!!!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Family, Fatherhood and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to One of those proud daddy my daughter is awesome stories that make everyone else sick

  1. Carol says:

    I love it! That is a great story.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s