Daddy, How Do You Grow Up?
3 years, 5 months.
There are some questions, as your dad, I can just not be prepared for.
On the way home from school last week, you asked a very logical question:
“Daddy, how do you grow up?”
While you’re still fuzzy on my actual age (you think I’m 4 years old), you do understand that eventually, you’ll grow up to be as tall as I am.
So I answered your question the way any dad would in that situation:
“Well, you just have to keep going to sleep every night… and each morning when you wake up, you’ll be just a little bit bigger.”
What’s interesting about the timing of your question is that we just happened to be driving one of the smallest cars on the road:
I was doing a review of the 2014 Fiat 500 at the time.
Maybe that’s what made you think of it; you were feeling so big in such a small car.
The questions have continued since then.
A few days later as I was helping you put on your shoes before we left for school, you asked, “Daddy, will these shoes get bigger when I grow up?”
I can see you’re definitely fascinated by the process of physically growing bigger. In hindsight, I really don’t know that I could have answered your original question any better than I did.
Without getting all scientific, I think it really is that simple.
You go to sleep, you wake up, you’re a little bit bigger the next day.
I’m assuming my answer was best suited for a 3 year-old little boy like yourself.
Since then, I’ve heard you proudly explain to Mommy that the more you go to sleep at night, the sooner you’ll grow up.
It may be a coincidence, but I feel like here recently, you’ve put up less of a fight when it’s time for a nap or bedtime.
Hmm… I wonder why.
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