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The day I've dreaded has come... - Somewhere Over Omaha
Because you knew the job was dangerous when you took it.
The day I've dreaded has come...
It's hard to believe that 21 years ago today the Redhead and I spent all day at St. Mary's waiting for Darling Daughter to make her world debut. Red had the benefit of Good Drugs; I did a lot of pacing and worrying. Funny how that last bit never ends. :)

As was promised long ago, we're taking Darling Daughter to a very nice dinner Saturday evening at Ruth's Chris (like she'd let us forget). In addition to that, I thought I'd buy her a little present. She's big into Disney pins these days and there were several I knew she had her eye on, so I found one at a reasonable price on eBay (let me tell you, that can be difficult with pins)and snapped it up. One thing to keep in mind--the seller had four of these pins. Keep in mind too that I said nothing to Daughter about this. I wanted it to be a surprise.

Ho ho ho.

Last night she called about something, then added "By the way, I know what you bought me for my birthday because that guy had four for sale and now there's only three and I checked." I couldn't reply immediately; I was laughing too hard.

Darling Daughter has her mother's brains and her father's warped sense of humor. I always said I never worried about her following the crowd; my fear was that she'd be LEADING it.

Here she comes. You've been warned. :)

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hospitaller From: hospitaller Date: April 16th, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Secondary manipulation...

If you can impart one last lesson to her before she's unleashed... it'd be that it's far safer to lead the person leading the crowd, rather than leading the crowd yourself.

No, that wasn't some sexist comment about marriage. It was a hard learned comment about power. Good heroes get shot. Good masterminds are forever. :P

Also, congrats on surviving 21 years. :)
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