Sunday, June 10, 2012

How To Treat a Lady

After church today I had the delightful opportunity to do some puzzles with my sweet Jesi.  She is very into puzzling lately, and it's a great way to spend some time with her.  We have several 100 piece puzzles that are just the right level.  When I started working with her, I began to consult the picture on the front of the box.  I was quickly and somewhat sharply reprimanded.  "Don't look at the picture!  That's too easy!  We have to use the pictures on the pieces to figure it out.  It will help you to think better."  And the insights kept coming.  She gave me myriad instructions on how to treat ladies.  Here is a small example.  Something went wrong, and I said:

"My bad."

"Dad, you don't say 'my bad' to ladies.  You have to say something else."

"Like what.  Can you give me an example?"

"Like 'Sorry, ma'am' or something princely like that.  Dad, you really need to know these things, because you have a wife!"

"You're right."

"But it's ok.  But your mother should have taught you these things."

And on and on and on.  It was one of the cutest conversations I've ever had and it made for a fantastic afternoon:)