A ribbon of cream and brown cat fur swirls past, almost fluid with speed and linear perfection. Mao and Minh at play, something beyond tracking by the mortal eye.
"No not nuts daddy. Cats!"
I sit there stunned as Beloved cracks up. I am the punchline, but frankly I'm also just floored at being corrected by my 28 month old daughter.
Today the Doctor told Beloved that Bear is amazingly articulate.* They looked around the surgery, Bear pointed out the "stethoscope" and other points of interest, before asking if she could play with some toys in the corner "please, Doctor?"
Sorry to brag but I am a proud daddy, I am simply puffing up with pride. And pissing myself, what a crackup. Funny girl, my daughter.
*my emphasis, of course.
vulturehooligan: Hippolyte Bayard | Bouquet of Flowers c.... - vulturehooligan: *Hippolyte Bayard* | *Bouquet of Flowers* c. 1850, printed 1965.
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