So for me the biggest news of the weekend was that my 6 year-old daughter has her first ever loose tooth. She was very excited by this development, which came to fruition while she was eating an apple on Saturday night. Her and I spent the whole day together Saturday and it was one of the best days of my life.
Let me take a tangent here for a moment to encourage those of you with kids to enjoy every day you have with them. Time marches on and waits for no one. It is hard for me to believe that she is already 6 years old. If the next 6 years go as quickly as the first 6 did, well, I don't want to think about that.
Of course there are benefits to her growing older. She has turned into a huge daddy's girl. She wants to be just like me. I can't even begin to tell you how flattering that is. She is already talking about going hunting with me. She very much wants to join the local JOAD (Junior Olympic Archers Development) program. She even tries to eat like me (which means she often scoops too much food on her plate in an effort to "eat as much as daddy does").
The poor girl is apparently delusional thinking her father is the greatest person in the world. Again, I need to enjoy it because in another 6-8 years she'll think I am the dumbest person in the world!
I find that fall is my favorite time of year for so many reasons, some mentioned on this blog before. But hey, it is my blog so I can enumerate them again if I feel like it. It is my favorite because:
- Cider mill
- Annual trip to Frankenmuth
- Cooler weather
- Fires in the fireplace
- Did I mention hunting?
That's right, fall is the most wonderful time of the year! And as my daughter has become older I find she enjoys fall more and more, so I now enjoy fall more and more. I can't wait for snow so I can take her sledding. She also loves to ice-skate.
Fall means that my decompression weekends will occur more and more. I know the next two weekends will be taken off similar to this weekend. And that next weekend will be spent with my daughter again, so let's make it 4 in a row! Not even Obama's inane policies could derail my fall weekends!