It was letter writing day at Quinn's school, and all the second-graders were instructed to write to someone in their family. Quinn addressed his letter to me:
I appreciate that you are one funny Dad! I especially liked your "Rudolph the red knows rain, dear2" - it really made me red! Ha-ha. I also like how you explain adult-like stuff to me. I also like how you are NOT one of those dudes who never allows anything fun. I LOVE that you are also NOT one of those dads who:
I appreciate that you help me with my projects. I LOVE that you and I go into the basement and you tell me how tools work.
1Generally the boy calls me 'Dad', but he said that he addressed it to Paul "because he knows my first name."
2Ludolph, a German, and Rudolph, a Russian, are sitting in Ludolph's backyard when they notice that clouds are rolling in.
"Looks like rain," says Rudolph.
"I don't think so - that must be a snow storm heading our way," retorts Ludolph.
"No, that is definitely rain," says Rudolph.
"Trust me, that is most certainly snow," says Ludolph.
They begin to argue, and get louder and louder. Eventually Ludolph's wife comes out to see what the noise is about. They explain, and Ludolph's wife looks at her husband, shakes her head, and says "Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear."