[BlogEntry] Nice to know Katherine is the most mature of us all

Sometimes we all have our days. Just got back from the worst vacation I've ever had, which culminated in packing the 5 members of my family into a single hotel room for the evening. Nothing quite like going to bed for the night at 6:30pm, afraid to even turn on the television for fear of waking one of them up and setting off a chain reaction.

During the weekend, Katherine got a "princess puppet" from Grammie and Papa. During the confusion of changing hotels, it was misplaced. She kept trying to dig through the bags looking for it, and I kept telling her to leave the bags alone, there was enough chaos as it was, and that we would be sure to find the puppet in the morning.

This morning she came up to me and said, "Daddy, later are we gonna find that puppet?"

And I said, and I am so proud of myself in this moment :-/, "Katherine, if you mention that puppet one more time I am going to throw it out the window. You've already asked me about the puppet, and I already told you that I promised that we would find the puppet. Now don't say puppet anymore."

To which Katherine responded, ever so calmly and patiently, "Ok. But Daddy? I didn't say puppet. I said later are gonna see Grammie and Papa?"

Oh. I feel big. :-/