Daddy’s Toy

The other night we received very happy news: my hubby was offered a job with a good company!!! So, of course we had to celebrate. 🙂

My hubby loves to cook and decided we’d celebrate with a lobster dinner. (Loving lobster as I do, this was a REAL treat.)

Off to the store he went and came back with three of the little fellows and set about cooking everything up.

Now, my daughter had never seen a lobster before. (And I give this child a lot of credit as she was eating calamari at age two.)  Daddy picked one up (rubber bands still in place around the claws) and proceeded to introduce her and the lobster. She had no interest in getting too close but was fascinated with the lobster itself. I think at one point Daddy put the lobster on the floor so that she could inspect it herself at her pace.

Once all was dones, hubby and I sat down to enjoy our lobster dinner. my daughter had eaten earlier (a healthy dinner), so we didn’t push her to try the lobster (although I know she would have LOVED it). She continued to sit on the couch watching her movie and we would interact with her from the kitchen table.

At one point, she turned around on the couch and asked me, “Where’s Daddy’s toy?”

Me: “What toy?”

E: “Daddy’s toy.” (Tone: Puh-lease, don’t you know what I am talking about?)

Me: (Light going off) “Oh!!!! The lobster?”

E: “Yes, Daddy’s toy.”

Daddy: “We ate it.”

E: (silent while contemplating this statement)  “Oh. Okay”.

It will be interesting to see if she refers to lobster as “Daddy’s toy” in the future and is not scarred by people eating said toy.   😉

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Susan Cellura is a marketing communications professional with over 20 years of experience. She is a dynamic communications professional and enthusiastic team-builder, with a progressive history of success in designing and implementing communications programs for global organizations. A strategic thinker with the ability to understand the needs of multiple audiences and deliver solutions, Susan is a results-oriented problem-solver with exceptional interpersonal and negotiation abilities. Having worked in a variety of global industries, she has grown business communications in her current position via a strong mixture of strategic resources, including social media.

2 thoughts on “Daddy’s Toy”

  1. Great yarn, Susan. (And congrats, Hubby.)

    Kids are 16 times more comfortable with death than we think they are, and 20 times more comfortable with it than WE are.

    A bag of ashes has been on our counter for awhile.

    “Who is that again?” the five-year-old says. “Uncle Johnny, right?”

    “No, Scout, that’s Uncle Charles. Uncle Johnny is still alive.”

    “Oh, right,” she says, with a chuckle.

  2. David, That is a cute story as well. I did not know those stats, but you know, it makes sense. Kids seem to be more comfortable with everything, most likely because no one has taught them to be UNcomfortable.

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