Haven't seen the Bug for nearly a month. (Missed both his birthday & Christmas.) He's been back East with his mom for the holidays (.. and then some). When I arrived this morning, he came running out to the curb shouting, "Daddy! Daddy!"
That was a first. (Normally I have to park & knock before I can see him in the morning.)
Didnt even have a chance to turn off the car.
There he was. His eyes literally sparkled .. like sunlight dancing on water.
So excited was I to SEE him .. that I fumbled with the key .. unable to pull it out fast enough.
"Daddy! Daddy!" he said, glowing with anticipation as I approached, "I got a treasure chest!" "A treasure chest?" I repeated, picking him up. "Let's go see!"
"Momma! Momma!" he cried, yanking open the door and running inside, "My daddy's here! My daddy's here!" The excitement in his voice seemed to fill the whole house as it echoed outside. (I'm not welcome inside.)
It always strikes me the way he says, "My daddy's here," when I arrive .. instead of just (plain ol'), "Daddy's here." Is that possessive?
Little kids are so honest. If they like you (or not) .. you know it .. in no uncertain terms.