"I'm a monster," said my son, dangling my old Nikon camera behind his back.

"I can see that," I said. "What's your special monster power?"

"Scary faces!" he said. "I can make a scary face that makes you make a scaredy face!"

I instantly put on a poker face. "I'd like to see you try."

He puckered his face for a few seconds, then went, "Graaahh," and screwed up his eyes and stuck out his tongue.

"Eeeeeeee!!" I cried, opening my eyes and mouth as wide as I could.

As smoothly as a three-year-old can, he pulled out the camera and took a blurry picture of my "scaredy face."

"Oh no!" I said. "Now everyone will know how scared I was! You're a very scary monster."

I pretended not to help him print the picture off the computer, and pretended not to watch him stick it on the fridge, and pretended to be horribly embarrassed when I found it there.

It was a good day.


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DoctorMikeReddy almost 11 years ago

I've pretended to not do so many things as a father. Loved this

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