“Get rid of yourself” never sounded so sweet

After reading books to my four year old daughter in her bed, I curled up beside her and snuggled with her. I’d come home late from work and had barely seen her, so I was trying to squeeze out a few extra minutes of father-daughter time. 

We lay beside each other for a few moments, listening to our breathing, and then she said, “Get rid of yourself, Daddy. It’s bedtime.”

Earlier in the night, we were playing tag downstairs when she shouted, “Feet, give me the speed I need!”

I didn’t see much of her today, but she certainly made up for lost time with some memorable quotes.

As a left her bedroom room and turned out her light, I told her I loved her.

Her response: “You betcha I love you, too, Daddy.”