ne of my favorite things about being a Dad is that kids leave such a trail or tracks which tell you everything that they have done. You know, maybe they get home from school before you get home from work. Now you could ask them what they have been doing. But, you’ll get the general, “nothing” or “studying” answers from their mental Rolodex.
Or, you can silently take a gaze about the house and let it speak to you. I know this trait is different with all kids and at all ages at some point. But, fortunately, my daughter has not yet developed much in the way of cat burglary skills, thankfully.
I can track every meal by main dish, sides, and drinks without ever having to use anything other than what’s sitting on the counter. One of my favorite examples of this “power” was when I went to my daughter’s room and very seriously asked her if the 2 Ibuprofen had worked.
She was bewildered as to how I could know to even ask. We had very recently had the discussion about how many to use for her current age and weight. I confirmed it was still 2 and not 3 like she had asked because she was now 15. Funny thing was I needed to use some Tylenol that day as well by chance.