Pick a Number

A conversation I had with my daughter Heather many moons ago:

Heather: Daddy, what's your favorite number?
Me: 5,693,452
Heather: No, I mean like a smaller one, between 1 and 10.
Me: Hmmm, okay. 7.94!
Heather: Daddy...a number with no point in it. And it can only be 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, or 10.
Me: But you said between 1 and 10. You just included 1 and 10.
Heather: [stares at me with daggers]
Heather: A number from 1 to 10 ONLY with no point in it. You can pick the 1 or the 10 too.
Me: 9
Heather: Hey that's my favorite. Pick another one.
Me: 5
Heather: I forgot what I was gonna tell you.


Anonymous said...

you like teasing heather dont you????

Sam said...

This was a few years ago. It's still fun but it's harder to pull this kind of stuff on her now. :)

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Terry said...

Hi Sam,
That's a great story and reminds me of the days when my son was younger.
Like you say, it's harder to get away with it when they're older.
Nice post.