I would like to share the SWEETEST thing I have read on Quora. Chris Lynam answers to the question “What is the loveliest thing a child has ever said to you?”:
“My youngest, Violet (3), leans in and whispers, “Daddy, I know your nickname.” You know, the way kids whisper when they don’t need to but how parents should play along.
I’m putting on my make-believe Dad hat and whisper back.
Me: “What’s my nickname?”
She looks around like it’s a secret password and says, “It’s Chris. Your nickname is Chris.”
I’m shocked. I had a tough enough time hearing my girls call me “Dad” instead of “Daddy”, but calling me by my “Name-name” is on another level.
Me: “Where did you hear that?”
Violet: “At the dancing studio. They all call you Chris Lynam.”
Violet: “Yeah. And I have a nickname too. It’s Violet Lynam. We have the same nickname Daddy. It’s just like yours”
My heart melts…”