The Dragon and the Unicorn

2015-07-13 – The Dragon and the Unicorn

It was just so lovely and magical having Dad here.

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One of my favorite-ever quotes from Dad happened one time a couple years back when I couldn’t put into words how amazing it is having children around.  “I know it,” he said laughing.  “I know.  It’s like having little unicorns sprinkling pixie dust.”  In that moment I think I finally understood why, when he would tuck me in at night sometimes, he would usually be laughing, and never explain why.  (I would complain, but wonder if I secretly liked it.)  He is right.  They are like unicorns.

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And having him around felt like a big, ol’ sweet dragon.  Here he is reading a new birthday book, Dragons Love Tacos, for ClaraJane:

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Dragons Love Tacos


To wit: 


Here is Dad whispering a secret to ClaraJane, which is cute especially considering neither of them knows what he is talking about: 


Here is sharing a joke where here alligators are swapped in for something much less PC than the way he told it to us growing up, which is cool because you know, evolution:  


Dad’s fervor and charm in telling jokes has always outpaced his actual delivery, but… that’s my Dad!



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4 Responses to The Dragon and the Unicorn

  1. From Mom:

    You were brilliant to have Bruce here for immersion in your family and children. Thank you for including me.

    He was as sweet as I’ve ever known him to be.

    I am thrilled he introduced Gavin to the trumpet and ClaraJane to the piano. What a great thing for a grandpa to do.


  2. Baba/Bubble Wow says:

    Evolution! Indeed. It’s nice when dragons stop breathing fire.

  3. Kathy Ziegler says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  4. Pingback: Tea with ClaraJane – Revisited | circuskitchen

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