Monday, April 16, 2007
Definition Of Daddy
We had absolutely beautiful weather this weekend, with temperatures soaring to a sub-tropical 27°C. Very un-Belgian temperatures for April! So I took the opportunity to climb upon the roof and deal with the water drain. Part of our house has a flat roof, and some idiot thought it was best to make the drain the highest point on the roof. Needless to say, we have a large pool on our roof for most of the year. So we get wet walls, and some smelly and damp rooms.
While I was cutting, grinding and hammering away on the roof, our neighbours daughters were playing in the garden. The eldest is about four-and-a-half or five years old, her two little sisters are twins and are about three and a bit. They were busy playing household, until one of them spotted me on the roof.
- ‘Who is that’, she asked her elder sister.
- ‘It’s a daddy’, said her twin half
- ‘Yes, but it’s not our daddy’, specified older sis.
So there you have it, the definition of a daddy is: man climbing on rooftops for mysterious reasons and doing strange stuff.