Citius, Altius, Fortius

I’m sure that you watched a lot of the Summer Olympics this summer son. I know I watched a lot of the games and I remember you sitting right next to me watching as well. I never thought that you would remember the games to this day.

Lately, is has been a sprint to catch toys and other items that are left within your grasp that you know you are not supposed to have. I know that your mother and I do leave things out in your reach and we should probably know by now not to do that. The moment you grab the item it is off to the races.

You know exactly what you are doing son. You know that you shouldn’t have the lip balm or be running with one of mommies hair bands. While most of the things that you pick up are relatively harmless, you will learn some day I hope, that it is the principle of the thing.

This is how things come up missing in our house. You pick them up and run and/or hide them before mommy and daddy can catch you. I am still missing a charger to my iPhone. I know it is around here somewhere, but something tells me I’ll catch you running around with it sometime soon.

You may think that you are Citius, Altius, Fortius (Higher, Faster, Stronger) but something you will soon need to realize is that I am Citius, Altius, Fortius than you! In an all out sprint I will win, always, or at least until you are 14. By then I will be old and unable to keep up.

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  1. post post modern dad (@ppmdad) November 12, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    One morning a car alarm went off. It kept going and going and going. We thought “why doesn’t somebody take care of that?” then “Whose car is this?” Upon looking out the window, we saw that it was ours. I went to use the remote to turn it off, and my keys were gone. We frantically searched the house and finally found them under our toddler.

    1. therookiedad November 12, 2012 at 8:56 PM

      Many times our car alarm has gone off and we wonder the same thing. What is it about children and pushing buttons they shouldn’t.

  2. jetts31 November 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    I think my kids are already faster than I am. They’re 10 and 7. And they’re girls. I’m going to need to hire someone.


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