By Diane Ako
Oh, how embarrassing the American lexicon can be. Claus likes to drink a lot of water. When he exercises on a hot day, he will gulp down 40 oz. of water right away.
He also likes to swim, which is something that also involves water. At some point, the term "drink" and "like a fish" got mashed up in Olivia's head.
I am not sure how. This is not a conversation I've had with my six year old.
So I'm at my workplace at one of the restaurants. My place of employment, I say again.
The server comes by and asks if Claus wants a refill of his water. It was breakfast. He said yes.
Olivia adds helpfully, "That's because my daddy drinks like a fish!" Sure. Drinking like a fish at 8 a.m.
Luckily, I am friendly with this server. He looks at me with a smile and raised eyebrows.
Then he corrects Olivia, "We say, 'My daddy likes the juice.'"
The juice! That's so much better. I've glad we can clear that right up about my baby daddy.