You know when you’re drawing a cat or a house and you picture that cat or that house in your mind and it looks so perfect but you just can’t get your hand to live up to that picture in your head? That’s what it’s like to be a parent. You picture how you want to be and it’s so wonderful and flawless, but you can’t ever live up to that picture you imagined.
Welcome to the club of parental deceit, child. It’s a lonely place, but, that’s the price of being clever.[to Trixie]
Sometimes the best way to protect your children is to let them believe you’ve stopped.[quoting Maghra]
Raising a child gives you a certain ambition you otherwise never would’ve had, a primal desire to give your child a better world than the one you were given.
One day, a long time from now, you’re gonna meet someone who’s better than me. He’s gonna be stronger and handsomer and even better at board games than me. And when you find him, when you find that guy, that’s the guy you’re gonna marry. Oh, and he’s one lucky guy, the guy that gets to marry you, Katie girl. And your mom and me, we’re gonna be there, you know. Just to check him out. Make sure he’s as good at board games as you think that he is. And, assuming that he is, I’ll get to walk you down the aisle. And I may even cry a little.[to Kate]