Recently my wife and kids got back from some sort of show. Wife’s summary: “Good, but I should have brought the girl’s glasses.”
My reaction (in my head): “My daughter has glasses?”
Thus illustrating Dave Barry’s observation:
A woman knows everything about her children. She knows about dental appointments and football games and best friends and favorite foods and romances and secret fears and hopes and dreams.
A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.
When my son heard that when he was around 10 he laughed and went, “That’s so true!” Jeez, I’m not that bad!
A la mode: At a picnic with some folks from work, I heard a colleague of mine turn to his wife and ask, about his daughters, “Do they have any allergies?”