We met Brendan for lunch today and afterwards, we of course performed our goodbye ritual for Brendan (who had to go back to work). The ritual primarily consists of Ryan shouting:
"Goodbye Dad! Have fun at work! Earn lots of money! I love you!"
Only he says it like this: "GoodbyeDadHavefunatworkEarnlotsofmoneyIloveyou!"
The "Earn lots of money" part just kills me.
As we were driving away, Ryan reflected aloud:
"I like saying 'GoodbyeDadHavefunatworkEarnlotsofmoneyIloveyou.' It's one of my hobbits."
He didn't believe me when I told him that it's 'habits.' As long as he has good hobbits, then I suppose I don't mind too much. The bad ones, though, smoke too much pipe-weed and will eat you out of house and home.