For blogging purposes, I will call Bunny's preschool teacher Ms. Polar Bear because Bunny is in the "Polar Bear Room."
While picking Bunny up today, Ms. Polar Bear recalled this story from earlier in the day.
Ms. Polar Bear said that she was working with Bunny about being a good listener and taught Bunny about "listening ears."
In talking about being a good listener, Bunny (who will be 3 in May), said, "Please don't tell Daddy."
I like a little fear in my kids. It means I'm doing my job, not being their friend. And her exclamations of, "Daddy!" when I pick her up from preschool show me that she loves me. I'll be her friend when she's graduated from college.