My Weird Conversation This Morning With My 3-Year-Old On The Way To Preschool


I know the whole “kids say the darndest things” topic is burned out. As parents, we think that every weird conversation we have with our newly-brained toddlers is either a sign of savant genius or some direct telephone line to God. I have three kids. The weird conversations fly around my house like a flock of deranged seagulls. In the end, it simply comes with the territory.

But today’s weird conversation with my 3-year-old on the way to preschool took the cake. I am…speechless.

Today’s Weird Conversation:

“Hey Daddy, what’s your favorite farm animal?”

“Great question! Hmmm…I’m partial to pigs, myself.”

“There are no pigs on the farm.”

“Oh, OK. How about chickens?”

“There are no chickens on the farm. Daddy, are there ghosts on the farm?”

“Um, you mean ‘goats?’ Sure, there are goats on the farm.”

“There are ghosts on the farm?”

“No, honey, there are goats on the farm.”

“How about goblins? Daddy, I don’t like landscaping.”


“I don’t like landscaping. I don’t like it. Guess what we’re eating tomorrow?! (sings) Junky Juuuunk Fooood!!”

“Oh, that should be yummy.”

“It’s only yummy once. Then you puke.”

The Totally Random And Astounding Things Your Three-Year-Old Daughter Says Pairs With: 

The Tous Les Jours 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast. Buy it here for only $19.00 per bottle with free shipping!

A bottle of Tous Les Jours 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast
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Random and astounding are two adjectives that could describe the North Coast appellation. Having worked in the wine business for over. decade, I and my cohorts in Napa have often scoffed at the North Coast appellation, brushing it aside as the red-headed stepchild of Napa. The appellation basically encompasses everything from San Francisco north to the Washington border. That land mass is larger than most complete states, and has a massive variety in terroir. What one gets in a wine bottle from this area is as big a mystery as a child’s brain.

But North Coast should not be easily dismissed. My experience is that the vast majority of fruit from that appellation comes from the finest areas of wine country: Napa, Sonoma, Alexander Valley, Healdsburg, and Mendocino, just to name a few. It may be all mixed together, but it’s quality fruit.

That’s what you’ll find in the Tous Les Jours 2018 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. I’d match this against any bottle of Napa Cabernet $30 and under, and even some of the $50 bottles they try and pass off these days. It’s bold, lush, and opulent, with big fruit that never gets jammy, and a long, tannic finish with firm oak backing. It’s only available online, and at $19 with free shipping, it’s worth the risk if you never tried it before.

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