Lynn Plourde

kids book author ~ teaching author

Dad, Aren’t You Glad?

by Lynn Plourde
Illustrated by Amy Wummer
Dutton Children’s Books, 2005

Dad, aren’t you glad
you have me to help you today?

You usually do all the ‘Dad’ stuff,
but now it’s my turn
so you can rest
on your special day.

Dad, aren’t you glad
I’m the one who gets to pour milk
on our cereal today?

Well, actually, the dad might not be that glad since he has to clean up the gallon of milk his son spilled all over the table and floor. But the dog is looking quite glad as it laps up the milk. Will the boy’s offer of help ever be helpful? Maybe when he takes out the garbage? Or not. Maybe when he paints the house? Or not. The boy can do one thing just as good as his dad, but what is it?

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