good question

Question from Toby yesterday: “Dad, do you and my mom own me?”

Not sure how to respond really – I explained that we are responsible for him but nobody really owns anyone else. In some ways the way he rules our lives (in the nicest possible way) he owns us, and thinking back I do remember just after Toby was born making the joke that although Emma and I are not US citizens yet, we do own an American.

So – parents and children, what do you think? Does a parent own their child?

One Response to “good question”

  1. Emma says:

    I think officially Dad did own me – right up until the point he gave me to you. So now you own me – congratulations!

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