Call That the Really Old-Fashioned Kind

There are hardcover dictionaries (just like always).

There are online dictionaries, including the now-ubiquitous Wikipedia (more of an encyclopedia, actually — not that there’s much difference anymore).

And then there’s what I’ll call “the Daddy Dictionary.”

After my 9 year-old asked me — for the umpteenth time — to define a word in the book he was reading the other night, I asked him if he wouldn’t rather have a dictionary.

Nah,” he replied.  “I’d rather just ask you.”

Who says parents don’t know anything?

And yes, I’m going to remind him of that when he’s a teenager . . .

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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