Late one night, after the Urban Kids were asleep, I came downstairs to find the Urban Dad deep in thought and staring at various financial charts on the computer.
ME: Whatcha doin?
U-DAD: Looking at Google. (the stock, not the actual webpage)
ME: (still dumb and happy) Whatcha learnin?
U-DAD: Well.... several months ago, I thought about buying it. We had (insert number here) dollars doing nothing, so I was looking for a place to put it. And I sat here one night when I was the only one awake and stared at the numbers for Google. And I thought about it and thought about it, but then I didn't do it.
ME: Ummmmmmmmm, what would (insert number here) dollars be worth today if you HAD bought Google that night?
ME: (pause) What's that after taxes?
U-Dad: About six-four.
ME: (longer pause as I think "for richer or for poorer, for richer or for poorer") Please don't tell me these stories anymore.