Out of the Mouths of Babes

I’ve been getting up before the kiddos all month to do yoga and write, and this morning I was interrupted by my four-year-old boy, just as I was starting a writing exercise. I told him to go back to bed or watch TV in my room until I was done working. He runs off crying to Daddy. “I don’t like Mama’s pretend job!”

Thanks kid, for saying out loud what I fear the most, that this is a pretend job.

3 thoughts on “Out of the Mouths of Babes

  1. Erin says:

    For what it’s worth, I think you have one of the most difficult jobs around. Lovingly caring for children alllllll day is one thing. Doing that while also caring for yourself is another.

    Can you say stfu Jasper? No… But I can think it for you! 😉

  2. Strange Girls, Inc. says:

    HAHAHA! This is one of my favorite kid stories ever. Kids can sense insecurity like dobermans can sense fear….it’s just innate. Once a kid came up to me and said, “Why is your nose so tiny?” I’d never given my nose a second thought, but sense then I’ve been self-conscious of it. I would’ve been madder at the little twerp, but I knew they still had the entirety of middle and high school stretching before them. You’ll get yours, kid. You’ll get yours.

    Anyway, blunt honesty (when not directed at the self) is refreshing. Wish I could go up to certain coworkers and say: “Why is your work so bad? Why are you so lazy?” etc.

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