I was busy doing things moms do when not attending the immediate needs of their children, (Yeah, I was totally on the internet.) when Jane ran into the room…
Me: “What is that?”
Jane: “It’s a knife.”
Me: “A wood knife?”
Jane: “No. A KNIFE!”
Me: “Oh- go play with your sisters with it then.”
Then Jane took her “knife”(which looked an awful lot like a piece of kindling) and ran off making her gun noise, (which sounds an awful lot like a chicken) to find her sisters and I turned back to what I was doing.
Then I stopped, looked around in time to see her heels disappear up the stairs after her sisters thinking, I didn’t really…
…No, I did.
I did just say what I thought I said…
For a moment I was almost sucked into the guilty mom trap. After all, I basically just told my two year old to go play with knives- not my best parenting moment.
Then I listened to Jane’s strange chicken/gun/knife noises mixed with the happy squeals of three sisters at play and mentally shrugged. There were no actual sharp objects in play, the girls were happily (and imaginatively) playing and I had a bit of time all to myself in the middle of a lazy summer afternoon, life was good.
Unorthodox perhaps, but good!
LOL! Is it wrong that this just made me laugh out loud???
I’m glad it did! Makes me feel better about my dubious advice to my girl! 🙂
Your daughter grew so much, and she looks a lot like you. Nice pic
Thanks- she really is losing her baby face isn’t she!
Yes, she is, but you still have time… My last is now 4 years old.. So I m really done with baby’s time
Not always easy, especially in the holidays period when kids don t let us have much space for ourselves
That is very true!
these posts make me laugh every time!
That’s why I share! 🙂
You just can’t be a helicopter parent with more than two kids…I totally understand needing those moments to yourself, despite kids dancing on tables or playing with pretend knives…Kids might get an extra scrape on the knee here and there, but they’ll be the happy, free kids of a (more or less) sane mom, instead of stressed out micro-managed kids of a mom whose lack of moments to herself makes her a bit like a volcano…ready to explode!
Sounds like the kids were having a great time, and it’s awesome they have such vivid imaginations.
You’ve got it exactly!
Made me smile. I remember those moments. Happy days!
Happy kids, happy mom, happy days! 🙂
I love these posts! I’m so glad you’re recording them for posterity!
Posterity… right… 🙂