“Mommy, why don’t you work?”
“Mommy stays home to take care of you and JW, that’s my job”
This conversation repeated about 3 times; each time I attempted to change up my answer to make it a little clearer. Then finally I realized that JT was trying to bounce on my legs and she said “But Mommy why doesn’t your leg work, do you need new batteries?” Apparently my legs were an ‘amusement ride’ at that moment and were not working.
I had to laugh for a while, because it has happened countless times where she has asked one thing and meant something completely different (and more simple) than what I was thinking.
Isn’t it great how I tried and tried to give such a ‘big girl’ answer yet all she wanted was a silly reponse to her imaginative question!
But a few hours later that silliness became ‘matter of fact’ when she declared that she would be having a beer with her meal. Apparently she pays way too close attention to all that goes on around her. Obviously she did not have a beer with her meal, but it sure was funny!
And the best Truthful Toddler this week was not my own, but a friend’s. As we’re stretching at the end of our One Fit Mama class last night, R tells us that her son C and she were raking leaves and then took a shower, to which he said “Mom, why’d you take your penis off?” Seriously can’t stop laughing even today, thanks for sharing R (and for giving me permission to post this), you made my day!
Megan is a Montgomery County Mom to a nearly 3 year old daughter, JT, and 7 month old son, JW, who crack her up every day.