11 May 2009

What Mommies Are For



One thing that really drives me nuts is when Josh would go right ahead and do whatever it is that I just told him not to do.

After another such occasion today, I sat him down and asked him, "What do you think mommies are for?" Intending to follow through with how I'm here to teach and guide him and keep him safe and make sure that he does the right things, etc. To explain why I tell him No and why I don't want him to do certain things and why he must learn to listen. Blah, blah, blah. See, sometimes I tend to forget that the shortest distance between two points is a direct line. Anyway...

Josh: Mommies are for giving us love.

I don't know what answer I was expecting him to give, but it certainly wasn't that. I decided to pursue this further and see where it would lead.

Me: Yes, we are here to love you. (Hugs) What else are mommies for?
Josh: To hold us.
Me: What else?
Josh: They help you do stuff that you can't do.
Me: What else?
Josh: Feeding babies milk.
Me: Anything else?

Josh: Wiping tears from babies.


He had given me five really sweet answers. I wanted more.

Me: What else, Josh?


Josh: To finish the food on our plates.

Ah. There it is finally. My raison d'etre.

14 COMMENTS:

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tracy said...

ong - thats adorable :)
tracy

Lindy said...

Kindof makes you forget the lesson you intended on giving - I hate it when they do that!

a Tonggu Momma said...

So THAT'S why I've gained 20 pounds these past three years.

Mommyof2girlz said...

That is so sweet..and funny. Following from MBC Follow Me Club. Nice to meet you :)

LPC said...

Oh yes. How many cold peas and pieces of cold meat have I eaten over the years? Luckily once boys hit the teen years they make up for it and eat everything you don't eat. And then some.

Heather said...

out of the mouths of babes, lol...loved this post and your son's answers!

frantically heidi said...

Hee!
Kids have such a way of keeping it all in balance, huh? I mean you wouldn't want all the sweet stuff to go to your head. :)

Mahmee said...

Aw geez. Sweet conversation.
In our house, it's the Da who eats the leftovers....gotta keep my svelte size 12. Ha.

K said...

So cute! I love all the answer (and finish food...so true).

Welcome to SITS!

Joy said...

Stopping by to say hello and WELCOME to the SITS community - we're so glad you've joined us!

carma said...

Finishing food on plates is a very important job ;-)

Stopping by from SITS to say "hi" and welcome. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers.
carma :-)

Mon said...

LOl, too sweet man! Giving love and getting leftovers sounds like a good deal to me. ;)

sandy said...

hehehe! That's sweet:0)

I came by to welcome you to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahod:0)

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