Yes, Mom got busted listening in!
Have you ever sat and listened to your children talk when they are absorbed in their own thing? To me it is one of the joys of being a parent. They aren’t telling secrets they are just absorbed in their own world hanging out together. This morning the girls are talking and drawing and the older girl (aged 7) says, “Santa creeps me out.”
It goes like this . . .
Gigi says “But Santa is nice! We tell him what we want and he brings us presents.”
Cece says, “That Santa isn’t real. It’s just a man dressed up like Santa (where does she learn these things?!) and he creeps me out.”
Gigi: “But it is SANTA!”
Cece: “Well I don’t care he still creeps me out.”
Gigi: “But what about the Easter Bunny?”
Cece: ”Yeah that’s just a person dressed up and that creeps me out too.”
Gigi: “It is NOT!”
Cece: “Is TOO!”
(well you get the picture)
Cece: ”Look it’s all according to your abilities. My ability is to be creeped out.”
And so my morning begins . . . and so it continues . . . .
Cece: “Hey everyone welcome to school today!” We are going to have language arts, writing and math today.”
Gigi: ”No it’s Labor Day! “It’s a holiday!”
Cece: ”Why do they call it Labor Day if it’s a holiday?”
Yeah, good day ahead. Just imagine what I will hear when they are teenagers. That is if they are still talking to me (or each other).
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