Friday, January 30, 2009

"I want a new mother. "

An actual conversation and situation that occurred in my home yesterday.

The Middle Apple looks up at me from her school desk and asks, "Can I have a cookie?"

"Not until you have finished your math page, honey." I replied.

Middle Apple, putting her head down on her desk with a pout, says, "I want a new mother. One that will give me cookies."

I quietly crossed the room, open up the front door and say to her, "Okay. Well, I love you. I hope you find a really nice new mother."

The Middle Apple drops her pencil, puts on her shoes and heads out the front door. I wave at her and blow her a kiss. I close the glass storm door and stand there watching her. She waves back and heads down the sidewalk. I watch her closely.

Exactly 2 minutes later, she returns with her head down low. She knocks on the door. I open it slowly and say, "Back so soon?"

She looks up at me with an angry look on her face and states very matter-of-factly, "I am not allowed to cross the street by myself."

I have a very very hard time keeping a straight face. The Middle Apple flings off her shoes and plops back down to her schoolwork.

"So, you aren't going to go find a new mother, huh?"

"No. I'm not. "

"Okay. That's good. Because I sure would miss you. Alot," I tell her honestly.

"Can I have a cookie now?"The Middle Apple asks.

"Just as soon as you finish your math page, honey."

"Fine." she says, with a slump.


Amie@HeartSmiles said...

omgoodness this is hilarious..."I'm not allowed to cross the street by myself." Oh that is an advanced parenting move there, not to bust out laughing at that one..

So sweet. thanks for sharing!!


hip chick said... cute! Don't you wish it would always be this easy!! Remember this story when she's 15!

Scooter said...

My nephew decided at the age of 3 that he wanted to go to school. My sister thought he was just playacting until she saw him walking down the sidewalk with his backpack on. I'm with hip chick ... store up that memory for when she's a teenager.

Schotzy said...

Well done! Brava!

Linda said...

Very cute!

Unfortunately I believe my 13-year-old daughter wants a new mother all of the time. She has little use for me anymore, unless it's bringing her a snack or giving her money for clothes shopping.