Thursday, October 24, 2013

Confessions of a mum hater, part 2

I think it's pretty remarkable that there are two posts with this title and they are entirely unrelated.  In this case I mean "mum" in the English sense.

Recently my 6 year old (the notorious mama's boy) has been going through something where he thinks he might want a different mom and he feels compelled to tell me this on the regular.  He just needs to get it off his chest.  Our daily exchanges go something like this:

Him:  Mommy can I talk to you in private?
Me:  Sure, babe.
Him:  I was just thinking that maybe I want (insert name of real or fictional person here) to be my mommy.
Me:  Ok.  Well.  Thanks for letting me know.
Him:  You're welcome.*

For the most part I try to be completely unreactive.  I know that's not a word.  I don't want to make a big deal about it.  I say things like "it's okay to have those thoughts" or "you really don't need to tell me everything you're thinking".  But what I really want to say is you're welcome for pushing all nine (mostly head) pounds of you out and then carrying you around on my body for five years.  Dick.


*he is really polite


  1. TOTAL DICK! Tell him "that lady" is his mom now. Thorry!

    1. I know! I really didn't see it coming with him.