Marcel: Mama do you love yourself?
Me: Yes. Yes I do.
Marcel: How can you love yourself if you are not brown skinned?
Marcel: Mommy look–this stick is our family! (picks up stick with half the bark on, half the bark off)
Marcel: Mommy if I am on one side, and Sammy is on the other, you are what is underneath. You are holding it all together.
Sammy: (reading his adoption story book) Mommy, can I have a pen?
Me: Sure. Do you need to change something?
Sammy: Yes. (Writes. Hands book to me)
Me: Reading out loud the page where I announce that meeting him completed my path to becoming a mommy. Then I pause and read what he added after I wrote and now I am complete; SO AM I.
We had the stomach flu last week. Sometimes a three day bout with the plague, is all it takes to bring you together?
OK, then at dinner tonight Sam said; “You know what I am most thankful for?” I smiled at him, expecting him to say something gushy about me. Instead, he looked at me and said; “Having a maid.” It was all I could do to not initiate a little spontaneous Frisbee with the dinner this Mama-maid-made him.
Instead I calmly explained why I would prefer he NEVER use that word to describe me, and in the next breath how maids are undervalued for all their back breaking work.
“I know why we leave them all the money in the hotel Mommy. But this isn’t a hotel. It’s just our house… And you don’t ever change my sheets do you?”
A little image from this week when Marcel was about to set foot into his kindergarten orientation below. Talk about love–that child is so in love with the idea of being in big kid school. His joy is LOVE.
Share some love here at Mama C. Any great one liners you could have done without, or can’t believe you heard? Have a great weekend all, and know that this maid for one is really looking forward to a little time with friends off the clock and on the dock!