Thursday, March 25, 2010


On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Zaya stays at school until three. Mim, however, is still half-day, because none of us were willing to put up with the drama required to keep her in school all day.

As a consequence, Mim has two afternoons a week to wander around W'ville with Mommy, and she enjoys it very much. Today we went to lunch with Art at our favorite little hole-in-the-wall Chinese place, and then shopped and read books at the library. I always feel a little bad for Zaya, because I know he would rather be with me than in school. (Although, now that I think about it, he does hate shopping...)

Anyway, today I bought Zaya a bottle of Sprite at the Dollar store, because Mim still had her Sprite from lunch, and I didn't want her to flaunt her drink status. As we were leaving the school, I explained to the kids why Zaya had a bottle of Sprite. (Because, oh yes, there were questions)

Mommy: Mim, you got to eat lunch with Mommy and Daddy and run errands with Mommy today, and Zaya was in school all during that time. Also you still have some Sprite right there in your cup. Since you got something special, I wanted Zaya to have something special too.

Zaya: Mom, you're just too much.

Mommy: Too much?! What do you mean?

Zaya: (with a sigh) Mommy, you don't have to reward me for being at school all day, you know.

Where do they come up with this stuff? And why are my kids telling me what to do already?


Lilibeth said...

It's an inherited tendency.

Carina said...

Somehow I knew you were going to say that!

Short Poems said...

Lovely :)

Qtpies7 said...

lol He is too funny!

Mike said...

My 4-year old and 7-year old every afternoon asks me if I did something good that day.

"Why?" I ask.

"If you did something good, " they would say. "You get a point. If you have lots of points, you get to bring us to Toys R Us and buy as a toy."


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anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed that. Having brought up 5 sons and 2 daughters, I'm used to them telling me what to do nowadays :-)

Chandelle said...

I love it! They are too much!