Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Don't listen to a word the kid says

I read another blog awhile back where the wife claimed to be a work-week widow. I’d give credit where credit is due, but in all honesty I can’t remember who on earth it was that said it. I’m lucky I remembered to get dressed this morning, which accurately describes just how fried my brain currently is. I think I need a vacation. Anyway, I laughed at that line, as it so succinctly describes my life the majority of the time.

Awhile ago, I went to pick Kate up from her Aunt Sherry, who salvages what’s left of my sanity when Craig is gone by taking Kate on occasion. During this particular time, Craig had been on the road for what felt like eternity. After I got there, Sherry asked me if I wanted to know what Kate had told her. I’ve learned that the answer to this question should ALWAYS BE NO. If the answer is entertaining enough that it needs a qualifier, you do not want to know what it is. Instead, I nodded and said, “Yes, what?”

Apparently Kate decided to give her version of our screwed-up family dynamics. She said, “My mommy has a bed. It’s in her room. My daddy comes home and sleeps in it with her sometimes.”

I guess on the plus side, she kept it pretty PG-13, although I could see that conversation going south in a hurry. You can’t blame the kid for airing our dirty laundry this way, it is honestly the most literal interpretation possible, isn’t it?

One can only wonder what on earth she is going to be telling people when she gets to school. Frankly I’m getting hives thinking about it.

12 comments:

Call Me Cate said...

Funny - I remember seeing the "work week widow" bio as well and I can't place it either. You're not alone.

Your Kate reminds me of that joke about the little kid that answers the phone. Mommy can't come to the phone because she's in the shower. What about Daddy? He's in the shower too... You have so much to look forward to!

E. Sloane Cannon said...

lol your Kate stories crack me up!

cw2smom said...

Hi, I found you via Simplicity! Love your stories! This reminds me of when my oldest daughter was about 4 and we were at a dinner party where she said, "My mom and dad got married in November and I was born in February!" Which...was true, but in different years...with the wedding first. It's kinda how we did it back then! LOL! I'll be back! Blessings, Lisa

Simplicity said...

Kids say the darndest things, don't they!? I remember when I had surgery and my daughter was very young. The surgery was a breast reduction (hey I'm OK with sharing at the expense of a funny story!) and we were walking through the mall one day and ran into a friend at the mall. My daughter watched my friend step toward me to give me a hug and yelled, "Don't touch my Mommy's boobs!!" I thought I would die right then and there!

Jeanne said...

Too funny!

Lyndsay said...

Cate - Yes, I am quite sure that Kate will continue to provide blog material for years to come. In fact, I think it's bound to get worse before it gets better!

Sloane - Hope I can call you that. Glad the stories crack you up. We laugh that we just get free entertainment 24/7 at our house.

cw2smom - Nice to have you hear!

Simplicity - Oh, that is perfect, just perfect!

Jeanne - At least we can laugh about it, right?

Annje said...

Too funny! Kids call it how they see it--gotta love that.

Cammie said...

ahhhh, the things they come up with

Midwest Mommy said...

When I taught first grade you wouldn't believe some of the things I heard...conferences were always hard to look some parents' in the eyes :-)

Anonymous said...

ha ha. i remember mom telling me about that! at least it was just us...now you've aired it to the world. ;)

jana

Lyndsay said...

Annje - Yes, I know. That is what makes me frightful of my future!

Cammie - Uh huh, I agree!

Midwest Mommy - I so hope we don't become "those parents" ...

Jana - Yes, I'm getting quite bad at that, aren't I? I figured I might as well embrace the craziness, right? Why not air it to the world? :)

dizzblnd said...

out of the mouths of babes! She just called it as she saw it.