From the mouths of babes…
Friday, June 6th, 2008 Jun 6th, 2008 leave a response

We went to my daughter’s ‘Open House’ at school last week and came home with a wonderful collection of her writing, drawing and school work. We also got to see the above-which was on display in the classroom. Not sure if you can read them so I’ll re-do them here:

DAD
“My dad works sometimes at home. Sometimes he goes to the gym. He comes to play games with me when he is done with his work. he swings me around and around and I get dizzy. I jump on him.”

All true. He’s a great dad.

MOM
“My Mom has black hair. She likes to play games with me (I’m really bad at playing games with her.)Sometimes she works and writes books. (Cool! one of my kids finally realizes that I have a job!) Sometimes my mom has enough time to talk to me.”

Well, of course, the last line made me feel like the worst mother in the world. You can all picture me callously ignoring my child in the pursuit of fame and glory now, can’t you? -Mr Kate thought it was funny because he got such a glowing report card-although I did point out that he sounded like a six year old, but he was fine with that.

So, yeah, job satisfaction good, mothering skills, zero. Is there really a balance out there? off to eat some comfort food now…

p.s. I sent “Riding the Line” in to my editor today! I hope he likes it! I’ll tell you all about it next time!

4 comments to “From the mouths of babes…”

  1. Karen Erickson
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      · June 7th, 2008 at 5:59 am · Link

    This sounds like something my daughter would say. Sigh…kids. Gotta love their brutal honesty.

    Yay on sending the book in to your editor! 🙂



  2. Louisa Edwards
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      · June 11th, 2008 at 12:49 pm · Link

    Just tell you daughter that nobody likes a whiner. That should take care of it.

    If you sent in RIDE THE LINE, does that mean you’re hard at work on Helene’s story now? *taps toe impatiently*



  3. Kate Pearce
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      · June 11th, 2008 at 7:28 pm · Link

    Louisa…she’s 6-you can’t say that to your kids in California because you might hurt their feelings…

    and yes, yes, I ‘am’ working on Helene’s story now-it will be with you um…soon.



  4. MariaGeraci
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      · June 23rd, 2008 at 11:55 am · Link

    Kids say the funniest thing. When someone asked my then-5-year-old son what his mommy did all day, he said, “she sleeps”. LOL, of course, he left out the part about me working as a nurse at night:)

    Can’t wait to hear what your editor said about the book!



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