Sunday, April 18, 2010


LP, holding herself: "Mommy, I have to go to the bathroom"

Me, in the middle of eating dinner: "So go."

LP, more insistently: "I want you to come with me."

Me, standing up, sighing: "Let's go."

LP, stabbing me in the heart: "Mommy, when I get big, I won't need you any more."

Me, dying a bit on the inside: "Big? You mean like me?"

LP, twisting the knife: "Big. Like kindergarten."

Me, holding out hope: "Won't you still need me to drive you places?"

LP, indicating our surroundings: "But I won't need you for, like, this."

Later, still sitting in the bathroom.

Me, clipping LP's toenails: "Stop moving!"

LP: "Don't cut my skin."

Me, getting frustrated: "I won't! Hold still!"

LP, channeling the Hoos: "Don't cut my skin...dammit!"


A's Mom said...

Yea they really know how to pull on you at just the moment. LMA started kicking us out of the bathroom while he's peeing.

Wenderina said...

See - A's Mom focuses on the hurt of growing up, and I focus on the funny moment of the "dammit!" Gotta love LP (and Hoos)