When I’m A Grown Up There Won’t Be Homework


Five year old:  (sighing deeper into his booster seat)  I can’t wait ’til I’m a grown up, then I won’t have to do homework and I can eat popsicles any time I want.

Me:  Aw, honey.  Being a kid is awesome.  Trust me.  I know homework feels weird right now, but homework helps you learn – It’s important… and there are tons of other stuff you get to do when you’re a kid that I know you really really like.

Five year old:  (squirming)  Arrrrrgnnnn!  I can’t even wait ’til I’m all grown up.  I’m gonna explode it’s so far away. (deflated)  It’ll probably be pretty messy.

Me:  Well, try to wait until we’re out of the car.  You know, when you’re a grown up you may not have homework, but you’ll probably have to go to work.  Plus there is all kinds of other work you’ll have to do – like go buy your own food, cook, do laundry, wash dishes, keep your house clean every day…

Five year old: Well, not if there’s a mommy around somewhere.

Me: *blink* *blink* *blink*


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PS – Don’t tell him he was right about the popsicles.

PPS – We will be accepting applications for the position of “Mommy Around Somewhere”…

because it ain’t gonna be me.

PPS – BlogHer as syndicated one of my posts today. They changed the title, but the words are mine.  You can read it here: Thank You.




One response to “When I’m A Grown Up There Won’t Be Homework”

  1. Alison says:

    Mommies are so useful!

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