Monday, October 20, 2008

Can you see with those on? Yeah, but it's really dark.

This was the exchange I had with Lily this morning after, upon walking out into the semi-darkness of our predawn trudge to the bus stop, she insisted on wearing her sunglasses. She was also wearing her faux fur coat, which is badly in need of a toss in the gentle cycle, a pink floppy hat, and a string of hot pink beads that somehow got twisted around her neck about a block from the house and she started grabbing at it, "Mama! I'm stuck!"

Quick-thinking wondermother plucked the necklace from her tender throat and and placed it in my pocket for safekeeping (ie to be tossed in the garbage as soon as I saw her off to school). She also decided to hand me the glasses before the end of our walk, and those got slipped into my pocket without a thought as well. She said, "Mama, don't forget to give those back to me! I want to wear them to school!"

We met up with my friend Julie and her daughter Ella, and listened to their little girl conversation as we hurried to meet the school bus. (Ella: "who invented food?"
Lily: "My mom doesn't like to eat pigs or cows")

It wasn't until I got off the train in the city and started walking to work that I put my hand in my pocket and felt the little sunglasses.

Sometimes being a working mother is kind of hard.

19 comments:

jeremy said...

but pigs taste good.

so, so good.

Krissyface said...

so does fakin' bacon.

Kimber said...

mmmmmmm... Baaaacon.

I "accidentally" forget to hand stuff back to my daughter sometimes. It's my job. At least your daughter will still own sunglasses when she gets home.

Mr. Poopie said...

And a sewer rat might tast like pumpkin pie, but I'll never know cuz I won't eat the filthy motherfucker!

I couldn't resist the opportunity for a movie quote!

The power of ham compels me!

Warped Mind of Ron said...

That's OK she'll never remember she even had a pair of sunglasses later. Mmmmmm.... bacon.

Scooter said...

Uncooked pork kills. Cooked pork kills slowly.

I suppose the entity that invented food was the first prokaryotic single celled organism that derived energy from its environment.

Tell Ella that.

Krissyface said...

I cannot help but notice that this post was about my daughter, yet all you people seemed to glean from it was bacon references.

Scooter said...

Ok, fine. Your daughter wears sun glasses at night. So she can watch you weave, then breathe.

Happy now?

xl said...

"bacon references"

You've found the level of the room!

Jack said...

What was the hardest part?

Jack said...

And is Julie hot?

Memphis Steve said...

You may not realize it, but you have a great life.

jeremy said...

lily's future's so bright...

Krissyface said...

I freakin love you guys.

Scoot, you know, I never knew the exact lyrics to that song? my goodness, you've just opened a whole new world to me.

XL, no shit.

Jack, oh, there are just too many hard parts to describe. And yes, Julie's hot. And she has 3 kids.

Steve, thank you. It's nice to be reminded.

J, yeah, yeah, I get it.

Jack said...

Sorry, K. Hang in there. 8^)

catscratch said...

Ech... swine. I'd gag.

Kids are precious. I have Lil T this week and he cracks me up with the stuff he says.

nitewalk6 said...

On another tangent... Lily was supporting the Komen foundation with her pink beads. Good on her!!!

Scooter said...

Oh, that's right! October is booby health month.

SAVE THE BOOBIES!

::::wifemothermaniac:::: said...

what a fashionable little deva! I've become such a frump these days, maybe she has some fashion tips to throw this way ;)

mmmm, pigs, proscuitto!