Saturday, August 09, 2008

Mom needs a vacation.

So I'm out of town right now and this is, seriously, the second time I've ever been out of town BY MYSELF, without the kiddos, in the past ten years. The first time was when Boy and Girl Child were about one and I went to be the Matron of Honor in a friend's wedding in another state. (Which, that just pissed me off by the way. My husband LEFT ME and we weren't living together, but we weren't legally divorced and my friend INSISTED that she would call me her MATRON. We aren't friends anymore. But anyway)

Boy Child, as is typical, was concerned about my leaving.

"Mom," he said on Thursday, "is this the weekend you are leaving us here alone?"

"Boy Child," I sighed. "You won't be alone."

"Well," he said quite seriously. "I have some concerns."

"Um, okay," I said. "But you have nothing to be worried about. Daddy will be here with you."

He stared at me and said,

"THAT'S WHAT I'M WORRIED ABOUT."

"Well son," I told him, trying not to laugh, "it will be fine. Don't worry."

"Well, what are his qualifications? Does he have any experience with children?"

"He's lived here with you for SEVEN YEARS son!"

"Well, but does he know anything about babies?"

"YOU AREN'T BABIES! YOU ARE TEN! YOU'LL BE FINE!"

"Oh," he said. "Can I just play video games the whole time?"

Sigh.

"That's fine, son. That's fine."

11 comments:

Heather said...

that's awesome!

Angie said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!! Enjoy your time. . . your kids still blow my mind!

Kimberly said...

Is it creepy that I just love that boy of yours to itty-bitty-bits?

Kiki said...

Boy child totally cracks me up.

giants fan said...

*smile*

M said...

Seriously. I nknow he's an older man and everyone is trying to betroth their daughters to him but pretty pretty please consider urging him to marry Lily some day. I SO need him as my son in law and you as my....whateverthefuck that would make us.

I am SO excited you got away by yourself! How thrilling! I cannot wait to hear all about it! Way to go for you! xoxoxoxox

Julie said...

Concerns my ass - I think boy child just wanted the a ok to play video games all weekend! : )

CPA Mom said...

Are you home? Did you have a wonderful time alone???

Boy Child rocks my socks.

SJ said...

Oh your son is hilarious! And good for you for taking a trip by yourself.

So.

You going to tell us about it?

J said...

haha! seriously, you have the awesomest and funniest kids ever. and they have an awesome and funny mom too!

Tara said...

love it!

I sure hope you enjoyed your time away!