Thursday, March 4, 2010
The "Other" Momma
All children amaze me when it comes telling what is on their little minds. The truth of what they are thinking, well, it just comes out. In Alden's case, sameness is essential for him. Even when it comes to his momma. When I was working full time, I would wake up, shower, and get ready before I would get the kids up. The kids saw me dressed, "made up," and ready to go. Since leaving my job, I still wake up before the kids, so I have time to jump in the shower and have a little time to get ready before the chaos begins. However, there are times when my little guy, Alden, hears me and wakes up at the same time. Alden has to wake up early to get ready for his 2 1/2 hours of preschool. Alden will come into the bathroom and look at me. Staring. I give him a big hug and tell him, "Good morning, Alden." "I am so proud of you for waking up all by yourself." Alden, still staring at me, will then say, "Where did the other momma go?" "I want the other momma." OK. I just have to crack up. Do I have to get up even earlier just to put makeup on for my three year old? :) Alden does get over the fact that I am not made up and I get him off to school. When Alden arrives home on the bus, he hugs me, then just stares at me... In shear excitement, Alden exclaims, "It's the other momma!" Got to love it!