Conversations With a 9-Year-Old: Living with Grandma

So while my dad and I worked on installing new outdoor light fixtures at my house, my mom helped the kids clean their rooms! Anyone who really KNOWS my daughter and her hoarding tendencies can imagine what a monumental task that was. So later that night as I was tucking her in and telling her how great her room looked…

CHLOE: Mom. I don’t know HOW you lived with her.

ME: (laughing) Why is that?

CHLOE: She kept saying we were almost done but then we never were!

ME: Oh, you mean like I do?

CHLOE: Well yeah, but she was just so… HAPPY about it.

(So basically my mom isn’t as bitchy as I am. I’m sure everyone who knows her is SHOCKED to hear it.)

Conversations with a 13-Year-Old: Mustache Madness

Conversation with Chase in the car today:

CHASE: (looking at himself in the mirror) Mom, I’m getting a mustache.
ME: I know. It’s freaking me out.
CHASE: Why?
ME: Why are you getting a mustache? Or why is it freaking me out?
CHASE: Why am I getting a mustache? At my age??
ME: Puberty.
CHASE: Haha, no but seriously. Why?
ME: Seriously. Puberty.
CHASE: Oh gawd.
ME: Yeah. It’s freaking me out. I don’t know anything about shaving that stuff so I don’t know what we’re gonna do.
CHASE: I’m gonna be one of those 8th graders with a big furry mustache!
ME: Um NO. No you are not. We will figure it out. YouTube can help us.
CHASE: Oh good.

NOTE: He would absolutely kill me if he knew I posted this. So shhhhh….!

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