Thursday, May 26, 2011

Roles and Rolls

Are you ready for this?

Today, Little Miss Lil informed me that she knew all about the responsibilities of a mother.  She approached me in the kitchen (and why am I always in the kitchen?) and plainly stated:  "I'm going to be the mom today.  I know what a mom does, and I'm going to do it."

Naturally, I was curious.  If my four-year-old's insight could help me better understand my "role of motherhood," then I would consider that information to be as awesome as solving the energy crisis...or watching a "Whale Wars" marathon on TV.  

And speaking of my "role of motherhood"... (Ready for a tangent?)  If I owned a bakery I would name a big, fat, fresh-out-of-the-oven cinnamon roll with gobs of ooey-gooey icing, "ROLL of Motherhood."  I would give those rolls to mamas having a bad day, i.e. when their first child decides to paint their second child's face and head with yogurt AFTER spilling a new box of Apple Jacks all over the floor.  I would say, "You need a 'Roll of Motherhood.'  It has healing powers.  It will make you feel better.  Take it.  Free of charge."  Wouldn't that be fantastic?!  Rolls to help us through our roles!  (I may be on to something here...)

But, I digress.

I had to know what my daughter thought about being a mom.  I had to get inside that darling head of hers.  I got down on my knees, looked Ms. Lilly square in the eye, and eagerly asked her,  "What does a mom do?"

She gave me a list:
     *a mom does the dishes
     *a mom "sweeps the floor real good"
     *occasionally a mom "has to leave her kids to go pee-pee"
     *a mom poops in the toilet

WOW!  Guess I had it all wrong.  I mean...WHO KNEW IT WAS THAT EASY?!  Dishes, sweeping, pooping, peeing!  I've got this mom thing in the bag!


*Sigh*  I think I need a cinnamon roll...

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