Conversations with my Kid – The Mother’s Day Edition

I know. It’s Sunday. And I completely missed our Friday “Conversations” ritual.  It’s because of what I wrote about last Friday. I’m working. So my blog life is kinda going *poof!*

It’ll come back though. It always does.

So now for a special Sunday edition of “Conversations with My Kid”….


Last night we were having a casual family dinner around the dinner table and we were chatting about this most awesome day of the year, Mother’s Day, when I get to guilt my kids into believing that for one magical day they should listen and do every single thing I say without giving me any backtalk or whining or doing what they do every other day of the year, pretending not to hear me.

And Claire says….

“I don’t think it should just be Mother’s Day.  It should be our day too. I mean you get TWO days a year that are all yours. Mother’s Day AND your birthday.  And WE only get one. Our birthdays.”

And even though I felt like saying what I’ve heard MY mother say a million times in my life, “Well, EVERYDAY is your day,” I instead said, “Well, Claire, you have a point there. Without the three of you, I wouldn’t even BE a mother. So yeah, it is kinda your day too.”

She smiled considering the thought.  And then she said…

“And without us, you wouldn’t have TWO extra rooms.  Our bedrooms!

So I guess if I want more rooms in my home, I gotta pop out some more kids.

Oh yeah. The adventure of motherhood. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.


Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful mothers.  Thanks for sharing the journey with me out here in white space land.

And if you happen to have a “Conversations with My Kid” post that you want to share, link up!

4 Responses to “Conversations with my Kid – The Mother’s Day Edition”

  1. Amy says:

    I love it. How their brains think is absolutely incredible.

    Happy Mother’s Day to one of the best I know!!!!

  2. Jo says:

    Happy Mama’s Day – a day late!

  3. Ash says:

    Good for you for resisting the urge to point out every day is their day – I wouldn’t have been so nice 🙂

    Now get to working on more bedrooms!

  4. Catherine says:

    I never thought of it that way. Next time someone I know has a baby I’ll be sure to congratulate them on the addition of another room to their family. 😉

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