Our neighbor was mowing his lawn (actually our lawns are more like pastures in this neighborhood) with a push mower and Thing 1 announced "______ is mowing!". I replied "Yes, he is working hard. People have to work hard when they grow up". (unless you are Rex or Rosemary Walls... but I digress)
Then I said "Mommy and Daddy both work hard, don't they?"
I want to be sure that Thing 1 values women, and when I say "women", I mean ME specifically. Being a stay at home mom is the toughest job I have ever had.
Thing 1 is already under the impression that his daddy has built basically everything in Fort Collins.
Example A: Daddy and Thing 1 are in the truck and Thing 1 points to a new building that is under construction and says "Is Daddy building that?". I start to shake my head no and Brock pipes up "Yep! I'm building that!".
Example 2: We are walking into the library and Thing 1 looks up and says "Wow! Did Daddy build this?" and I shake my head no and Brock bellows "Why yes I did son!". You see were this is going . According to my three year old and his father, Brock built the whole damn city. Super. Let's all lie to kid. I'm going to point at Victoria's Secret Catalog and tell him that it is me in the picture.
So I said to Thing 1 "Mommy works hard, just like Daddy
...yes, I tend to talk about myself in third person to carpet monkeys. I'm not sure why.
Thing 1 chirped "Mommy plants things!"
Yes, Mommy is quite the master gardener; a fact displayed by this incredibly healthy red pepper plant.
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