This morning at breakfast:
Caleb: "Mom, did you know that Dad is not only bigger and stronger than you, but he is also smarter than you."
Me: "Excuse me?"
(Older children's cereal-filled spoons freeze mid-air to guage my response...)
Caleb: "Yes, Mom. It's true."
Me: "Well, Dad is smarter than me in many ways. Wanna know why I think your Daddy is so smart?" (heads nod) He can build things, he is smarter with technology; and he is good at his career, which mommy knows nothing about."
"But what's something mommy knows a lot about that Daddy doesn't understand?"
~the silence in the room is frightening me~
~nobody offers any ideas~
So I say, "What about music?"
All 4 chitlins giggle politely as they nod their happy little heads and say with a sigh of relief, "OH YES!"
Emma: And you're smarter about braiding and curling our hair, Mama!
~ that certainly calls for celebration; at least an IQ point or two higher for sure~
Me: "So Caleb, why do you think Daddy is smarter than mommy?"
Caleb: "Because he can eat a whole package of Ramen noodles and you can't."
Applicable quote for the day: "When you're feeling down, just remember you're the one sperm that won the race!"
courage for the week 8.20.17
3 days ago