Bordeaux on the Ferris Wheel

The “Thing 1” aka The Chicky B

So today was the day it happened. The kid’s four years old (going on 44) and she did kindly announce that it was wake up time and that I needed to get up. She said that the sun was out so it’s not rest time but wake up time. She encouraged me to get up. All I did was roll over. She said “mommy get up.” All I did was shove a tablet in her face with Spongebob the Movie on it and roll over the other way. She gave me one final chance to get up and I just curled up and sunk back in my bed under the covers. She just didn’t understand that Mommy and Daddy wanted adult time last night and tried to replay a moment in our lives where we didn’t have kids and could stay up all night. Truthfully, we barely made it to midnight. My, oh my, how times have changed!

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An accurate comic about what we both looked like on the couch at around midnight.

Next thing I know the kid leaves the room and then comes back shortly bearing the gift of clothes. “Mommy, I’m getting dressed.” She’s a fashionista so I’m not at all worried about the clothes she chose to wear. Seriously, even the outfits I find most questionable are still cute as you don’t know what.

Case And Point.  Isn’t she not the cutest?!

Yet and still, I did nothing but said “okay”. Then she left the room and it happened. Silence. Silence happened. EVERYONE KNOWS silence and a four-year old don’t mix. I got up and sat on the edge of the bed. I called her name. Still silence. I called her name a little louder. Silence continued. I put my feet on the floor to get ready to put on clothes to find her.  That’s when her muffled mouth replied, “I’m eating mommy!” “Eating what?”, I replied. With a clearer mouth she said, “Chicken!” She fed herself her chicken strips while watching television. That’s when I realized the last part of her toddler dependence is gone. I always could count on feeding her to be a reason she needs me but that has now switched to the last hurdle: tying shoes. But after today, I realized she is beginning to fully understand her kid independence.

Therefore, in honor of the ever-changing Parent Thing, I’ve gathered some awesome comics together for a laugh. I hope you enjoy!

 

Until next time…have a wonderful Saturday! As for me, it’s time to have this conversation:

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