Two pieces of parental wisdom that I have shared with Caroline this week:
1. She came out of her playroom with her toy gun and said “Mama, I’m shooting you” and I said “Oh no sweetie, we don’t shoot people. We just shoot things like birds and dogs.” Um, yeah…that’s what I said. P. said it might be one of the most redneck sounding life lessons he’s ever heard.
Before you report me to the Humane Society or CPS, please know that I was really tired and in my mind I was thinking birds such as quail or dove because her daddy is a hunter. As for dogs…I don’t know where that came from, but I made sure I told her later that you don’t shoot dogs. We love dogs, we have two and I don’t want them shot.
2. After bathtime she was dawdling around and I said “Get over here and let’s get your pajamas on!” She said, “but Mama, I have the toots.” I’m sure my reply is one that Emily Post completely left out,”Well you can walk and toot at the same time.” Isn’t motherhood really about teaching them important skills to help them through life?.