The other night I got Dude down early and Mini Me and I bolted out the door for a little Target shopping and hot chocolates.
As we were driving she told me she liked times like this....when it was just the 2 of us. I told her I did too.
Then the conversation happens...(the one that all my kids seem to want to have with me....you know the "WOW I bet it's cool to be an only child" conversation)
And then I have to remind them of how lonely they would be all day not having the others to play or chat with....yes, even fight with. How they would miss out on all the funny things Lily and Reid are doing.....and I have to remind them of the friends they have that ARE only children that love to come to our house where the chaos is b/c it's so full of life. (not saying the only child's house isn't, but come on....we have 5 loud (points to Lily) kids running amuck half the time...there is always something going on here....and a cookie or two to eat)
Then Mini Me pauses....
"What?" I ask
Mini Me: "Well you know Jake is sort of an extra." she says
Me: "An Extra? What's that mean?"
Mini Me: "Well you know how on a sitcom there is always an extra person that doesn't really do much....they just sort of walk around and are just there....well that's Jake"
Me: (don't even know what to say to that)
Mini Me: "You know?"
Me: "No sweetie I don't know........I mean Jake is a bit quiet and does play on the computer a bunch"
(deep sigh....don't you just love how your kids perceive each other)
Jake is my quiet sweet one. He has the kindest heart of anyone. He is always asking me how I am doing....smiles every chance he can.....and Lily and Reid are drawn to him. Some girl is sure gonna fall hard for this one.
He can also have a temper.....I love seeing his little face....(ok not little, he's 13) It turns all red and he frowns and stomps about....haha...I can't help but laugh at him when he does and then he starts trying not to smile.
Lily loves to play swords with him. She will get every kitchen gadget from the drawers and pretend to spank him....Ok no idea where she gets this...as if the child ever gets spankings
So...there you have another installment of A CONVERSATION WITH ME AND MINI ME
I'm glad to know my kids are like extras......