Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes...

This weekend, I was baby-sitting a friend of mine's daughter. She's a very spirited, very perceptive almost five-year-old.

We were playing with her stuffed animals. She was pretending to be the baby ladybug (a boy, for some reason), and I was the mommy ladybug. Here's how the conversation went:

Baby: (crying softly) I don't want to grow up because I don't want to leave you, Mommy.
Mommy: I'll always love you, though, even if you don't live with me.
Baby: No you won't.
Mommy: Yes I will. I'll always be your mommy.
Baby: But it will be different. I'll have a wife, and that's like a different type of mommy.

I was trying so hard to stifle my laughter. What do you say to that? I just hope Darby considers me a wife wife, and not a mommy/wife. :)


Brenton and Jenna Lane said...

HOW CUTE IS THAT!!! I would not have been able to contain my laughter!

The Lances said...

As a Mommy to two boys, I couldn't stop crying (from laughing) when I read that!!! TOO cute!

Kalyn Gensic said...

With my mad baby-sitting skills, I probably would have brought up Freud at that point. Which is why I should never babysit. Ever.

Matt said...

Wait, you mean that's not the way it works? That settles it. No marriage.