I have been asked to do many things in my life time. Some of these requests have been legitimate, the rest…come from my kids.
I never thought I would get asked some of the things I get asked on a regular basis from my kids. I never thought I would be asked some of the things I’ve been asked on a non-regular basis. It really does blow my mind what my kids ask for some times. I guess it’s a good thing though because then I have plenty of material for “Things my kids say Monday“, right?
I’m also very concerned for what they place priority and significance on.
But really what do I know?
I know that when I was a kid my priorities were a lot different than they are now. Perhaps, it should be a greater priority and of greater significance to put together the last Lego pieces before escaping a house fire, who am I to judge?
Everybody is different after all. It’s only a matter of living vs. burning alive, silly me for thinking it is more serious than that.
The other day Little Man combined these two habits to make for one awesome request.
I had given him a snack – not a four course meal or fine dining by any means – just a snack. He was happily chewing it (as loudly as possible – another topic for another day) beside me at the table when he suddenly asked to be excused. I allowed his request and as he was walking away he said, “Hey mom, I’m going potty” (good to know, thanks), “If someone breaks in, make sure you hide my food!”
When he returned to his snack, I asked him, if someone broke in should I hide him, his brother and myself first or the food?
He looked at me like I had just questioned his very existence and with a straight face he said, “Mom, I have to have food to eat, if someone breaks in and takes it I will be hungry.”
Oh my, I worry about this child…
What are some funny requests your kids have made of you? Are my kids the only ones so protective of their food, or are yours there too? Share your own “Things my kids say Monday” with us.
Oh and make sure you check out this lady at Double the Batch – I love that someone else has to say the weirdest stuff to their kids – things she never thought she would actually hear coming out of her own mouth!