Monday, September 17, 2007

It's confirmed. I'm 'Just a Mommy'!

Conversation between Miss E and I in the car returning from the weekly grocery shopping.

Miss E: Baby J is a boy.

Me: That's right. Who else is a boy in our house?

Miss E: Daddy!

Me: Good girl. Are you a boy?

Miss E: *chuckles* No, I'm a girl.

Me: Good girl, that's right. Who else is a girl in our house?

Miss E: Hmm, I don't know.

Me: Is Mommy a girl?

Miss E: *chuckles very loudly* NO!

Me: Well, then what am I? Is Mommy a lady?

Miss E: No!

Me: Is Mommy a woman?

Miss E: *laughing uproariously* No, you're not, silly.

Me: Well? What am I?

Miss E: You're Mommy!


Bang go any notions I have of proving myself to be witty, intelligent and worthy as an individual beyond motherhood. At least in my daughter's eyes!

11 comments:

Mom Chatter said...

That's too sweet! :) You'll just have to work on showing her what a witty, intelligent MOMMY you are! Sounds like she already thinks you're pretty funny. :)

Jessica said...

You're not JUST a Mommy, though--you are THE MOMMY. Queen of the Universe, I told my daughter. Often enough that if you ask her, she'll tell you I am a queen! :)

Kimberly said...

I think being defined as "Mommy" isn't necessarily a bad thing in her opinion. Maybe it was a compliment?

andi said...

Hey - I'm just a mommy too!

Bananas said...

And it's not a bad thing to "just" be, truth be told! Just a Mommies Unite!

Annie said...

No, it's definitely not a bad thing, at all.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Yep, I've had that conversation with my daughter too. She's almost 13 now and she still thinks I'm just a mommy, but a necessary one.

Flamenco Mom said...

Ah yes, we've had that discussion here at my house too. But now my daughter says, "well, you're not JUST a MOM; you're a chef, a teacher, a cleaning lady, a taxi driver, and a laundry woman!" LOL

Brillig said...

hahahaha. That's darling. I bet "mommy" is the very nicest thing she can think to call you. Such a cute story!

shauna said...

That things kids say--it makes you wonder what other thoughts are swirling around in their heads that they're not articulating. And while she's saying you're "just a mommy," I bet it's really a grand compliment--you exceed categorization and are in a group of your own.

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

That's the best compliment ever from her!!