Hairy men

I thought I was doing a great job. I thought i was so right on. I put my career on hold for a few years so I could take care of the kids. Not that it was very hard. I had quite a stressful job. Loads of responsibilities, everything done at speed, working lunches etc. I thought yea, look after the kids, get them a good start in life, go to the park, drink coffee……
And then the little man says
“I don’t want to be hairy and a man when I’m a grown up, I’m going to be a lady”
Now there’s a statement to stop me in my nappy changing tracks. And why would he have come to this conclusion?
“ladies don’t have to go to work. They just stay home and clean up the breakfast things”!!!
So, it starts already. I can hear myself whinging,
“no one appreciates what I do all day. I’m not the maid”
Seems I am. So, so much for a great start. My son thinks men are hairy and cycle to work, ladies just put away the breakfast things and make dessert and he thinks you can choose to be either!
So we, rather I, (I could see him drifting off to the Lego in his mind already), had this big long monologue about all the ladies we know who have (real) jobs, about how I used to have a job in an office and cycle to work, about how men can stay home and mind the kids too…..he turns to me all serious and says
“is Iggle piggle bigger than me?”

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9 responses

  1. Oh yes I’ve been there. I said I was looking forward to the holiday and my daughter said “you’re always on holiday” grrrrrr! I think it’s only when you have your own children you can appreciate your parents.

    1. Oh yes. Totally agree. I never knew how much my poor mum did for us or what she put up with. So true.

  2. So true so true. Everyone goes on about what a valuable job you’re doing as a mum etc etc, but I’m still waiting for this big revolution when they actually act like we’re important!

    1. Yup. Might have a weekend away so they’d appreciate me 😉

  3. This hilarious! Out of the mouths of babes eh?! I think there is a bloggers’ linky about funny things kids say, by Actually Mummy. Have you linked up?

    1. No I haven’t. I’ll look that up. Thank you. Yes, he is great for the one liners these days. He just said ” thank you for the delicious dinner Grandma. It’s a bit of a shame the meat is hard”! Luckily my MIL loves him so much.

  4. Awww there is no reasoning with a small person…believe me I have tried!

  5. Mine are 9 and 11 and I’m still waiting for some sense of appreciation. Came here from love New Blogs. I really like your design – its so simple and clear.

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