Little kids are so entertaining. Miriam and Becky have been saying the funniest things lately. These are all just from this week:
- Miriam (5) to Becky (3): "You can't just go to mom and say, 'So-and-so did such-and-such.' She will just tell you she does not want to hear a tattle. But if you are slick about it, you can actually get someone in trouble." Yes, that is the goal - to get a sibling in trouble! Hahahahaha!!!!
- Me (as we are pulling out of the driveway): "Becky, did you buckle up?" Becky: "Well, yeah, Mom, we are on the road, don't you know??"
- Becky (3) also scolded me for throwing away a used tea bag: "You spent a fortune on that!"
- Miriam and Becky also tore down a glass shower door by accident. Thankfully, there was no broken glass, and nobody got hurt. When I asked them what the big crash was about, Miriam just coolly responded, "I'll tell you about it later."
In addition to the entertainment value, having lots of kids also comes in handy for lazy people like myself, because they do all the work. No, really! Just ask Alice, who left this comment:
''I can neglect the housework for one day, and them make them pitch in with cleaning up the aftermath.'' [quoting me from this post]
So basically what you're saying is that you're too lazy to bother doing anything, so you had kids in order to make them clean. Nice.
Well, what can I say to that? My gig is up, the truth is out - all thanks to discerning readers like Alice. Moms of many like me live on easy street - we breed just to have more hands to help around the house. Never mind that those extra hands are responsible for the extra messes, never mind that hiring a full time, live-in housecleaner/maid/cook would be cheaper and easier than paying for the kids, never mind that said free indentured servants have to be taught and trained how to help with, more than hinder, the daily work, never mind that people everywhere are not having kids because it is so much work and costs a fortune. Never mind all that.
Oh, truly, it is glorious to sit back and eat bonbons on the sofa all day while keeping the kids working hard day in, day out.
Or maybe some people are just jealous because they themselves raised self-entitled, lazy, selfish whiners? No, couldn't be.