Gremlins and candy.

by mssinglemama on June 22, 2012

A conversation with Benjamin (who just turned six).

Benjamin: “Mommy, do you have to go to work today?”

Me: “Yes.”

Benjamin: “Why do adults have to work, even in the summer?”

Me: “I’ll tell you, but you’re not going to like the answer.”

Benjamin: “Tell me, tell me!”

Me: With a dramatic pause, “Adults never get a summer break.”

He gasps. His mouth drops open and his eyes widen.

Benjamin: “No way? Except for weekends, right?”

Me: “Yes, there are Saturdays and Sundays. That’s why sometimes we just want to lay around on the weekend.”

Benjamin: “Do you like your job?”

Me: “Oh, yeah, I love it. But, I started my own business – that makes it more fun.”

Benjamin: “So, you’re the boss of everyone?”

Me: “Yes. But I don’t really call myself their boss.”

Benjamin: “So, you can tell them ‘Hey you! Go get me some candy or else you’re fired!’”

I’ll have to admit, it’s a job perk I hadn’t thought of before. Smart little Gremlin.

 

Related posts:

  1. Am I Single Mother By Choice?
  2. What’s a single working mama to do?

{ 1 trackback }

Gremlins and candy. | Women | Kenya
June 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Daria June 23, 2012 at 8:27 am

We should think only about the sweet side of the business and children teach us how to do it:)

Reply

you2meet June 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

agreed daria with your comment

Reply

sarah July 9, 2012 at 10:41 am

Isn’t it amazing how their minds work? I love how my toddler reminds me of how awesome and fun life is. It’s really hard as an adult to lose track of that when you’re a single parent, working full time, and going to school.

Reply

vanessia September 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm

When the man I love broke up with me, my world fell apart. I had gone to several casters and I got no results or insufficient ones. I found drmarkrobbinspelhome@gmail.com and gave another try to retrieve my lover and restore the passionate relationship I had with him. I’m so glad I did and trusted him. He performed a spiritual cleansing to banish negative energies and cast a love spell. After 3days, the man I missed dearly started to call me and told me few days ago that he still loves me and wants to try again. Thank you

Reply

Leave a Comment