Exhibit A above: G Monkey’s story about Mommy posted in the hallway at his preschool. Click on the picture to read first hand, then come back here for the explanations???
Preschool is at a church so lots of people get to read this on Sundays. Awesome.
1) ”My Mommy has green eyes and greasy hair”
Okay my hair can get a little greasy, but seriously, the kid is obsessed.
After I stopped to read his story at school his teacher called me over to see a picture he had painted of himself with his parents. See exhibit B below. I have brown hair and if you look closely you will see the green grease he insisted on painting in my hair. He actually told his teacher that he needed some green paint to make Mommy’s hair greasy like it should be. No abstract artist here. I think he is going for more of the portrait look.
To be fair to the kid doesn’t see me looking all that pretty very often. I work from home so I usually just throw on some clothes in the morning, run him to school/camp and back home to work. I probably only wear make up about 2 days a week, depending on my schedule.
True Side Story: I had an appointment the other day and walked out of my bathroom dressed and told G Monkey it was time to Rocket. He hid his face in shame and said, “I don’t want to see you”.
GM: Your make up. I can’t look at it.
He was so dramatic about it you would have thought I had been seriously deformed. It reminded me of that bloopers episode when Seinfeld was ending and Kramer says “don’t look at me. I’m hideous”.
Oh Seinfeld, how I miss you… Great Television. Now, other than premium cable channels, the TV is covered up with Jersey Shore and other reality crap.
True Story: I have a hard time hiding my disdain for reality TV. It’s rubber-necking at it’s finest. It takes writing jobs away from writers. It makes untalented people famous. But most importantly, if I want to see people make asses of themselves I can just walk over to the Florabama on a Monday night.
Back to the hair. I have always been known for my “crazy” hair. It is short and sticks straight up every morning when I wake up. It is a constant source of jokes for family and anyone else who has ever been lucky enough to wake up near me. About 12 hours after a washing it is greasy. Let’s just say I am a big fan of dry shampoo.
True Story: A grandparent at preschool asked me if I was a late night nurse that worked crazy shifts?
Grandparent: Oh, you just look like you work crazy shifts.
Not so sure that was a compliment. Maybe I should step up my game. I’m certainly not going to meet single hot dad at school at this rate.
2) “I don’t know how old she is”
I really thought he knew how old I was because at bed time the other night I said, “night-night baby. I love you”.
G Monkey: I love you too old lady.
I shut the door and thought, “who is that kid”?
3) “Her favorite thing to eat is salad”
Really? Salad? No. I mean I think salad is lovely but it certainly wouldn’t be my last meal. I guess he sees me eat a lot of salad because it’s easy and I am not cooking for just me. Plus, isn’t salad about 90% of most women’s food intake?
4) ”Her favorite thing to drink is diet coke”
Okay, I think we can all agree that I dodged a major bullet on the diet coke. Whew! The teacher said only 1 kid ratted their parents out on the booze, and it wasn’t mine. Score. It’s the little things that make me happy.
I have mentioned before that G Monkey calls all adult beverages beer. He will put a bottle of wine on the conveyor belt at the grocery store and scream, “here’s your beer Mommy”.
5) ”Mommy doesn’t do anything fun by herself.
Hahaha. Sweet, innocent baby boy. He would be so proud to see Mommy dancing at the Florabama when he is with his Daddy.
He told me I looked pretty earlier this week. He is either the sweetest kid in the world or he really knows how to BS. He also made homemade cards for some of his friends from school. Some, that is. Not all made the cut. I guess they might as well start finding out the truth about life in preschool. We don’t all make the cut all the time.
G Monkey is learning. The last day of spring break I took him to swim in the bay at a restaurant where a lot of kids and dogs run around. I saw him trying to hang out with these older girls on a raft. He came slouching all pouty out of the water and over to me.
GM: They told me to go away.
Me: I’m sorry Baby. Some kids are like that. There are some other kids out there to play with.
He sat down and picked up his slice of pizza and said almost to himself, “I hate when they do that”.
BREAK. YOUR. HEART.
6) ”She works at her work and shows a paper”
I work at my work like most of you. I was thinking he would say I show houses as he has been to several last-minute showings with me. I had to think about “showing a paper”. Then I realized anytime that he is with me and we stop by my office I turn in paperwork or files. Those little observant cookie crumblers. I do show papers at my work!
7) “She make me laugh when she puts a towel on my head”
I have done that once. You never know what makes an impression.
8) “Mommy is special to me when she cleans up her trash”
Let me clarify.I clean up my trash when I am yelling at my first-born, The Demanding Paw. If she feels she has been inconvenienced at all in her precious little life she will get into my bathroom trash can and pull the trash out all over the floor just for a little “eff you”.
If there happens to be no trash in the can she will bite the end of the toilet paper and pull that out instead.
There is no crossing the Demanding Paw. You will pay.
My son thinks it is special to see steam come out of my ears while I pick up little pieces of trash all over the house and yell at the dog.
9) “I know Mommy loves me because I have $143 dollars”
Excuse me a minute.
True Story: I promise I was not just digging through my 4-year-old’s room and piggy bank looking for $143 dollars.
It’s got to be here somewhere.