Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Out of the Mouths of Babes

This one is dedicated to all the moms out there!

After a week of extra kids, Tim being gone for two -12 hour days, and a movie night with the neighborhood crew, I decided that we were having leftovers from a sandwich platter for dinner last Saturday night. I pulled out the goods. It was all there -bread, lettuce, meat, onions, cheese, etc. I was exhausted. I started fixing a sandwich. MY sandwich.

Isaiah paused near me while playing with his brother and sister in their wonderful, carefree way and said, "Don't put onions on my sandwich, Mom!"

Time stopped.

I took in a slow, calming breath and replied, "That won't be a problem since I'm not making your sandwich."

He responded with complete incredulity, "Well, who's sandwich are you making?"

You saw Terminator. Remember how we could see the world through his laser eye and all the information was being uploaded into the system to determine who gets, well, terminated? uh-huh. I whipped my head around, pinning Isaiah to the spot with my eyes, and I am almost positive that the words "Target Locked" flashed across the back of my retina. He slowly and sheepishly moved away.

I took MY sandwich, sat on the couch, and commenced to eat. Tim walked in from the bedroom and said, "Does any body else get to eat or just you?" You know what happened next, right?

Previous Target Deleted. New Target Data Uploaded. Target Locked.



Heather said...

So I'm dating this great guy who's an artist. He's mentioned to me before that it may not always be lucrative and that he might go off the beaten path from having a full-time job so he can put together art shows. In response, I'm like, "I don't want to be the one with a full-time job, the main care-giver of some kids, responsible for every meal, laundry and cleaning the house. I'm not saying I don't want to do those things, but if we're both able-bodied, I want to be able to share those responsibilities with you." It feels really good to get that off my chest and give him a heads up. Thanks, Amie, for providing an example of being able to take a break. P.S. I'm trying to figure out when I can come down and visit.

Aubrey said...

lol, love it :)

T & T Livesay said...

Tim is dead to me.

Lisa said...

second target wasn't destroyed right? just appropriately forewarned?

love it!

The Millenders said...

I will speak for all of us dutiful, fully devoted wife and mom that you should have served your entire family first and then if there was anything left over you would have your own sandwich! Try not being so selfish next time and you would be the Proverbs 31 wife. That is what I would have done!