Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Daughter is Ready to Move Out...At 3

We've had the discussion before. When she's not happy with a decision I've made or just wants to be funny. She says, "I want a new mommy." Boy do I remember doing this very same thing. It doesn't bother me, I know it's just a phase. I know she'll probably really want a new Mommy when she hist her teenage years, but for now we just have fun with it.

Yesterday when she said it I told her to go pack a bag of things she wanted to take and I would drop her off at the corner and let her ask someone to take her home. She had already picked out her new mommy and said "No. I want to go to Abby's house and have her mommy be my new Mommy." I said "Okay. Maybe we can switch for her little brother. I'm sure Boog would love a brother." She grabbed her purse and headed for the door. I asked if she thought she might need some clothes and she said "Yes. Will you go pack them for me?" Trying not to laugh, I said "That's really not my job anymore, seeing as you're firing me from being your mommy." She said, "Let's just go then." I said "Are you sure...with just your purse?" She replied "Yes." I asked if she wanted her "laptop", She said "Sure. Do you know where it is?" I explained that maybe we could keep in touch. I told her I'd load some live chat software on her laptop and bring it to her later. I was hoping we could "stay in touch." Again she said "Let's go." I asked her why she was waiting at the door and she said "You have to drive me there." I then played the hurt mommy. I put my head in my hands and explained that I couldn't drive her because I wouldn't be able to see through my tears. She pulled my hands from my face... gave me her gorgeous smile and said "Mommy. I'm just kidding." Then she walked over to the couch, took her shoes off and started watching TV.

This morning she made sure to tell me over and over that I was her best friend.

Tomorrow, the "new mommy" is dropping off her son for a couple hours so she can go work out. I'm not saying anything to my precious little girl. I want to see what her reaction will be. Is that mean?


  1. Well as the new mommy, I am touched. However, she will soon realize that she probably has it better over there. Here she would have to sleep in her own bed (GASP!) and eat whatever I fix for orders taken in this house! lol

    Oh and yes that is mean....I hope she just doesn't freak out when I drop little man off!!


  2. LOL, kinda mean, but totally funny! I would love to see her face when they show up!

  3. LOL...oh my I hope you have the camera ready for this. To be a fly on the wall and know what was in her head. lol

    Love it, cute story and love the way you handled it too. Bravo Mommy

    To many young Mom's today sit and talk about this, well why would you want a new mommy; don't you know that hurts my feelings, etc. etc.

    You way is far better, and look at the results.



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