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.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

My Morning Deception

I try to always be honest with the kids, even the hard stuff.  I may be guilty of over-sharing in times of stress, but I try to explain why things are the way they are.

Today, however, I set out to deceive.

I put extra energy into it.

My kids know that my income is all we have coming in.  If Mom doesn't work, someone goes without something.

They also know that they are the 2 most important people in my life... and sometimes, they play on that.

They are both good students and, for the most part, enjoy going to school.  They also seek out opportunities to get alone time with Mom.

Both have missed 2 days of school this year that, in all honesty, could have been avoided.  The whole 24 hours without a fever thing came into play, and they also fell on days I was off from work.

See where I'm going with this?

Today started as any other.  Handsome gets up at 6:30, coughing and sneezing.  Eats a sandwich for breakfast and watches some videos after getting dressed.

I wake Puddin Pop at 7:15.  She is "tired and cold" and wants me to check to see if she has a fever.

That's where my deceptive idea came to mind.

Rather than having the conversation, for the millionth time, of the importance of going to school, the extra homework NOT going creates, and how it's THEIR job, I chose to deceive.

I got dressed for work.  I wear khakis and a business logo shirt to work so it's obvious where I'm headed.

They would never ask to stay home, when I have to work, unless they absolutely HAD to.

I finished getting them fed, dressed and out the door...

 and then changed back into my lounge clothes.

I'm off today.

What deceptions have you been guilty of?


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  2. When mine was little I really never had a day off that wasn't vacation, so can't quite relate here, but...nothing wrong with you having a day for yourself. Haven't been to your blog is ages, cause the link kept taking me to the dreaded google+ page instead. But, since I'm once again going through all those on the blog log, decided to look around your profile page and find your actual blog...and I am. I've also changed the link to the blog on the blog log. Not sure why I missed doing that before...anyway, got it fixed now.

    Looks like you don't blog much anymore, though of course I see you on facebook, I still prefer blogging.

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