Thursday, May 27, 2010

Who's The Boss?

"Mum, can I be a mum one day when I grow up?"

Me: "No, sweetheart, but you can be a dad. Ladies are mums and men are dads."

Alex: "But I want to be a mum! Because I want to be the boss. And if I'm a dad, I'll only get to be the boss when the mum isn't there."

Fair point.

A Helping Hand

I am finding four to be the most gorgeous age yet. Alex and I were colouring in side-by-side when he leaned over to check on my work. "Oh, mum, that bit you're about to colour in is pretty tricky. You need to try and make sure you don't get the colour outside of the lines. I think I'd better do that bit." And he leaned over and coloured around the fingers and thumb of the figure I was working on. "There you go!" he smiled kindly and continued with his own work.