Saturday, December 22, 2007

Overheard in the Thorns household

If you were a fly on the wall today you would have enjoyed a little conversation between 7 year old son and myself. First you should know that I do in fact encourage belief in the "Mom has eyes in the back of her head" philosophy of parenting. It is quite good at keeping your children honest. They never know what you may be 'seeing' or hearing for that matter. I always love to have an opportunity to exhibit my skills to my children to reinforce this adage.

Today my son asks me, "Do you really have eyes in the back of you head, Mom?"
"Of course I do."
"How did you get them?"
"When I became a mommy."
"Do all mommy's have them?"
"Do Daddy's get them too?"
"Do you think your Daddy has them? Does he always know what is going on in this house? Can you fool Daddy?""
"No, Daddy doesn't always know, and we can fool him."
"Do you think Daddy has them?"
"No. But why doesn't Maria (six year old sister, pox sufferer at the moment) have them? She will be a mommy someday."
"Well, if she is a mommy she will get them, but not until."
"Well how come Daddy's don't get them?"
"Because only Mommy's do."
"Why can't I get them?"
"Because you are not a mommy."
"Do you see better with the eyes in the front or on the back?"

I anticipate more questions on this in the future. This is my analytic philosopher son. LOL. He is so smart about some things, but this one apparently offends his sense of justice, and his sense of reason. He is, rather amusingly, quite stumped. I have demonstrated enough to him, apparently, that I do have these eyes to make his little mind spin off track. He won't let up until he solves the mystery, which we all know of course, he never will. Insert evil mommy laugh ;-)


SagHarborGifts said...

Evil mommy laugh! For the longest time my son was convinced that I had eyes in the back of my head too! Love "listening" to your conversation.

Alexandra said...

A joyous Christmas to you and your family. :)

Anonymous said...

Eyes in the back of the head come standard with kids know this as well.

And I have the evil mommy laugh down pat, LOL! ;-)

Great post, Lily...I'll be chuckling about it all evening. ;-)

Anna S said...

Hahahah... this is hilarious :) Kids always say the cutest things!

a thorn in the pew said...

I had my model upgraded. I can see through walls. ;)

Katherine T. Lauer said...

Bwa ha ha! Very funny how daddies do not have eyes in the back of their heads.

deb said...

My oldest son says that MAMM(pronouced ma'am) stands for magically appearing midget mom. Apparently I show up when ever he is about to do something wrong, plus he enjoys making fun of my

Kaila said...

*laughs* I remember my mom doing that to me when I was a kid. And I still believe she has eyes in the back of her head. I found your blog through Charity Therese's blog. I hope your kids feel better! God bless!

Lily said...

thanks for stopping by, Kaila!