Me and My Kid

by Cate on January 11, 2007

It still tickles me that I have a kid … “me and my kid.” I’M someone’s Mom? Hey, The Husband and I have been married almost nine years now and every now and again, it still makes me chuckle that I am someone’s wife. I don’t feel old enough sometimes, you know? Ahh, but I digress. The Husband worked late tonight, so when I picked Nicholas up from school, I told him that Daddy was working late, and he was stuck with me.

“But I don’t want to be stuck with you. I want to be stuck with Daddy instead!”

Yeah, sometimes I’m in favor, sometimes I’m not. Ebbs and flows, people, ebbs and flows. I redeemed myself by telling him that I planned a date for us. Now I had his attention.

I already called in takeout and we picked it up on the way home. We’ve been working hard on catching up on movies lately, and we rented How to Eat Fried Worms the other day. Perfect for a date with a four-year-old. Although he saw it in the movie theater, I hadn’t seen it yet, and grew up loving the book. In fact, somewhere in the confines of our storage unit, I have a very dog-eared copy of it. It was one of my favorites, along with all of the Ramona and Beezus stories by Beverly Cleary.

So we sat, him with his macaroni and cheese, me with stuffed rigatoni, and both of us sharing a big salad and piece of Chocolate Mousse Cake. He was so engrossed in the movie, I had to keep reminding him to eat. I’m not sure a group of kids concocting various disgusting ways to eat 10 worms is the right fodder for dinner-time entertainment, but it was a perfect date nonetheless. Me and my kid.

Until tomorrow…

A year ago today… ARF/5-A-Day goodness.

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Dori January 11, 2007 at 3:10 am

What a very handsome date you had! I know what you mean about not feeling old enough for such a thing. :)

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Bob January 11, 2007 at 3:55 am

I have read How To Eat Fried Worms twice already this year with my students. I never tire of it. I read it when it first came out when I was a boy.

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Claire January 11, 2007 at 4:14 am

Ah! I LOVE Ramona. My favorite was when her mom had the baby because I wanted a little sister and I got to dream through Ramona.

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Anonymous January 11, 2007 at 7:03 pm

Uh, I thought Nicholas was something like 7 yrs. old…not 4 (?)

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Cate January 12, 2007 at 2:05 am

Dori – Handsome indeed. ;)

Bob – love that book; glad to hear it’s still popular in school.

Claire – I keep looking for copies of the books at garage sales, but so far, no luck. I think mine are long gone…

Anonymous – lol, no, not 7. He’s 4.

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