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Real Conversation with a Seven-Year-Old

Other Guy: So your job is to stay at home with these two?
Me (spinning Lydia in the air): Yup.
7-year-old: Your job is to stay with them? That just sounds like a dad.
Me: Well, I am their dad.
7yo: That's not a job, what's your other job?
Me: I don't have one right now--
7yo: You lost your job?
Me: No, I left it so I could take care of them at home.
7yo: That was a dumb idea.
Me: ...
7yo: You could be making... a hundred dollars a week!
Me: *visualizes him doing Dr. Evil pinky gesture, chuckles inwardly*

(Other topics included Bakugan and the Coca-Cola museum.)

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staxxy
Sep. 8th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
being a stay-at-home parent *is* a full time job. One that doesn't end at the end of the day either.

You're doing a good job, sugar.
kitchenqueen
Sep. 8th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Bite your tongue, woman! Don't you know that stay-at-home parents sit around all day watching the stories and eating bon-bons?

Then again, I don't know of a stay-at-home parent who actually stays at home. Today, I was up and out the door by 8:30 shuffling a sick child to the doctor, then home, then to the grocery store. Tuesday is library day, and I usually take them, but husband was home so he took them instead. Today was fairly mild.

We're having to be a lot more disciplined to actually stay at home, especially now that Kevin is needing to be more consistent with doing his school work.

Hardest job EVER.
bryce
Sep. 9th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Mine are still young enough that their day isn't all eaten up by activities and lessons yet. So I think we get more time in the house than you do. But yeah.

We were at the doctor's today too, but for vaccinations. I hope Kevin's feeling better.
kitchenqueen
Sep. 9th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
We're actually not involved in many activities, we just have a lot to do!

I suspect that we're just really busy and out of the house a lot because it's not cold out. Once the snow rolls in and the temp drops into the single digits, no one's going to want to leave.

Kevin's much improved. Last night was a bit scary when he woke up in the middle of the night. He was actually feeling better enough to do some schoolwork, which he snuck in. I just can't keep that kid away from his books.
staxxy
Sep. 9th, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
yeah, I have NO ENVY for stay at home parents.
bryce
Sep. 9th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Yes, "full time" should really be "all time."

This episode didn't really bug me, I thought it was funny. But I am a little tired of the alienation in general.
suegypt
Sep. 9th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
I both admire and envy you. What a joy and a hard job it must be.
slfcllednowhere
Sep. 9th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
At least he didn't say "Isn't that what moms are for?"
bryce
Sep. 9th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, see, that would've earned him an earful.
bec_87rb
Sep. 9th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
hee hee
A HUNDERD DOLLARZ A WEEK!!??!!

I am so getting a job.

Seriously, though, I think you struck a blow for feminism there. :)
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