Are anyone else’s kids a bit confused about what their parents actually do during the day? I’m home with my two girls every day, so they know every second of my life – right down to my bathroom duties, of course. However, they really don’t understand what my husband does.
Squish has seen his desk, so she knows he works in a certain building and has a computer at his desk, but like most young kids has no idea what can actually be done with a computer.
Naturally, she must assume he does with his work computer what we do with ours at home: listen to music, see videos on YouTube, and watch movies. In particular, we showed her Sleeping Beauty on my husband’s laptop because we purchased it via his Amazon account.
So what happened one weekday afternoon (nearly two years ago now – I’m reaching into the archives for this quote!) when Squish wanted to watch that movie?
Squish: “Watch Sleeping Beauty again.”
Me: “We can’t, honey. Dad went to work, and it’s on his computer.”
Squish: “Daddy watch Sleeping Beauty at work.”
(To clarify, he brought his personal laptop to work by chance that day to do something with it during lunch.) Obviously she assumed her daddy would only be watching Sleeping Beauty on it! (Can you imagine?!)
Well, it seems her little sister is similarly envisioning fun workdays for my husband – or else she’s equally delusional, however you want to say it. We had this exchange early last Wednesday morning after Puff woke up, which was 15 minutes after my husband left for work:
Puff: “Daddy! Daddy?”
Me: “Daddy’s not here. Where is daddy?”
Puff [deadpan]: “Ball.”
Well, work might some days feel as hellish as going to a ball would be for him (!), but alas, dear Puff, your daddy does not waltz through the workday.
When will my kids grasp what parents do at work all day long?!? …. Actually, let’s hope it’s a long way away…. Let them enjoy their carefree childhoods as long as possible.
Bonus quote!!! Since we’re talking about my husband today, I thought I’d feature him with this great line he said this past weekend. We’ve recently busted out the Legos we had as kids, and our girls are loving playing with them – almost as much as we are.
Husband: “Man, I would be so good at Legos if I played with them today.”
Have a great Tuesday, all!