Sometimes, I find random scraps of paper with things jotted on them:
The grocery list we forgot but was actually just lost in my bag
A phone number (with no name)
A to do list
A reminder to do something which I probably still forgot
A thought or idea I want to write more about
And sometimes, sometimes I hit the jackpot and find a conversation I had with Lucy recorded on said piece of paper for future writing purposes
I just found this one in my desk drawer:
You know what I was wondering?
What’s that kiddo?
What’s the hardest thing about being a grown up? Is it being a mummy?
No, I think being a Mummy is the easiest thing in the world – all I have to do is love you with all my might
But don’t I make you crazy sometimes? ‘Cause sometimes you yell at me….
Yeah, that part stinks…but still, being your Mum is easy….to be a Mum you just have to have love
Oh ok, so is working hard?
Well, working isn’t hard….it can actually be rewarding and satisfying…do you know what that means?
I think so, is that when you finish something and feel good?
So like when I finish my Popsicle and my belly feels full?
Sort of I chuckle
Does your work do that for you?
Sure, for the most part
So what’s hard then?
Well, I suppose the hardest thing about being a grown up is…geez, that’s a tough question Lucy
Would it help you if I told you the hardest thing about being a kid?
Sure, what’s the hardest thing about being a kid Luce?
Well, I think the hardest thing is when you get a present that you don’t really like or you already have one of it and you have to be all nice and grateful about it when really you just want to be all like
(she rolls her eyes and raises her arms to the sky and says in her exasperated/annoyed tone) Seriously?!?! I already have this thing?!? What am I supposed to do with two???
Or seriously, this is so not what I wanted?!!?
But, you have to pretend you love it and say thanks…..
That and not being able to ride in the front seat
So the hardest thing about being a kid is when you get a crappy gift but have to pretend you like it and when you have to sit by yourself in the back seat?
Yeah…it’s really hard Mumma
Huh, never thought about it I guess
Well….did that help you Mumma? Do you have your answer now?
Ok, so what’s the hardest thing about being a grown up?
Getting crappy gifts and sitting in the front seat by myself
Yeah, that does suck Mumma….I guess it really does not matter how old you are…..crappy gifts suck
Yep, they sure do pal, they sure do