Will it come on again???


My 3 year olds obviously have not quite grasped what one means by dead. In the world they have seen so far, phones die…laptops do…flashlights do. Cockroaches have not been a regular feature in their lives (thankfully) so dead ones are a novelty. We had an ugly roach in the bathroom yesterday and my rather inhumane response to it was to squash it with a slipper and then wash it towards the drain. A minute later as lady macbeth was washing her hands, Sid came to me and said, “i want to see it”. “The cockroach?” I asked. Go ahead…it’s by the drain”. He looked a little worried. “Don’t worry”, I said, “It’s dead”. He still hesitated. “What’s up? I asked “You want to go in you can”.

“What if it comes on again???” was the paranoid response. 



About myfourboysandme

Mom - a word that defines me... I smell of oats, johnson's and home baked cookies I am pink, purple, green and orange and so is the floor my kids color on. Flour on my clothes and a brush in my pocket, my glasses bent out of shape and smudged with tiny fingerprints. I can't remember the date but i know almost 40 pictures books by heart. I wake up humming 'wheels on the bus'and i talk with my fingers and eyes and mouth. My bag carries band aids, napkins, wipes, crayons, papers, candy and sometimes my wallet. I know all the parks and very few of the restaurants in my neighborhood. Most of my shopping is diapers, books and paints My phd certificate lies in a roll, the frame now contains an abstract work of art by two year olds and i am prouder of that piece of paper. mom - a word that defines me!

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