Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I don't always have an answer...


Well, my kids ask questions. Lots of them. Most of the time, I have an answer. This amazes them, and they often ask, "how do you know?" To which I most humbly reply, "I am a mommy. Mommies know everything." This appeases them and the conversation is over. As a matter of fact, I have often heard my youngest daughter ask other adult females a question, and then say, "How do you know? Oh, are you a mommy?"

But, sometimes they just stump you. Sometimes you realize you don't have all the answers. Like yesterday...

Lizzie was sitting next to me on the couch. I had a friend over, who I am glad to say is a good friend and has already seen us at our not so best, so not much in our family phases her anymore! So, Lizzie (my youngest) proceeds to pick her nose, or so I thought. I told her not to pick her nose, but she informed me she was just scratching an itch. But, out came a little booger. So, I told her that she needed to go get a kleenex and wipe it off. She said, "it's okay mom, I'll just put it back." And, she proceeded to put it back where it came from! (They must get these things from their father.) I was trying to be a good mother and inform her that we don't put boogers back where we got them, we get rid of them. (the conversations you have as mothers to your children!)

Well, she couldn't get it back anyways, it just wouldn't stay, so she conceded and got up to get a kleenex. When she got back, she said, "Mom, sometimes I do this (she proceeded to pick around her right nostril) and sometimes I do this (she then dug around her left nostril) and I don't get any boogers. Why?"

Okay, I have to honestly say that this is one question I have never pondered. I had no answer. She stumped me there. I guess there's always some things that even we as mothers don't have answers to. But, you have to admit, it was a pretty good question! And, it gave us quite a laugh.

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.." Psalm 127:3

5 comments:

sunbeam said...

this is a very sweet story, it makes me smile and reminds me how precious children are and of my own

Susan Otto said...

Questions are childrens specialty. Especially after they're suppose to be asleep and it doesn't seem to matter how old they are. Last night as I passed Derek's room (age 11) he asked how do people in prison get hair cuts? Well, that was easy enough to answer and I was curious as to his thoughts about all of that but didn't ask. And even though I had an answer for that one, there are lots of them that I don't have answers for. The thing I love the most is that all of my children (even my soon to be 20 year old) still believe that I do know everything, especially when it comes to things about them and things they've done or might be doing. I think it's one a moms greatest tools.
About boogers - Well, my children have magic boogers that incredibly dissapear when they're "flicked".

Susan Otto said...

Just to clairfy - the clock on my computer is not set correctly - I was not up at 4 a.m. posting blogs. : )

Kari said...

Hello, Sunbeam. Nice to have you on my blog! Who are you? Join us anytime.

Susan-haircuts in prison? Good question, but I would be curious, too. Is he planning on going there soon? :) Yep, mine "flick" sometimes, too. Mostly, they just wipe them who knows where. We are working on this! And, don't worry posting at 4am-the clocks are all set to Pacific time, I think. It's wherever the blog "headquarters" are! But, hey, whenever works for you! :)

Brad said...

Kari,

You can adjust the time stamp on your blog by going to the "Settings" tab, then "Formatting." That is where you can adjust the time zone for your blog.