Saturday, May 3, 2008

Chopped liver

Tonight as Scott was putting Jacob to bed this was the conversation.

Jacob: I wish mom worked and you would stay home.

Jacob: I miss you dad when you are at work.

Scott: I miss you too buddy.

Jacob: You must miss me a lot when you are at work.

Scott: I do.

Jacob: I love you Daddy! (And gives him the biggest squeeziest hug)

It so nice to see that they have a great relationship and Jacob can express his feelings. Now, on the other hand, when Jacob reads this later on in life, I'd like to point out a few things.

Jacob, I do work, I do your laundry, I make your meals, I clean up after you, I try to keep the house clean, I take you places and take you outside to play. And I do that for three of your siblings. So I do work, I just don't have to leave the house to do it. Sometimes I wish that I could work too. Just 4 to 6 hours a week just to focus on other things besides planning a meal that is least likely to be thrown on the floor or stain clothing.

I brought you in this world, I have nursed you, up until the babies were born I had given you probably 95% of your baths and always tucked you in at night. I take you to swimming lessons, to the doctor, Wild Air, and other fun things. When you are old enough, I hope that you still don't wish that I go back to work. It hurts to take second place at times. but I think it has to do with testosterone.


BoufMom9 said...

OH! How right you are!
Sometimes all we mommies do goes unnoticed until the kids grow up and have their own families. (I know I was guilty of that with my mom too)
:) Debi
ps Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Very much appreciated!

Collegegirl said...

Jacob just misses his daddy while he is at work. He will get over that fact! What a sweet conversation though! Such a sweet boy!