Monday, September 20, 2010

Losing the "Cool" In "Cool Mom"

Soooo... Sophie started a new dance class on Thursday.
Of course she was excited.
Of Course.
Of course she wore her best multi-colored tu-tu and matching bow.
Of course.
Of course on the ride there,
I started singing some made-up ditty that went a little something like this,

"Very first day of dance class!
Very first day ofdance class!"

Of course.

To which my 4-year-old..
who in the past has always seemed to find me quite enjoyable and witty..
replied:

"Could you please not do that.
It makes me feel embarrassed."

Of course.

8 comments:

Jocelin said...

Yup! Some kids learn to not appreciate our gifts a lot earlier than others. When Eli was a mere 24 months old I was rocking him in the rocking chair, singing precious little lullabies. It was a loving mommy moment. He reached up and gently placed his chubby fingers across my mouth and said, "Please stop. I don't like to hear you sing." Touche!

Abby said...

My kids ask me to stop all the time too, even though I sound EXACTLY like Princess Jasmine when I sing "A Whole New World."
If only they nappreciated how cool we are.

Emma Jo said...

Like a little arrow to the heart...and then laughed because funny things come out of her mouth and because she always has a darling bow in her hair.

Brynne said...

Good stuff! She's just trying to keep you humble, since you are such a rock star of a runner :)

I think it's just an act though--my kids act "embarassed" by me too, but deep down I know they love a little goofy!

Lorrie and Kent said...

You are such a creative writer. I love visiting your blog and having a delightful moment.

Amy Lynn said...

It just happens too early! My mom was completely cool until I was at least 10 years old. Now I'm struggling not to embarrass my kindergartener.

Ah, where did the innocence go?

And...why on earth did we not get treated to a picture of Sophie in her tutu and matching bow???

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mo said...

I once embarrassed Abby in High School because I showed up at a track meet carrying an umbrella and eating popcorn. How are we supposed to know the rules? I didn't know I embarrassed Amy after age ten...hmm, wonder what strange thing I was doing, breathing?