Monday, August 24, 2009

Magic Mommy

I've pretty much convinced my kids that I am magic. When I was a child I wondered how my Mom could know what we were doing even if we were in the other room. As a Mom, I know how. She could hear. Somehow children think they are a lot quieter than they are, and then of course if all is actually quiet we really know something is wrong. This is the secret of Mom's, our ears, but we don't share our secret. Instead, I convince them that I am magic.

  • "How'd you know I hit Nathaniel?" "Magic" (I heard him scream, you hit me)
  • "How'd you know I was out of the bed?" "Magic" (I heard you)
  • "How'd you know we weren't brushing our teeth?" "Magic" (you can't brush your teeth and talk at the same time)
  • "How'd you know I was standing here." "Magic" (even while sleeping I can hear a child walk into my room)

When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway. ~ Erma Bombeck


  1. Oh this is too funny. Magic mama... :)

    Saw you over at SITS and thought I'd pop by and say hi.

  2. It's so true! I was always shocked my Mom knew what we were doing when she wasn't in the room. It's creepy. Now I realize just how stupid we were!! :)

  3. omg - isn't it funny how we get them EVERY TIME and i tell my son if he just tells the truth he won't get in trouble ... and i know he wonders how on earth i actually KNOW the truth ... it's all in the ears baby! loved it!

  4. I've told--and convinced Ben--that I am psychic. It's full of The Awesome.

  5. This is so true!! Do you know that until I started driving on my own I had no clue that my mom could see us in the backseat from the rearview mirror?? She used to tell us she had eyes in the back of her head and we totally believed her!


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