SEVEN GOING ON THIRTEEN
When you ask your newly graduated first grader, what they did on the first morning of summer camp, and you get a VERY DIFFERENT ANSWER from last summer…
Mom: Max, what did you do today at summer camp? Did you have any fun, or meet any friends?
Max: I wrote a short story, Mom.
Mom: Oh, that’s cool, Max! What did you write a short story about?
Max: Really, Mom?! Look, I got a lot of stuff in my brain. I can’t fit that in there. I don’t know! It’s just too full.
(Insert “Weak Mom Moment.” I couldn’t help but bust out laughing (although I know it’s not the appropriate reaction), and I had to collect what’s left of my sanity, and respond…)
Mom: Max, I shouldn’t be laughing. You’re lucky your Dad isn’t here. You know, if he heard that, he would say you have an attitude problem again, and he’d be upset…
Max: (interrupts) Sorry, Mom. Don’t tell Dad… I remember now. It was about dragons. Dragons in a castle. Yes, I had fun. No, I didn’t know any of the kids from last year.
Wow, that was easy. Sort of. When did my newly seven-year-old turn thirteen?? O. M. G. !
P. S. This main blog post picture is Max at bedtime last night, rounding up his toys, as I have my kiddos do every night. I had to add it to this post, because in this photo, if you squint, you can see three-year-old Max in the very same pose, with almost the exact same “train” of cars. He hardly looks like teenage-attitude Max!
It’s just craziness being a mom, sometimes!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shelly Arroyo, aka SuperMom & Mama Chickpea
When she’s not doing kinder homework or making yet another cheese sandwich cut into finger shapes, she loves doing crafts with her kiddos, shopping Pinterest for new things she’ll never have time to try, playing cars with Barbies, building Legos, and cuddling with her minions. Like any 24/7 mom, she cherishes her brief gym time, and her daily shower in peace, while the kiddos are at school.
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