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When daddy is away TV is on play.

It has become a bit of a ritual for Little J and I. In the evening, before bedtime we snuggle up and watch a documentary. We are not really TV watchers, specially me. So I guess it feels extra special for my son to lounge on the couch tucked under a blanket with me. Because we watched some documentaries on wildlife in Alaska Netflix suggested we might like ‘Out of the wild’ series. We watched the first season where they dropped some folks off in Alaska to fend for themselves and I am pleased to report my six year old had better ideas on how to find food and shelter then most of those adults. Yesterday we finished watching the second. I am not sure how educational it is for my son to watch a show with a bunch of people struggling to survive and hike out of the wilderness of Venezuela but hey, we like it.

As they finally made it to civilization the survivors were greeted by their families and friends. Little J noticed how the tough guys were hugging their moms and he told me I will always be his mommy, no matter how old he is and how long he can survive in the wild. It made my day.

We started talking about children and he announced he will have two.

Me: Why two?

Little J: Cause it’s a fair and share number. Also they will have each other to play with so they won’t bug me like I always bug you.

Me: I like playing with you.

Little J: I know, but I will probably be too busy when I have kids.

Me: I am very busy too. But you can never be too busy you know.

Little J: Also I will not buy them more then 11 toys. I sure don’t want to spend too much time tidying them up.

Me: What are you taking about? You never tidy toys now. I clean up all the LEGOs all the time.

Little J: Exactly. No way I am doing that!

Me: Oh really? What else will you do differently with your kids?

Little J: I will make them play outside in the garden every day. So I can have some peace and quiet.

Me: I see.

Little J: And I will teach them how to survive in the wild. Just in case.

Me: In case of what?

Little J: I want to go on vacation with my wife.

Me: Well that’s what grandmas are for. I can help you with your kids so that you can go on vacation.

Little J: Nah. Cause I will come to see you on my vacation.

My grandkids might be hunting their own food in the forest but my son will be my baby forever. I love my kid.

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11 Comments

  1. Vidya Sury February 6, 2014 at 05:53 #

    Twitter: vidyasury
    Awww! I’ve had these conversations with my son, too – and sometimes followed his wise advice. And he played along. Such precious moments! And yes, my son says he’ll be my baby forever too!
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  2. Ashlee February 6, 2014 at 07:04 #

    Julian is as sweet as can be!
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  3. Ally February 6, 2014 at 10:53 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    This is the most precious conversation! You must pull it out when he’s a family man himself. :)
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  4. Tamar February 6, 2014 at 11:48 #

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    It is so great that you have this conversation recorded so that you can read it again when he’s older. What a precious memory!
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  5. C.K. February 6, 2014 at 14:30 #

    This is the sweetest conversation ever! I love how children express themselves so honestly :)
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  6. Carrie Baughcum February 6, 2014 at 17:36 #

    You two are just all kinds of awesome!!! How lucky he is to have you. What a very wise and perceptive young man he is. Oh the giggles of smiles you both bring me!!!
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  7. Christine @ Love, Li February 8, 2014 at 18:22 #

    That is the sweetest conversation ever.
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  8. Jennifer Hall February 9, 2014 at 15:06 #

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    That is awesome.
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  9. Alison February 9, 2014 at 21:37 #

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    Awww, isn’t he a gem?
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  10. Flora Jon February 20, 2014 at 11:37 #

    Little J is so cute and sweet. What a lovely conversation between you two 😀

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