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four year old trying to get rid of me??

Is it me or is my four year old trying to get rid of me??

Here I was happy to have a day off where I could hang out, do as I pleased and in fact - was happy to go and pick up my four year old son from pre-k school. But boy was I in for a surprise. I go and pick him up a half hour earlier than his scheduled time - out of love [ or because I didn’t want to waste the gas driving back and forth - you judge ] and when I signed him out early - he only had one thing to ask of me...

Why are you not working???

lifeWhat, did I hear you right? So I asked him, what do you mean… and he said.. What are you doing home, aren’t you working today??

Hey, come on - can’t a dad get a break… It’s my day off and I want to spend it with you. Why would you want to bring up work and are you trying to get rid of me kid??? Come on, maybe the next time I have a day off I’ll just disappear and not come home - see if you like that one buddy.

Life is so strange - and kids their even stranger. Imagine that - a four year old telling me why aren’t I at work. Hey get a job and lets see how you’d like it. I need my day off, I need my kids, my wife, my time alone from the insanity [ too late, I think I just lost my marbles.....]

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don’t be so hard on the kid (maybe the next time I have a day off I’ll just disappear and not come home - see if you like that one buddy.). From what I read in your blog you have an awkward schedule and it probably throws him off. He’s use to seeing daddy at work at a certain time so you having that day off kind of threw him out of whack.

I’ve read most of your post (still going thru them) and its good that you create a bond with your kids. There’s not enough parents that pay attention to there kids, in one of your post you seem hurt by the fact that your son talks to his mother more then he does you. Well with me it’s the flip side of that. My kids talk to me and do not talk to there mother for anything. I try to encourage them to but I’ve come to the realization that it’s a two way street no matter how hard they try to talk to her if she’s not open to conversation then it becomes a dead end street. I do not believe kids “should be seen and not heard” which is the famous old saying. I try to give my kids freedom of speech my motto “its not what you say but how you say it”. Keep in mind we as parents can not be our children’s friend but we should be able to talk to them openly about everything, and if they have issues they should be able to come to us to talk to.

Enough from this crayon, I'll hit you up on your next post...
Richard M.

Cloudsters said...

Hullo there! Oh boy, you've just given us a window into what we might expect in a few years' time and it ain't no picnic...

But until then, You've Been Tagged. Swing by at our blog and see (well, maybe not for the next hour since we're still finishing up the post). Keep the ball rolling if it so pleases you.

Anonymous said...

Well kid that's life. Your son is not trying to get ride of you. You just had the element of suprise. As a child we really do not know alot about the world we live in just what they tell us. Explaining to him that you had a day off and you choosed to spend it with him is the greatest thing you could have done. Keep up the good work DAD

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