Eve really wants to be a mermaid. She talks about this all the time. Well, one day I decided to entertain this notion and converse with her.
Eve: Mom, I really wish I could be a mermaid.
Me: Yes, I know. That would be awesome. We could be mermaids together and could swim and play all day.
Eve: Yea, but we wouldn't have any legs. Daddy would have to carry me places. How would you get to places?
Me: Dad can carry me too Eve.
Eve: Wait, wait, hold up. What??? (Eve gestures her hands in front of her in that universal "stop" position.)
Me: (I give her a little side-eye.) Dad can carry me too Eve.
Eve: Are you sure about that Mom? Because I'm not!!!
I tighten my lips and do a silent nod. That's the end of that conversation.
Mommy Phoebe Free
These are simple letters to my kids...about their antics.