|Tom and Meg - not always this cute.|
Thursday, April 21, 2011
How do people with kids write?
The other night my nephew and niece stayed over. Tom is six and Meg is four, and for some reason a sleepover is really exciting to them. They haven’t quite figured out that all they do is have dinner, have a shower, read books, and go to bed…just like at home. Anyway, I figured I’d chuck them in the shower and have at least ten minutes to catch up on my email or something. Just ten minutes. And then, from Tom:
AUNTY JEN! I HAVE TO TELL YOU SOMETHING REALLY FUNNY!
AUNTY JEN, TODAY WHEN MUM WAS BUYING ME A BEAST QUEST BOOK I SAW A CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS BOOK CALLED CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE PERILOUS PLOT OF PROFESSOR POOPYPANTS!
And then the neighbours knew as well.
And Meg sings in the shower. What she lacks in tone she makes up in volume. And what she lacks in lyrics she just makes up.
SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE
A POCKET FULL OF WINE…
Then they played some sort of weird game, still at top volume.
SHE FELL IN THE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT!
YEAH, SHE’S DEAD!
Bring on bedtime.
So for those of you with kids, kudos. I have no idea how you do it!