For those of you who don’t know, I am a single parent. My child is about five and a half and we have been going through quite a few adjustments in life lately, mainly because I just started a new job!!!!! The Job part is awesome but for the duration of the time I was unemployed my heathen child (all endearments intended) became very accustomed to lots and lots of mommy time as he did not have daycare.
I would like to pause here for a moment to tell you all how extremely expensive day care is! I knew this before but it really sunk in how ridiculously priced it is now that I have to start paying for it all myself as I no longer qualify for assistance. To put this in perspective, monthly daycare fees will end up costing me more than my rent!!!!!
Back to the story. Since I started working full time my son has been spending lots of time with my parents! What this amounts to is that he lives with them during the week and I end up staying with them over the weekend until Sunday at which point I go home and get ready for work on Monday, and so on and so forth, Until I can get him back in Daycare.
Needless to say his little brain has been a tad mixed up (rightfully so) and it manifests in the most delightful ways ( sarcasm)! The perfect example of this occurred Friday evening when we were going to sleep. My child is a bit of a mama’s boy and he likes being cuddled at bed time, So I was being a good mama and giving him snuggles when he decided that he doesn’t want to snuggle me. “No mom, I want to leave you alone and go snuggle grandma!” My Mother I’m sure would have let him but I knew that she had to be up ridiculously early in the morning and my child kicks. Naturally this digressed into a yelling crying screaming fit complete with hurling pillows, flailing limbs and mantras of “I don’t want you I want grandma”, “I want to leave you alone and snuggle grandma”, “I’m scared of the dark”,”I want the lights on”, “I don’t want to go to bed”,”I’m scared of monsters”!
Me: “Monsters you say? Let me tell you a secret!”
Heathen Child: *pauses*
Me: “If you scream the monsters will find you!”
*rips the blankets over his head*
“I want Snuggles!!!!”
Heathen Child: *whispers in terror*
“Do you think the monsters will find me?”
Me: “Not if you are quiet! They can’t see but they sure can hear.”
And then he went to sleep.
I’m really not sure if I should be proud or ashamed but damn did I sleep good.
Oh and by the way at some point this week I will be posting my review of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Hopefully I will have internet by then too.