Wednesday, July 15, 2009

the secret

Broke the news to my children today. Well, I think deep down they already knew, but they didn't want to face it.

Here it is:






After an initial period of shock, disillusionment, life will never be the same, etc., they allowed as how this did explain a few things:

1. why Eema is always saying "Hold on, I'm talking to/getting something for/carrying your brother. Hold on. YES, I HEARD YOU. HOLD ON",

2. why their every desire is not instantly fulfilled,


Whew. A heavy scene, to be sure, but good to get it out in the open. I'm hoping for at least a couple days' relief before someone spills the other secret:

"Everyone else's Eema can do three things at once, why can't you??"


projgen said...

I can't believe you would be so cruel as to let your kids think you cannot do more than one thing at a go.

Everyone knows Eemas can do everything. All at once. Mean, I tell you. Mean. Next, you'll be telling them Elmo's just a puppet.


uberimma said...

You know what? I hate to break it to you, but the truth is this:

You can do more than one thing at once. You do it all the time. They just don't know which multiple things you can and cannot do at once. Have a conversation while making a sandwich? Check. Pick up bathroom while giving them bath while explaining why fish can breathe in the water but they can't? Check. Get them cereal with milk while making chicken soup while on the phone with someone in India about your internet issues? No.

See? Complicated. They'll get it eventually. Give then ten, twelve years, and it'll be good.