Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Houston, We Have A Stupid Mommy

I'm going to apologize for this upfront, and swear on my cheese rinds that this blog is not turning into some morphed, sadistic Christmas letter where I will go on and on and on about how wonderful and smart my kids are- but I have to share this so you can somewhat experience the humbling sense of awkwardness that was my afternoon today.

Annie's class is doing a theme on space. She's very into space- she has space puzzles, she loves Jack Big Music Show's rendition of Space Explorers and for a while, her favorite planet was Saturn. Today, on the drive home, she asked what we were going to do with the rest of our day. I told her the same old same old--- going home for quiet time, then Mommy has to rally and hide our mess because we have friends coming over for dinner. Then, thinking I was a cool preschool Mommy, I ask her if she wants me to turn our Honda Odyssey into a space ship and take off for a planet.

"What do you think Annie? Want Mommy to press this button here (hazard lights) and take us to Neptune? Or maybe Pluto! What do you think?" I ask.

There is silence from the back seat.

Suddenly, she pipes up- using a tone of voice that suggests I should have known bettter.

"Mom- MIss Patty says Neptune is too close to the sun, and that it gets too hot for us to go there, so I don't want to go to Neptune today. And Pluto is no longer a planet."

I am so totally screwed when she starts learning math.

3 comments:

Evan & Robin Sorem said...

Neptune is a cold gaseous planet and is the 8th planet from the sun - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune - nothing about it is hot. But Annie has you fooled. And Ms. Patty doesn't know *%!#.

On the other hand, your 4 year old knows that Pluto is no longer a planet. Walt Disney is rolling over in his grave.

:)
Evan

Gerbil said...

I dread when Short Stuff starts to correct me...

Sugar Photography said...

BWA HA HA HA HA

you are so screwed.

aren't you in houston? have you guys ventured out to NASA yet?

we were there a few weeks ago and had THE BEST time.

Sam is now drawing space ships all the darn time. no more unicorns and ponies...all spaceships. even I had a good time!