Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Information Booth

Yes, on the outside I appear to be your average, thirty-something, eyes glazed-over in a state of constant worry mom. My hair needs a style, my clothes can be thrown in the washing machine and worn again the next day if necessary. I need a pedicure, and new lipstick.

But I posses a power not known to others (at least under this roof).

I have ALL of the information, right here, stuck in my momma brain and if you aren't nice to me, I'm not letting it out.

Take the oldest boy, for example. He thinks it completely normal to burst in the basement door and ask me (2 floors above him) where his brother is. Now, I know for a fact that his brother is in the living room, working on some Lego masterpiece and he can probably hear all this, as the sound travels very well throughout our house. But does my oldest son even attempt to look for himself? No.

He just yells for mom.

Today it was the crayon bucket. "Mom, where is the crayon bucket?" I guess I was the only one capable of leaning around the corner between the kitchen and the dining room and actually seeing (with my own two eyes!) that the crayon bucket was on the table.

My personal favorites always come from my husband though. If he didn't have me, I am sure that he would spend his entire paycheck replacing sunglasses, buying new wallets and visiting the locksmith to have new keys made.

I don't mind being needed. I would probably miss it if suddenly everyone around here was self-sufficient and didn't need me so much. But sometimes, every now and then, I want to say to them, "does it look like I have a sign on my head reading INFORMATION?".

13 comments:

Not The Mama said...

I so hear you on this one, and we don't even have any kids yet. Even with just the two of us, I feel like I can never get anything done because I'm constantly interupted by... "Have you seen my..." or "Where is my..." or "What happened to my..."

AGH!

Kyla said...

Amen! Me, too. I am constantly saying, "Really guys? Am I the ONLY ONE who has eyeballs?"

One time BubTar actually found something we were looking for and he said, "Wow, Mom. That felt kind of good." Haha!

jen said...

ah yes. we should all roll over and play dumb for 48 hours just to see what happens next.

painted maypole said...

ahhh.. yes... You do have a sign. Can't you see it? It's identical to mine.

Becky said...

omg i can TOTALLY relate. matt asks me all the time where stuff is w/o looking first! totally bugs me

Oh, The Joys said...

Heh. In jest, I wanted to type...


"Mooooom! Where is the comment button?!!"

Mrs Pushy said...

I'm with NotTheMama on this one as well. My husband is the same way. I can't wait to see what happens when we have kids!

Lisa said...

I know! Its like they think our uterus is a damn tracking device...

Tabba said...

Amen and Hallelujah.

I know I would miss it.
But still...

Stay at home dad said...

I sometimes think I was destined for the home: I don't lose things. It's key to running a household, isnt it...

carrie said...

Stay At Home Dad,

YOU are one in a million.

I'm seriously thinking of buying my husband a purse to keep all his things in.

Ann(ie) said...

THANK YOU!! I'm gonna start duck taping those sunglasses to my hubby's head!

Jill said...

I was going to do a post on this very subject. I think it's a male/female thing. Already my two year old girl is more capable of finding things than my 39 year old husband.