I learned an important lesson today. One that I should have learned a while ago.
Margo sees, hears and repeats everything.
Today I am a bit of a grump. I don’t want to be the grown up. I would rather write and read the day away with the kids. Instead I had to clean. A lot. I have to be available for the plumber so he can fix those drips and clogs that have been plaguing us since we moved in. And since I had to stick around the house waiting for the plumber we had the air conditioning unit serviced.
Then it was time for bills. Which means I had to balance the checkbook. Which is never an easy task because we aren’t the most organized when it comes to the checkbook. As I said, it is a bit too much adult responsibility for one day. On top of it all, I am getting a cold that sweet Margo gave me.
Which leads me back to why I should remember that Margo sees, hears and repeats everything. When I was picking up Isaac I was on the phone gently reminding my husband how much I love doing all these grown up tasks. He unfortunately asked how my morning was going. The teacher brought Isaac over to the van and when she opened the door Margo tells the teacher, “Mommy is frustrated. She is really really frustrated. She has too much to do.”
We had a good chuckle over that, because I can’t shush her in front of her future teacher can I? But I was embarrassed, because apparently Margo caught the tone in my voice.
Thank God that was all she repeated, because I know what I let slip when my irritation meter is super high. Because the next phrase won’t be as innocent as Mommy’s frustrated.
What do your kids love to repeat that you would rather they would keep quiet about?