04 February 2008

To be a stay-at-home-mom

My pre-teen sister wants to be a "stay at home mom" when she grows up.

In the car on the way back from a shopping trip, my mother asked her "what do you want to be when you grow up?"
"I'm not sure...but I want to work for a few years then be a stay at home mom," she said.

I was surprised. We don't know any stay at home mothers. My sister has seen my mother work all her life.

Then she asks me "G, what do you want to be when you grow up?"
"I don't know."
"but you're already old, how do you not know?"
"I don't know and I'm not old."
"but you finished college, you should know by now."
"will you sit back in your seat and buckle up,"
"YoooMa!" (Mom!)
"stop yelling in my ear"
"YoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooMa! Shoofeeha!"
At which point my mom changes the subject.

Nothing gets to me like an obnoxious pre-teen who has life all figured out. Except maybe an obnoxious teen who asks "Why aren't you married?!" "When are you getting married?" "Who are you gonna marry?"

I need to find a better time to ask her what she thinks being a SAHM means. How do I do it in a way that doesn't boomerang into questions about my life.

There's nothing worse than trying to justify your choices to a 13 year old.

There's only one thing in the world that I hate more than pre-teens: teens. (The next couple of years are gonna be a hormone fest in our house!)


Anonymous said...

lol thats so sweet and cute :) she is one sweet sis who may be cares about you :)...the marriage part is the next coming issue :P get ready for that :D

GE&B said...

oh she's not allowed to talk about that!! (she knows better!)

Oranjina fadidra said...

next time act disoriented and clueless that shes talking to you.. it works and subject will different ;p

GE&B said...

oranjina...hmmm interesting tactic...i'll let you know how it goes!