Only the Boring

In the children's book, "Are We There Yet?" Zoe, a Sesame Street character is shown to be taking a pretty long car trip. In one portion, she exclaims: "I am bored, bored, bored."

My son Adi then copies her once in awhile by uttering the same line. Recently, I have told him that there are always things to do and that "only boring people get bored."

Last Saturday, I was due for a visit to my OB. Adi wanted to come along so I tried to dissuade him by saying: "You'll only get bored." Adi's eyes lighted up: "What did you say, Mommy?"

I realized my slip and so proceeded to change my statement. "I mean, you'll only get tired."

"Why did you say that I would only get bored?" Adi asked, looking impish. I knew what he was trying to say.

I then had to say: "Mommy made a mistake. Even mommies make mistakes, sometimes." There goes my perfect-mom cover. I've been found out.

[By Angelica Viloria | Monday, November 19, 2001]

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