Thursday, February 25, 2010


Momsolete: adjective. Describes a part of the mom job that has become obsolete with the children getting older.

First off, let me say a little something here. You may have noticed there are a lot of "Comment deleted by blog administrator" stuff lately. No, I'm not happily and randomly deleting comments from my dear readers. I've just been deleting spam messages.

Now, on with our story.

Philosopher Child's school has an account with a certain book company. This book company has a great multitude of their books available on their website for children to view. The books are even read to them by actors with the words on the screen so they can follow along. Personally, I think that's fantastic. I've used it a few times to entertain the kids when I am just trying to get the dishes/laundry/cleaning done.

Coming home from an errand today, Philosopher Child said, "Can we listen to a story on the computer for story time before bed?" Wait, what? Don't I do story time? Isn't that my job?

"I thought you wouldn't want to do it," Philosopher Child continued.

"Did you think to ask me?" I said.

Clearly, he didn't understand what I meant, because then he asked, "Mom, can we listen to a story on the computer?" Not exactly the question I meant.

"I'll think about it," I said grudgingly, acknowledging that I was in danger of being replaced by a computer program.


"She said she'll think about it," Husband said with a smile, seeing much more humor in it than I did.

In the end, I simply grabbed a book off the fresh stack from the library. There were no complaints. In fact, Viking Toddler kept running off to get more books, and Philosopher Child constantly wanted just one more story. Comforting. I guess I'm not quite obsolete yet.


Shannon said...

I know what you mean by obsolete...My kids are all 9 and older..and there are certain things that I dont have to do for fixing a snack or reading them a book etc...I have to say it is nice, and only sometimes sad! Love the blog, please stop by mine and see if you like it and maybe even follow it! Blessings

shannon said...

I swear this is not spam so please dont delete am one of your followers and I enjoy reading your blog very much!

Kristina said...

Oh, Shannon, I know you're not a spammer! It's the "Come check this out" stuff from bots that I've been deleting. No worries. :)

Purple Cow said...

Not only are you not obsolete, but you are also not alone...

Great blog...very enjoyable.

FineLilGentlemen said...

Love your blog :)

Dee! said...

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