Even though life can be very difficult at times there are many moments when my children make me smile. I don’t often record them here as I feel they are very private but I thought I’d share this one as it really was a laugh out loud moment (for me anyway).
LOCATION: the Easter egg aisle in our local supermarket
Son (looking at the boxes of cream eggs): Are you depressed mum?
Son: Are you sure?
Me: Yes I’m sure.
Son: Are you really sure?
Me: Yes I’m really sure.
Son: Mum, I think you’re depressed and need a cream egg.
Me: No I’m not depressed and I don’t need a cream egg.
Son: A cream egg will make you feel better Mum.
Me: No it won’t; I’m not depressed.
Son: Go on admit it, you’re depressed.
Me: No I’m not depressed and I don’t need a cream egg… (pause)… but I think it’s you that wants a cream egg isn’t it?
Me: Well I’m sorry but you can’t have a cream egg today. You had a chocolate chip cookie earlier.
He didn’t say anything to that though I detected a look on his face that suggested he knew he had been caught out. In silence we then moved on to the dairy aisle but inside I was jumping for job because 1) we had managed to go to the supermarket without a meltdown 2) I had a conversation with my son and 3) my son accepted being told that he couldn’t have a cream egg!
Success all round. It really was a happy mum moment.