Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I'm Tired. Parker Blogs.

I'm linking this up for Mama Kat's Writer Workshop prompt:

Capture what it’s like to spend a day or a moment talking with your kiddo.

I am so freaking tired. If you work in a school, at this time of year, you are freaking tired. No joke.

So, my boy and I are laying here on the couch while he has a snack.

I leave this blog post in the hands of my three year old. Because I am lazy. And Parker may as well contribute to things around here.

Me: Parker, what should I write about?

Parker: Uhhh, Hawthorne. (our new cat)

(Hawthorne is exhausted too.)

Me: What about Hawthorne? What does he like to do?

Parker: Kill birds. And play with a mouse.

Me: Do you think Hawthorne and Dobby (our old cat) will become friends?

Parker: Yeah.

Me: If they were friends what would they do?

Parker: Both of them play with a mouse.

Me: What does Hawthorne do while we're gone during the day?

Parker: (Long pause, long stare) I don't know!

Me: What do you think he does?

Parker: He plays with a mouse while we're gone.

Me: What do you like about Hawthorne?

Parker: That he plays with a mouse!

Me: Does the mouse ever die?

Parker: No.

Me: Does Hawthorne want him to die?

Parker: (Silence, ignoring, finished with the conversation, and only watching Wonder Pets.)

Well, now that everyone has been thoroughly entertained by riveting preschooler conversation, my work here is done. I will continue to lay here if I can.

When you are tired, at the end of a long day, how do you like to unwind? Pray tell, are your preschooler conversations as riveting as ours?


Clipped Wings said...

What sweet photos! I watch a laid back movie when exhausted.

Regina Richards said...

I have teens so the conversations often consist merely of grunts and mumbles.

To unwind I read novels and do puzzles.

gin said...

Oh lord. I am a teacher and am exhausted. It's only second day of school and I feel like I've been doing this forever already...

Eva Gallant said...

The photos and the conversation were adorable!

Mrs Woog said...

I unwind with Vodka and eye rolls xx

Sunny & Star said...

Your pictures are so adorable. Hawthorne made me smile.

Kara said...

I love this post! BTW, don't tell Parker, but Hawthorn doesn't look like much of a fearsome mouser.

Kara said...

Lol I am pretty sure I am in the exact same position as Hawthorne right now.

Missy@Wonder, Friend said...

I love it - Parker is adorable.

I have been going 90-to-nothing for a few days and crashed hard earlier this evening. So I'm unwinding with a glass of wine, some blog reading, and soon I'll be in bed with books & magazines!

Hope your return to school is going well (aside from the exhaustion!). The adjustment to the new routine is never easy, though, is it?

Anti-Supermom said...

Wait... are you sure that you weren't having this conversation with my kid?


Wonder Pets... gets me every time :)

Jessica said...

I hope that mouse never leaves your house. If it does your cat will be extremely bored and your son will have nothing to talk about. ;)

Jamie said...

Um, I'm definitely stealing this idea one day!
Real, check!
Honest, check!
Laughing, check!

Losing Brownies said...

I taught for six years before I had The Boy. I remember what the beginning of the year is like. It's tough!

jazzygal said...

I hide myself away anywhere I can, when I want to unwind, in the hope of avoiding my 11year old's xbox conversations . They're worse than pre-schooler convos!!

xx Jazzy

Glen said...

rest and rest good - oh and play with Parker and Hawthorne

TV's Take said...

Let's see I like to unwind with an HGTV show or something mindless. Wine always helps too

jess said...

Is there a Wonder Pets: Save the Mouse? There should be. I'd give Parker's entry an A for keeping the theme going strong.

Amy said...

Our preschool conversations go EXACTLY like that! Hilarious! Damn those wonder pets...damn them to hell!!!!

Shell said...

Definitely an exhausting time of year for you!

kaye said...

toddlers are like that--riveting conversation I mean. kaye—the road goes ever ever on