Thursday, February 02, 2006

And What Am I? Chopped Liver?

I picked up my children this evening from Karate and while driving, I gave them a rundown of what they should be doing when they get home.

My youngest (G-d willing turning 6 next month) pipes up in the back seat and says, "You're not the boss of us. You can't tell us what to do."

Me: "So who is the boss of you?"

Youngest: "Aba. He's the boss of the whole family. He's the boss of everyone."

10 comments:

A Simple Jew said...

When I asked my daughter who the boss was, she said, "I am!"

I can't wait to meet her husband someday ;)

Rebecca said...

How sad for you! Don't worry though, I bet he or she(you didn't specify) says the same thing to him!

Anonymous said...

That is what the kids think. Then, the imma goes out of town, and the abba is in charge of big stuff, like cooking and putting together shabbos. Then ask who is the boss. (Or, in my case, he is in charge of doing hair for a school picture. And then a kid realizes that abbas can't do anything alone ;))

PsychoToddler said...

Yes, you are chopped liver. It really sounds that way.

torontopearl said...

Okay,okay, I'll be chopped liver
on WRY!

Moochy said...

But the "boss" said you are boss when you he is not around.

Kiwi the Geek said...

Yeah, when Sweetie's head gets inflated, I remind her of what God says about parents. The word 'obey' is often used in our home, and I've even preached a child's sermon on "spare the rod".

cruisin-mom said...

Geez, Kiwi...you've got me scared! Pearl, it's always interesting to hear who your children "perceive" as boss (it's okay, we know the truth!)

torontopearl said...

Just my luck -- even our new dog, Max, doesn't listen to me when I call his name and tell him to stop chewing on the carpet fringes.

There goes my parenting ego down the toilet.

Kiwi the Geek said...

Oh, we don't beat her up like some freako-fanatic parents who only read certain verses of the Bible. Just when she whines that we don't love her, we have to explain that we discipline *because* we love her. Everything I teach her, I try to find the actual verse and read it to her, so she understands where it's all coming from.