In which I am packing up the Cinderella DVD right about now

Photo by Rachel Ray Photography

Joe: Where you going, Mumma?

Me: Daddy and I are going out on a date! (Internal: SQUEEEEEEEEE!)

Joe: I wanna go on a date!

Me: You can’t go on a date until you’re, um, married. (Internal: Never. Never. Never. You are never growing up and leaving me. I’m going to be the worst mother-in-law in the world. Women will write anonymous blogs about me after dating you.)

Joe: How come you go on a date? I wanna marry you.

Me: (Internal: You are never getting married. You will live in the basement and stay with me forever. Dysfunctional? Who cares? I want to keep you.) Well, you can’t, honey. I”m married to Daddy.

Joe: (genuine surprise) You are married? Then where’s your castle?!

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  • Mizmelly

    I have only had a boy for almost 11 months and I have turned into the quintessential dreaded Irish Mammy whispering in his ear at night ‘You’re never going to leave me, are you son? No woman will ever be good enough for ye. You love your mammy don’t ye?’

    • Mizmelly

      P.S. LOVE the photo!

    • Sarah Bessey

      See! It’s my quarter-Irish coming out, i guess!

  • Sandy

    That really made me laugh today!  Have a great date.

  • Jenn

    Haha Love it…

  • Pam Elmore

    That was adorable!

    Also: this December, my little boy will be making the transition you’re dreading. I know it means “losing” him in a sense, but I’m getting a wonderful daughter in the bargain!

    • Sarah Bessey

      That gives me hope, Pam!

  • Diana Trautwein

    PERFECT question!  What a smart boy – no wonder you want to keep him.

  • beka

    wow. way too cute!
    very funny internal thoughts.
    guess i’ll find out someday, maybe, what that’s like. heh:)

  • Jillrosalie

    Love it!   The picture, and the whole idea that you should have a castle!!!

  • hyacynth

    LOL!! Oh, that was a great conversation! Especially the writing of annonymous blogs about you. I’m sure you will be a fab MIL.

  • Melissa

    Love the picture of him on the step…so cute! I have the exact same thoughts about my boy. Every time he says anything about getting big I think…”no matter what you will stay with your mommy. ” It is fun to hear what kids think about marriage and how it should be.

  • SortaCrunchy

    Meh. Who wants to clean a castle? Not to mention the A/C bill. Oy.

    (he is a DOLL.)

  • Stephanie Sheaffer

    I just have to say: CUTEST PICTURE EVER. You have a right to be worried. He’s a handsome little boy!

  • Joy Bennett

    Oh my…. that photo is SO perfect.