Kid philosophers, man

Frankie-smile-10.08.12Today is picture day at the school. My son has such a great smile. I reminded him to smile nicely for the photos. And here’s where the conversation got interesting.

“Mama, are you going to take the pictures today?”

“No, buddy, I’m not the photographer.”

“Well, what are you going to do?”

My son has noticed that mommy’s been sad the last few days. I might be having a midlife crisis, brought on by the prospect of being unemployed around the holidays. Again. Or maybe I just don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.

Someone asked a question on FB the other day and it made me pause. It was “Are you making a living doing what you’re good at?” I don’t know. Do I want to continue to look for work along the same lines of what I’m doing now? Am I topped out at what I can do without some more schooling? WTF am I good at?

So I was honest with my son: “That’s a good question. I don’t really know, honey.”

And then this kid, who never fails to surprise me with what comes out of his mouth, said the most profound thing he could. And blew my mind.

“Why don’t you just be yourself?”

Out of the mouths of babes, no?

Category: babbling
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3 Responses
  1. Michelle says:

    Love love this! :) Very smart kid momma!

  2. BabyBumpBeyond Heather (1 comments.) says:

    I love this! I keep saying, if you want honesty, ask a child :)

  3. Mama Mary (6 comments.) says:

    I can relate to the midlife crisis feeling so sending big hugs! All will work out and this feeling will pass, but I know how much it sucks to be in the middle of it all. And then these moments come along to remind of all the joy and wonder in life. YOu’ve got a smart kiddo there!