June 11, 2010
Ok, I guess I'll Stay
M: You can't leave me here alone. Who will take care of me? (she's getting a little worried here)
Me: What do you need anyone to take care of? You can get your own cheese stick and yogurt and there is water in the fridge. You can go potty by yourself during the day and start your own DVD.
M: But I need more than that. (she's really upset now because I am still walking away)
Me: What else do you need?
M: Who will cuddle me? Who will make sure I can go to sleep at night? Who will read me books and help me find my lost stuff?
Me: I guess that's a Mom's job.
M: I need MY mommy. Come back inside now.
Me: (closing the trunk with my hands full) OK.
Then she happily went outside to play mud pies with her kitchen and the new toys from IKEA. I guess I won't run away today, but I am not ruling it out entirely.