A note from last week.
“Being a girl is difficult. Being a girl in a boy dominated grade school is down right maddening at times. Despite being part of the minority, Pheobe continues to push forward in her world of unicorns and rainbows. Today she will subject “Cheese Mustache” and her brother to this glittery world of make believe at “Cheese’s: house. Thank you, Brandi (aka Mom)”
The morning commute in my car is never short of interesting. Especially when it so accurately details the different ways my kids’ brains work.
Pheobe: *GASP* A garden shed!!!
Theo: No, it’s a hawk! Look!
Pheobe: Yeah…no. I’m pretty sure it’s a garden shed. It’s a little house…in a garden…soooo…it’s a garden shed.
Theo: Pheobe! *angrily* Look up! On the wire! It’s a hawk!
Pheobe: Oh! Yeah, that is definitely NOT a garden shed.
It’s conversations like this that caused my son to look at me the other day and say, “You know mommy, sometimes I don’t really like Pheobe. When I don’t like her I think it would be better to just go sleep outside where it is quite.”
My response, “Theo, honey. A lot of us feel that way, but remember, she lives in Pheobe Land and we are all just visiting.”