Mario sat in the car while I loaded in the pizza for our dinner. I was getting ready to close the door when Mario asked me:
“Do you like being a mom?”
I could not believe he asked me this question. In thinking about it some more, it’s a valid question, and a provocative one for a four-year old. I was surprised at how quickly I responded “yes!” He smiled. Then I asked him if he liked being my son, and he prmptly replied “yes” to my glee.
Then I started singing my made-up song “Mario is my baby and I love him to the moon and the stars…!”
He promptly stopped me mid-stream and yelled “Mom, please stop singing!”
I looked back at him, and he explained “I love you mom, but not your singing.”
He may be inquisitive, but he is also brutally honest.