Wednesday, June 3, 2009

You're not "real"

My oldest child will be starting Kindergarten in the fall, and we're going to do this year homeschool-style. :D We've joined a cottage school where little man will take a few classes two days a week and I am really looking forward to this year (but kind of scared, too!).

Yesterday I was explaining to the kids that we would be going to a "school meeting" at a park. While the kids could play at the park, the mommies and daddies would have their meeting about the school. The kids were kind of surprised that my husband would be coming along, since he is usually working or sleeping off his work instead of coming along to these sorts of things. I did try to explain that in fact, I didn't know if Daddy was coming, it all depended on if he was asleep or not (sound familiar?!?!?!).... to which my little man asked "Why, is the meeting only for real daddies and not police daddies?"

I'm not sure how I should feel about that. So my husband is not a real daddy? Yikes.

3 comments:

mrs. fuzz said...

Sounds like he knows that his daddy is different from other daddys! You could have a homeschool lesson on what different daddys do. :)

lapdwife said...

I wouldn't worry about the "real" comment. Vocabulary of a 5-yr-old is much diff from ours. Pretty funny, though, nothing gets by kids does it. I agree with Mrs Fuzz, just talk about what diff daddy's do and how they are all "real." (just wait until your kids start threatening kids that "my dad can arrest your dad" at school!) : )

kd said...

Thanks, ladies, for the suggestions. I wasn't really "worried" per se, just... interesting to see how the difference is already discernible at a young age. We continue on.....