Tuesday, March 16, 2010
It seemed like a pretty funny shirt when we bought it...and SO true (har, har). The first time SweetPea wore it, she, naturally, asked what it said. When we read it to her, she giggled and said to me " Mommy, you know EVERYTHING!" to which I answered "That's right Sweetie." After all, whenever something is missing in the house, who does everyone come to first to ask where it might be? Me, of course. Or, when SweetPea wants to tell Daddy all about a movie or show she saw and can't remember a character's name, who better to ask than Encyclopedia Mommica? OK, so maybe I don't know everything (yeah, even I can admit that), but I do get asked a lot of questions and everyone seems to assume I'll always have an answer. Every time SweetPea puts the shirt on, we all have a little laugh when she says with a big grin, "Mommy knows EVERYTHING." Little did I know...
A few weeks ago, the kids and I were piled into the car, off to run some errand. SweetPea was chattering on about one of her new, favorite movies, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs", when she suddenly asks "Mommy, what's Flint Lockwood's daddy's name?" Um...uh...hmm. Honestly, as many times as she's watched it, I have to admit, I'd only half watched the movie and I had absolutely NO idea what the guy's name was. So this is how it went down...
Me: "Sweetie, I don't know what Flint's daddy's name is"
SweetPea: "You know Mommy!"
Me: "No, really, I don't remember what his name is, Sweetie."
SweetPea: (distraught) "But you DO know Mommy. You know everything!"
OK, wow, I didn't see that one coming. The conversation ended with her in tears, chanting to me softly, "but Mommy, you know everything!" and with me trying desperately to explain that, in fact, no one knows everything and that sometimes even Mommy needs to look things up to find an answer. And yes, when we got home, I had to run to the computer and search the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) to find out what Flint's daddy's name was.