I used to be an excellent mother

8 Feb

At the supermarket (the one in the shopping centre with the toy shop where we were picking up something for a birthday party because somehow or other my brain remembered that the party is tomorrow morning at ten am so last minute shopping would involve getting up extra early), I was standing slightly bamboozled about what to buy for tea, because I do most of my shopping at the Central Market, so rarely shop at supermarkets anymore, when I hit upon an idea.

“Let’s have fish fingers!” I said.

And my boy said “what are they?”

And right in front of a woman who was very well dressed and hadn’t had to say, not even once, ‘pleeeeease stand still, I’m trying to think’ to her little girl.


So when we got out of the supermarket I said to my boy “do you want an ice cream?”.

And he looked at me sideways, before he said “yes”.


6 Responses to “I used to be an excellent mother”

  1. Stomper Girl February 8, 2008 at 4:31 pm #

    I have to say please stop talking I’m trying to think to mine.

    My kids know what fish fingers are. But they’ve never had KFC.

  2. blue milk February 8, 2008 at 6:10 pm #

    I love this post.

  3. blackbird February 8, 2008 at 9:41 pm #

    A small victory for our side.

  4. h&b February 10, 2008 at 6:22 pm #

    Opposite to Stomper, the boy knows KFC but not Fish Fingers.

    I bought them on a whim a few years back. I was half of a couple and the other half was out of town. I was going to get down and dirty – white bread, vinegar.

    They tasted like crap.
    My memories lied to me.

    It was so disappointing 😦

  5. ThirdCat February 10, 2008 at 6:26 pm #

    bb – yes. Not that it’s a competition of course. And not that I’d be in it if it were. But all the same. Yes.

    “my memories lied to me”…brilliant line h&b.

  6. Ariel February 12, 2008 at 10:47 am #

    Hey, that’s great. Though I have to say that my boy certainly knows what fish fingers are. I’d still be chuffed if he didn’t though!

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