I am neither a homebody nor someone who must leave the house in seek of excitement every day. I fall somewhere in the middle. But every time my kids see me getting dressed in the morning, they ask, "Mom, are we going somewhere?" I usually reply, "No, I'm just getting dressed." Now I must confess to you that I am a person who OCCASIONALLY stays in my pajamas all day. But that's usually only if I'm not feeling well or if I'm having a marathon cleaning day. So there's no need to ask the question every time I get dressed for the day.
Today, my oldest son asked The Question when he saw that I was ironing a shirt to wear. "No, I'm just getting dressed," I replied. My middle son asked The Question when he saw me brushing my teeth. "NO!" I answered a bit more forcefully. "Can't I brush my teeth without you thinking we're going somewhere???" But here's the kicker. I was pulling the vacuum out of the front closet and Sis asked me, "Mom, are we going somewhere?" Now why in the world would vacuuming the carpet lead a person to think they were about to embark on a journey? I just don't get it.
Anyone else willing to share parenting pet peeves to make me feel more normal??? And no, I'm not going anywhere!