Friday, February 27, 2009

Kids these days

The thing about having kids is - they keep you humble. If, for example, you should come home one evening and say "hey - guess what? I just found out I've won the Communicator of the Year award for our province!" they will have a delightful way of turning to you with a look that says "yeah, so what?" And then, while you stand there waiting for the overflowing accolades and the hugs of approval, they will proceed to say, "ummm... Mom, it's really not that impressive. I mean really - how many communicators do we know? One! So if nobody really knows any communicators and they pick you to be the best one, well that's not really that much of an honour, is it?"

Getting a little defensive at their bucket of cold water on your previously swollen and rapidly shrinking head, you'll say something like "yeah, but still - the best one in the WHOLE PROVINCE!" And they'll just keep pouring with, "oh sure, it's cool and all, but if you were the best SOCCER PLAYER in the province, then THAT would be something to brag about! You're not exactly the David Beckham of the communications world now, are you?"

Harrumph. Perhaps I should have picked a career my kids could marvel at. But then again, I'm pretty sure David Beckham's kids roll their eyes at him now and then too.


Anvilcloud said...

Well, some of us are pretty doggone impressed.

Judy said...

I'm impressed!

But not surprised.

You are a GREAT communicater!

Stephanie said...

So true about kids keeping us humble.

A huge congratulations from me on your accomplishment! Well done!

Liz said...

Hilarious! And congrats!

Pamela said...

They apparently are being good Communicators, too. ha ha

congratulations, by the way

Hope said...

Congrats heather..... enjoy all of the benefits of the honour in the adult world.
reminds me of the time when my son was 5 or so....
I took a work call on my cell and after I was done he said.... "wow when you're working you sound really smart, you don't even sound like yourself." ;)

in their eyes, we are only their mothers.

joyce said...

duh-oh... What does it mean?

(verification: scess)