Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Depends

The Weasels are all growing up in the same house. They all eat from the same pantry. They have to live by the same rules and have the same parents. All of their environmental and genetic factors are the same. Yet, they all are extremely unique and individual personalities. This isn't really surprising, but I find it to be amazing.

Monkey Weasel is gentle soul. She is sweet, funny and very generous of spirit. Monkey has built in maternal instincts and is openly affectionate with her family, no matter who the audience is. I suspect that Monkey will be the teen who is thrilled to see Mom and Dad when we come for a surprise visit to her college dorm room. That is not the reaction I would expect from the other Weasels, no matter how much they love us.

Last evening, Monkey Weasel stated that she is going to ask Santa to bring her a cell phone when she's old enough. I went on a faux rant about how Santa gets under my skin when he does things like that. He may be providing the phone, but he then sticks the Mom and Dad with paying the monthly bill, otherwise the phone is useless.

Monkey then assured me that it would be okay and work out in the long term because even though I would have to pay the bill, she is going to take care of me in my old age. "Really?, you are going to take me? Can I get that in writing? You know, so that you can't change your mind when I am an old Lady."

"Mom, do you know why I am going to take care of you in your old age?"

"Because you love me?"

"No, because I love you the most!"

"Are you going to change my diapers?"

"I'll even change your diapers."

"What about Dad? Are you going to take care of him too?"

"Yeah, I'm going to take care of Dad too."

"And are you going to change dad's diapers too?"

Yeah, but I am going to have to hire some help. You know, for if you and Dad have an accident at the same time."

I fought hard to stifle laughter and only partially succeeded. I came close to needing an adult diaper on the spot. This kid cracks me up and her ability to think through these kind of future details always takes me by surprise. What brings the biggest smile to my face and joy to my heart though, is that through all of the humor what shines through is genuine sincerity.

Monkey Weasel is definitely a one of kind original.

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26 comments:

Teacher Tom said...

You're lucky.

My 12-year-old just instituted a "no diapers" policy as a babysitter, so I'm pretty sure it's the nursing home for us. It might be a nice nursing home, but there's no way my daughter is changing diapers.

WeaselMomma said...

@ Teacher Tom ~ Don't feel bad. We've had 6 kids and this is the only one willing to change our diapers when the time comes. Gives new meaning to the term 'safety in numbers'.

Mommy, Esq. said...

Having fraternal twins I firmly believe it is nature over nurture. I couldn't have more different children. I don't know if it is a boy/girl thing but Penny is affectionate and likes to "give" us toys and "pick up" whereas Ned is Tor-Ned-o in every sense of the word, strewing toys about, knocking over his sister and taking her toys.

Teacher Tom said...

Maybe Brangelina will have a few extra kids to loan me. =)

WeaselMomma said...

@ Mommy ESQ. ~ No doubt they are born who they are going to be personality wise.

@ Teascher Tom ~ Or you could get a really fun new hobby :)

Michelle said...

Awww, what a sweet little girl. Just make sure she never sees Like Water for Chocolate. I'm guessing the other weasels weren't fighting for this honor?

PJ Mullen said...

You've got quite the planner right there, already anticipating the need for support. Monkey Weasel could have a future in politics :)

King of New York Hacks said...

I guess we'll never know...it all "depends" LMAO

Heather said...

Monkey Weasel sounds like a good kid. Remind me to try and have one of those, yanno, the one willing to change diapers and all that :P

WeaselMomma said...

@ Michelle ~ The other Weasels would be all "Mom and Dad who?". I wonder why there wasn't a line for this honor myself.

@ PJ ~ She'd be a darn site better than anything Washington has to offer right now.

@ King Hack ~ Depends, is right.

@ Heather ~ Monkey is a real sweetheart. It's all luck of the draw though. It took 6 to get one, and only one, willing to care for us in our old age.

seashore subjects said...

That is so sweet. And especially generous and mature, as my sisters and I talked and decided if it came down to it with my dad we would need a nurse for his diapers and bath.

surprised mom said...

What a sweetheart Monkey is! And how mature! I'm giving her a virtual hug! I've got a miss independent that will check in on us and one who will live with us, but there's no way she'll change diapers.
I think Monkey deserves that cell phone, don't you?

KWG said...

Very sweet, although you won't need to wait until old age. When you do get her cell phone bill, it will put you in diapers.

;)

Surfer Jay said...

Thats why I had kids, so someone would change my depends when Im an old fart.

WeaselMomma said...

@ Seashore ~ I've even told the Mr. that I would happily hire him the cutest, youngest nurse I can find but that I am done with changing diapers.

@ Surprised Mom ~ She can have the phone as soon as she can sign a legally binding contract.

@ KWG ~ That's a mighty fine point.

@ Surfer ~ I look at that as a long term investment.

Bad Momma said...

Wow! Pretty impressive. I doubt any of my boys would do diapers! You & Mr. Weasel will just have to work on not having an "accident" the same time!

Charlie on the PA Turnpike said...

My 6.5 yo just announced that he plans on marrying a girl when he grows up and then all of us (mom & me, he and his wife, and his older brother) can live in the same house.

"What if your brother gets married, too," I cautiously ask.

"Then he has to move out. Too many mommies!"

terri said...

That kid is definitely a gift! The fact that she doesn't even question the possibility of you wearing diapers and her having to change them proves it! You've got a great kid there!

Tara R. said...

That is so sweet. It does my heart good to know you and Mr. Weasel will be in such loving hands when you both are old and feeble.

Mr. Man said...

The sweetness of our children. The Boy and Bai say they are going to take care of us when we get old. The Boy, with his plans of being a famous basketball player, said that he will let us live in one of his mansions (or the poolhouse...whichever is closer).

The Devoted Dad said...

You better start stocking up on them now :) That is so sweet of her. You can just tell her, that Daddys will have to wait cause you're first in line. Reminds me of an old
joke- What happened when the congregant passed gas in church? He had to sit in his own pew. Hah- still love that one -Jason

Momo Fali said...

Aw! That is so sweet! My kids will likely leave me sitting on a curb with a tin cup.

Ron S. Doyle said...

You're such a lucky weasel. ;-)

Greg said...

Monkey Weasel sounds like a great kid! I enjoyed the part about making a phony-rant against Santa for bringing a cell phone. That's a classic...quick thinkin Weasel Momma!

Otter Thomas said...

What a sweat weasel. Hilarious but you can clearly see she has a very caring and loving heart.

Mrs4444 said...

What a sweetheart; I love her.

Kyle and I got a thing started a while back on this subject. One day, when he was feeling lazy, he agreed that if I made him a bowl of rice (snack), he would change one of my diapers one day. We are now up to six diapers, I think. SO funny!!

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