Fergus Explains It All

Fergus is the only one of my children who seems to have a hard time falling asleep. Because he was such a good boy yesterday, when he came back out of his room last night in his jammies, squinting at the light coming from the TV, telling me he needed another hug, I let him lie down with me on the couch for a few minutes, and held him tight. My husband David was moved by this picture of domestic bliss.

DAVID: Fergus, don’t you have the best mommy?

Fergus thinks about it for a moment.


MOMMY: Excuse me?

FERGUS: No. You are not de BEST mommy. In anudder house, there is pwobby a mommy who is gooder.

DADDY: Fergus, that’s not nice to say.

FERGUS: (clarifying) You still a good mommy. You’re zust not the BEST mommy.

What can you do? He’s so obviously, totally right.

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Roxane B. Salonen April 19, 2009 at 6:10 am

I love the utterances of your children, and how you stay so true to their dialect through your writing. I can just hear him, and want to meet the little fellow. By the way, you ARE the best mommy. He just doesn’t know it yet…or, he has a great imagination. 🙂


Marketing Mama April 23, 2009 at 3:47 am

He didn’t sugar coat it at all, did he?!

🙂 Cute.


Amanda April 30, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Got to love their honesty…

Conner has some congestion… and I was asking him how he felt about missing preschool for a day (he only goes twice a week), to which he replied “Momma, I not able of breaving” (breathing) “I not skoool ‘morrow, tay?”

Well, all right then…

(PS – found your blog via the article you wrote about having a girl after wanting another boy… I’m guilty as charged. Thanks for the inspiration to finally blog about it!)


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