For Kids, It Is Just That Simple: Life Lessons From My 8 Year Old

6 Feb

girl-under-bed_300Life, really isn’t that complicated and most problems have simple solutions. Just ask my 8-year-old.

The dreaded 3:18am wake up by your child, sometime, somewhere in your parenting journey, its going to happen. And on this Sunday night, I was violently shaken awake by my ridiculously strong  8-year-old. It’s not a usual occurrence so I expected to wake to some sort of  Paranormal experience where someone is levitating off the bed or the shadow of my ex attacking me for having his child support payments raised.  Instead I opened my eyes to find a very  cohearent, very alert child.  As a parent, we have our list of questions at the ready when these things happen: Are you ok?Did you wet the bed? Are you afraid? Did someone break into the house? Is someone outside with a big check with my name on it? Is something burning? To which she answered no for every question. After one final, WHATS WRONG KID! She replied…I need you to hold me so I can fall back asleep.

Too tired to argue, I did as was asked and went back to sleep.

The next morning, I asked her what was her problem. Why did she wake up the sleeping dragon. To which she replied. “Mama, I couldn’t sleep. So either I was going to be up and keep us both up or you could just hold me and we both get to go back to sleep. Makes sense right! It was simple mom, not complicated.” So yes, according to my very wise 8-year-old, life is that simple and I will take this talk and try to apply it to everything this week.

  • Dont like your job. Find a new one!
  • Gained some weight because you eat too much junk and don’t exercise enough. Stop eating junk and exercise!
  • Dont like your husband/boyfriend, get a new one!
  • Your kid likes to wake you up in the middle of the night…keep your door locked! 🙂

See its simple, not complicated!



10 Responses to “For Kids, It Is Just That Simple: Life Lessons From My 8 Year Old”

  1. OneMommy February 9, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Sometimes I like how kids think.

    I’m thinking if I locked my door the kids banging on the other side would be worse than the usual wake up, though….

    • The Model Mom February 9, 2013 at 11:50 am #

      Yeah, I didnt think about that. LOL. But I think a locked door would give them pause no?! Wishful thinking?

  2. Ginny Marie February 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    So funny! I have an 8 year old daughter, too, and she has done the exact same thing! At least she still wants to snuggle with me. 😉

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! It was fun tweeting with you this morning!

    • The Model Mom February 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

      YES, I appreciate the snuggle, however, I SO NEED TO SLEEP. lol

  3. themammasclub February 18, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    Ha ha! My 3 year olds solution to all problems I have are a hug and a ‘chiss’ followed by some ice-cream eating! I cant wait for her to become 8 to hear such more profound things 🙂

    • The Model Mom February 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

      No, it starts at about 4 years old. Just wait for social commentary on the news. Lol. Hilarious!

    • The Model Mom February 19, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

      You’d be surprised at how much THAT solution solves many things as well. Just wait, ONE MORE YEAR and you will have a little Oprah or Dr. Phil on your hands!

      • The Mammas Club February 21, 2013 at 2:15 am #

        Oh, please don’t make me cry ! 🙂
        I’m coming up with some baby product reviews tonight…I’d love for you to see that and have your opinion dear model mom! you can check it out at :

  4. Tess @Tips on Life and Love July 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Haha, I love this! Every time I don’t know what to do, I’m going to ask what my 8 year-old self would do.

    • The Model Mom July 31, 2013 at 12:27 am #

      Most times, its go get some chocolate milk and watch cartoons! Works for me! 🙂

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