Sunday, September 18, 2011

Long Hair

"Mommy, I have long hair, just like you!

...except mine has animals all over it."

(please excuse the ketchup all over his face...didn't get a chance to wipe that off before I took the picture)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Cody takes me to work three days a week so that he can have the car to take Joshua to daycare and go to class. To get to the building where I work, we have to bypass a gate, where a BYU police officer sits and checks the ID of everyone who comes to the gate. This morning, I flashed my ID as usual, but apparently she couldn't see it, so she asked Cody to roll down his window.

"Are you a faculty member?"

I replied, "No, I'm a staff employee."

"Okay, I just couldn't see your ID very well. Thanks!"

And we drove on.

Then, from the backseat comes a little voice: "You're a staff employee? But I thought you were my mommy!"

I'm both, my son--both those things and many, many more. But it's comforting to know that, to him, I will always be, first and foremost, his mommy.