18 Jul Smackdown

We went out for lunch and there was a group of people from the Digicel cell phone company at the table next to us, in their company shirts. Bella pointed and said, “See those business people having a nice break from work?”

I said, “That’s like us. I’m having a lunchbreak from work.”

My child withered me with a disdainful look, “Mum you dont got a job. You dont work. You’re a writer.”

OhEmGee. How am I supposed to ever be recognized as a legit author, with a legit career that has actual meaning and substance – when my own child thinks I’m a lazy slug-a-bug with no job?!


  • Leilani Martinez

    You should ask Bella to write a short story that makes a significant social statement, one that readers would clamor to buy and read, and filmmakers are itching to make into a movie, in a month! She’ll find out soon enough how hard a writer’s line of work is! On the other hand, l would feel really bad for you if she did…given the little I know about your baby girl…hmmmm

    July 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm
  • Tooooo funny. I loved Bella. She’s hilarious!

    July 20, 2014 at 7:52 pm
  • Random somewhat related additional comment… Mr. Fiance and I went to premarital counseling the other day, the pastor started talking about planned parenthood and the importance of being ready prior to having kids and all that. Then he said something about how it’s also good to have someone home with the kids, or at least able to take off in case of appointments and be able to do all the unplanned events that inevitably come up with kids. He also said that your schedule resolves around your kids schedule. Mr. Fiance turns to me and says, “well I guess it’s good that you said you want to eventually be a full time writer, so you’ll be home most of the time and not doing much”…. o_O ………..I’m sorry, what?

    He soon realized the error of his words, and fixed it by saying that he meant not that I would have no job, but that it would be easier for me to leave should the need arise; not having an actual boss to ask and all that, but still.

    July 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm

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