Sometimes I ask Venky if I should quit work and stay at home to take care of him. The answer is always a big resounding NO.
A few days ago, I popped up the same question to hear back the same answer.
“Why not? Your friends X and Y’s moms stay at home.” (Most of the moms in my colony at SAHMs)
“What will you do at home, mommy?”
“What ever they do. Cook for you. Take care of you.”
“Mommy, is it necessary that all people have to be the same? Why can one not be different?”
I was rendered quite speechless by the profoundness of his statement. He could have asked the whole world that. I couldn’t help not feeling joy and pride at my son’s understanding and acceptance of differences, more so when his mother was concerned.
Way to go, my little philosopher! 🙂