Maya’s afterschool classes don’t start until next week. So, in an effort to entertain her until she’s someone else’s problem, I’ve been taking Maya to do random things like have afternoon tea.
It was there that I saw her: a very pretty mom chatting up her 2 little girls. And I envied her. I envied her perfect hair and her ability to seamlessly interact with her children without skipping a beat. Because here’s the thing: I do not enjoy eating out with Maya one-on-one as we have nothing to talk about.
- What did you do at school today? Nothing.
- How is your tea? Good.
- What do you want to be when you grow up? A window-washer. (Still? Seriously?)
Apparently, it’s only when Maya doesn’t have my full, undivided attention that she has a million things to say and interrupts with the utmost urgency. But when it’s just us? Silence.
I feel bad for admitting this but I kind of wish Maya was old enough for an iPhone so that we could both pull them out and surf the Internet as we enjoy our scones. In silence.
So I’m thinking an iPhone for her 7th birthday in March? Followed by a high tea. Any thoughts?