Monday, December 13, 2010

Find Your Inner Cat



This is why you should find your inner cat.

A few nights ago we were sitting around the dinner table, doing more talking than eating.
Isaiah, my seven year old, with eyes so blue it would appear that the summer skies have been squeezed into them, looked at me and said, "Mommy, what will I be when I grow up?"

"You can be whatever you want, baby. A lawyer, a doctor, a truck driver, a nurse, a teacher..."

Daddy joined in, cause that's what we do in our family. "Or you could be a designer or a dentist, a banker or bricklayer."

"Or a writer. You're a great writer. I love your stories," I said.

Isaiah looking thoughtful said, " Thanks Mom, but I think I'm more of an artist. I like my drawings."

I ruffled his hair and touched my finger to the tip of his nose. Cause who can resist that cute nose? "Well you be an artist then baby. I'll buy all your paintings."

Isaiah giggled.

Then Cyrus, our family's resident three-year-old, said, "Or a cat. You could be a pussy cat."

We laughed, but Cyrus started to cry.

"Oh, Honey. Sorry. Isaiah can be a pussy cat if he wants to," I said.

"Or a crocodile," Daddy added.

Cyrus laughed with us this time.

"Or a donkey," Isaiah said.

"Just don't be a chihuahua," Daddy said. "Our family has one of those already, and one is enough."


So I ask you, have you found your inner cat? Maybe you should. The world is funnier when you do :)

PHOTO: Me and my boys (oh, and the chihuahua)

40 comments:

  1. lovely story, i love those conversations about what our kiddlies might be....mali's latest is "mowing grass with a tractor, as well as maybe planting some seeds"....his fave job of all time is mowing the lawn with Daddy on the ride-on...gorgeous boys Tab, and thanks for the giggle!
    love charm
    ps. never could work out how to comment with a profile, so anon it must be!

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  2. What a cute story? Out of the mouths of babes, right? As for my inner cat, I think I've found it. I'm a tiger, baby, grrr. (Maybe I'm channeling Austin Powers...)

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  3. My inner cat wants to snuggle, all the time, under a down comforter in front of a fire. Hmmm...not what you had in mind? Well the real cat who lives here certainly agrees with me! Love this story Tab.

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  4. What a wonderful story to start the week with :) My inner cat would have to be a snow leopard right now, brrr... :)

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  5. I need funny! Yoo-hoo, inner cat!!!

    You're something, Tab. Something amazing.
    P

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  6. Great photo and your right who could resist those eyes.

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  7. I'm totally giggling, this reminds me of a time when I was a kid (please bear in mind things weren't as PC back then so take the story as it came from the mouth of a 7 year old) and told my mom that I wanted to be black. I grew up as a mixed breed -- Irish & Lithuanian -- so it didn't take long to figure out it really wasn't possible but at the time I was dead serious. Your family sounds really supportive & fun :-)

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  8. Meooow. Going to curl up in the sunny window now. *saunters*
    Wonderful post. :)

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  9. That is so cute! I'm so excited to be able to have these conversations with Brogan!

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  10. If finding her means I "phhhhttt!!" and show my claws whenever someone tries to steal my food, yes.

    But I have yet to curl up in a basket of clean laundry or jump on the bathroom counter while my mom does her make-up.

    Darling story!

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  11. Aw, how cute. Love your description of your son's eyes, too--brilliant!

    I miss these type talks with my boys--enjoy them for all they are worth.

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  12. Tabitha, that's too adorable!

    Oh I've found my inner cat. He roams around our loft, sleeps near my feet, and licks my face in the morning. :D

    Love the picture!!!

    Cheers,
    Jen

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  13. What a wonderful sweet story. I love the picture of you all - so much happiness and love there.

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  14. Sweet picture TB along with such a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Oh, I love, love, love that picture! My inner cat is sneaky, but I tolerate her well.

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  16. That's such a cute story, and photo!

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  17. Yep, I know my inner cat. She turns up in my poems all the time.

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  18. What a great conversation! Those are the best!

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  19. Children are the 'great reminderers' of the land - they don't let you get away with anything. Which is good really :)

    Glad to see you back :)

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  20. Loved the picture and the story, Tabitha. Your sons are adorable! Its nice to see that you have such wonderful discussions with your sons where you encourage them to pursue any profession they desire.

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  21. Glad so many of you have an inner cat. Somehow I suspected that was the case! :)

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  22. Hi Tab, thanks very much for your comment. I'm sorry I keep following and unfollowing you, it's very rude of me I know. I'm here to stay now. x

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  23. My inner cat would be a cat. I would like to have one but wifey is allergic to them.

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  24. What a wonderful story! Smiled, then laughed, then thought, "Great family."

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  25. Awwww, your kids are sweet, sweet, sweet.

    I have found my inner cat. I am allergic to her.

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  26. Tigger is My Hubbeezz inner cat!
    i try to follow his lead but it seems Eeyore just wants to camp out for a while.
    Does anyone remember "Kimba the white lion?" That was my childhood inner cat. Perhaps i will rediscover that brave cub within, again someday.
    *kare

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  27. Nice.. :)
    This is a very good write..
    and you have captured this wonderful moment so well :)

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  28. My middle girl wanted to be a statue when she grew up.

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  29. Beautiful picture--your boys are so sweet! I always wanted to be a cat when I grew up. I still do. ;)

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  30. awww what a cute, cute story :) I'm sure they'll both grow up to do tremendous things, with you supporting them all the way. x

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  31. When I was very, very young, I knew I didn't want to have babies when I grew up. I wanted to have kittens....

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  32. Ooooo no. And I don't want to. But I'll find my inner dog :)

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  33. I am a cat. My pet name in my childhood was Kitten. My surname in Russian means - Cat.

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  34. Hi Tab, I love this post. I AM in touch with my inner cat. I even stretch like one.

    I have a Bugsy, who looks like a bunny rabbit. But he's all cat.

    ~ that rebel, Olivia

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  35. Sounds like a great place to be, the inner cat. :) Prrrrr.....

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