Maddie and Katie were playing with some friends from the neighborhood at our house on Sunday. They decided to play “family” and soon got in an argument over who would be The Mommy. Of course, The Mommy is a coveted role and all four girls wanted the enviable position. Loud voices led to tears, and my husband was just about to intervene when Maddie declared, “Wait a minute, you guys. We can all be The Mommy. Hold on.” Maddie bounded up the stairs to her bedroom and came down holding a book.
She sat on the floor and spread The Great Big Book of Families open on her lap. She thumbed through the pages as the other three girls watched with curious eyes. “Here!” Maddie declared as she held up the book for the others to see. “Some children have two mommies or two daddies.” She pointed to the picture. “We can all be The Mommy!”
“I have a friend with two daddies,” her friend agreed.
The problem was solved, and the multi-mommy family played in harmony.
I love the way Maddie went inside a book to think outside the box.