Amy is a graduate student: smart, cute, petite, 22, cute.
Have I mentioned she is really cute?
As she only sits from time to time, and was mostly working afternoons to help out with Jacob when I was just out of my surgery and could not care for him at all physically, she had never put Ethan to bed.
Well, there's a first time for everything.
The other night my husband and I actually went out in the evening, a rather rare occurrence. We braved the latest snowstorm to hear the wonderful Peggy Orenstein read from her marvelous new book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, at our local bookstore.
(Full disclosure: Peggy is a facebook & twitter friend of mine, and has a "professional relationship" with my husband, having interviewed and quoted him in an article of hers on female superheros.)
Since we were actually already out of the house, alone & together, my husband and I decided to make a "real date" of it and have dinner out at a local diner before heading home.
This meant that Amy got to put Ethan to bed, and on this particular night he really needed a shower.
When we got home, we got this report from her:
Ethan in the bathroom, naked, about to get into the shower: “Amy, you have to take your clothes off, too.”
Amy: distractedly “Um, what?”
Ethan: “Amy, you have to take your clothes off.”
Amy: “WHAT? No.”
Ethan: “Yes, it’s the house rule. When I take a bath or shower and take my clothes off? You have to take your clothes off, too.”
Amy “Uh, no, I really don’t think so, kid… Why do you think I have to take off my clothes?”
Ethan: ”Well… I’ve never seen a naked woman before.”
(Have I mentioned she is really cute?)
Amy: “And you’re not going to see one tonight. Now, get in the shower.”
Nice try, kid!
(And thank goodness Amy has a really good sense of humor.)
(And yes, Ethan and I had ourselves a little chat about concepts like "appropriate" and "respectful." And yes I worked very hard to suppress my smirk during said conversation.)
Mama Kat’s writers workshop.