Scarlett of Suburbia

Field Notes from The Motherhood


May 2015

On Career Ambitions

The 9 y.o.: Well, you’ll be glad to know I’ve got a new career goal now.

The Mom: Okay…

The 9 y.o.: Do you remember what I wanted to be?

The Mom: A supermodel?

The 9 y.o.: A koala, mom. So now I want to be a songwriter. A lot more money in being a songwriter than a koala.



On Reality TV

The 12 y.o. (watching the Amazing Race): It’s painful to watch people who clearly have never been on a horse attempting to ride them.

The Mom: Not everyone has had riding lessons since they were 3 years old. You’ve lived a fairly¬†privileged life, you know.

The 12 y.o.: I’ve been privileged that you never subjected me to reality tv. Well, until tonight for some strange reason.M with Duke at the Barn

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