Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Out Of The Mouths Of Babes.
"Mummy upstairs napping" was the baby's first sentence.
A three word sentence is a big deal when you're 19 months old.
I should be proud, and I am, but I can't help feeling maligned.
I was much more likely upstairs changing the bed linens, or putting away toys.
It's possible I was taking an overdue shower. Napping? Fat chance!
I've known for a long time that I need to watch what I say around the kids but now they are coming out with whoppers all by themselves.
I've mentioned before that the husband and I have had to tone down the color of our language (with varying success.) Now I realize we need to assume that everything we say can and WILL be repeated.
"Is that the lady you said was rude mom?"
Is not going to make me any friends at the park.
The six year old seems determined to get me in trouble.
We opened some gifts on Christmas Day that I thought were inappropriate for the girls.
I would say that what I said was:
"Let's exchange these for something else."
So when we were with the gift giver why did the six year old say,
"Mom, why did you think her gift was junky?"
Junky?? I DID NOT say junky - did I?
There's no way back from this. I did my best to bluff my way out of it by suggesting the six year old was confusing gifts.
We all know that particular person has us crossed of her Christmas list.
I might start carrying a big roll of duct tape in my bag.
That way next time she starts asking about the 'baby hole' in a restaurant I have a solution.
Now I just need to get the baby to say things that are good for my PR.