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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Thursday, July 10, 2008

shut UP!

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

I have a confession to make. I have a horrible habit. One that seems to get me into trouble every time I have a child entering the toddler years. Or, as I like to call them, the parrot years. Ya know, the years where they repeat everything you say. Just like a parrot, who doesn't know when to shut UP!

Oops, there I go again.

For those of you who know Nurse Boy really well, you know that he is always joking around. Sometimes the kids aren't sure whether or not to believe the CRAZY stuff he is telling them. Then there are times he just spouts out stuff to get a reaction.

Well, I always react. And, I usually react by playfully telling him to "shut UP." I don't tell my kids, friends, or family to shut up when I am mad. It is a playful thing.

Let me just say that listening to your two year old yelling, "shut UP, shut UP" to her brothers and laughing is NOT GOOD! It doesn't sounds playful or cute. I felt like I had just taught her a curse word.

Say a prayer for me that she forgets this phrase....and that she doesn't use it on the pastor or the doctor, or even in church when the congregation is totally silent.

I am going to wash my mouth out with soap...


Nurse Boy said...

Crap! You said shut up. You are a terrible mom. Also, I don't think Nurse Boy jokes around, I just think he's not right in the head.

Imperfect Mom said...

Shut! Up! I can't believe you said that!

Chrisi and Silas said...

UHMMMMMM, I'm telling your mom you said a bad word! I hope our little Lucy doesn't pick up on your bad habits!!!

Chaos-Jamie said...

I wish I didn't tell my kids to shut up. The first time it was just so satisfying...and it broke the dam.

But they just don't shut up otherwise!

I always said I'd never tell them to go away, too.