You know, when I was a teenager, there were a lot of things I thought would just magically happen when I became an adult. For example, I thought all adults liked to clean. I thought it was just part of the transformation into adulthood--the desire and propensity to clean instilling themselves into your psyche. Yeah, uh, that never happened. I also thought adults had endless amounts of time. I mean, I was soooo busy as a teenager, but when I was an adult I would sit around more and do boring adult stuff and therefore would be able to devote my time to studying and bettering the world. What was I thinking? I have less time now. And finally, I thought adults had the ability to control their fits of laughter at inappropriate times. Especially during important parenting moments, like the following situation.
My eight year old daughter was wearing my ten year old daughter's shorts (using the excuse of no clean laundry or something of that nature [seriously, who isn't doing the laundry?]). The ten year old upon seeing them, complained, "Mo-om, she's wearing my shorts."
"It's fine. I'll do some laundry later, just let her wear them," I, being the perfect peacemaker, said.
The eight year old chimed in with, "They're so huge they could fit a hippo's bottom."
My ten year old promptly responded, "No wonder why they fit you perfectly."
I know, I know. I should've said, "You will have time to think about how to be nice to your sister while you sit in your room for ten minutes." That's what a responsible adult would've done. But instead, I thought, wow, when did my ten year old learn such good come backs and I laughed. Mom of the year award, right?
Oh, I would have laughed. That's awesome. And, seriously, I thought I'd love to clean when I grew up to! What the heck? Why is my house still a wreck?ReplyDelete
I like 8 yr old's comment. So funny. I laugh at very inappropriate times when my kids do funny stuff. I really can't help it. They crack me up!ReplyDelete
I so had the same misconceptions when I was young. I'm so disillusioned now as an adult. I absolutely detest that whole cleaning thing. And laughing. I still have no control. My 14 year old is the queen of the comeback and constantly cracks me up. The worst is when it's in church. Holy cow! I am so rowdy sometimes. Tisk! Tisk!ReplyDelete
Kasie, Ah, the "adult fairy tale" all kids fall for. Being "grown up" (is that possible?) is nothing like I imagined. And, btw, I think your kids may have a future in comedy.;-)ReplyDelete
LOL, I think they take after you ;)ReplyDelete
I'd have laughed, too! Feel proud: the ability to fire off a good comeback gets you far. Or at least it gets some laughs. Tomato, to-mah-to. :DReplyDelete
Hi. Funny post, I'd have probably laughed too. Loved reading through your previous posts as well. I will most certainly be back.ReplyDelete
Oh, I laugh at my kids' antics all the time when I shouldn't. In those moments when I need to let them know that such behavior is not acceptable. It's bad, but hey, if you didn't laugh at those moments you'd go crazy. :)ReplyDelete
I've sent you MOY nomination in to the organizers. :)ReplyDelete
Heheheh! That was awesome! I can't wait to meet your witty 8 & 10 year olds! JenniReplyDelete
I always laugh at the funny things Benjamin does. He's probable going to grow up and be incorrigible as a result, but I can't help it if it's funny.ReplyDelete
I can't remember what I thought of adults when I was a kid or teen....but it was probably smart-alecky.
We have those moments! LOLReplyDelete
That is pretty clever. Is this the same daughter that is writing a book? I can't wait to read it then.ReplyDelete
Nat, I know, what's up? Did we miss the cleaning "chip" they were supposed to install when we became adults or what?ReplyDelete
Nikki, I know, kids are hilarious. It's really impossible not to laugh isn't it?
Lois, you're not the only one. I laugh even more when I know I'm not supposed to, so church is my number one place for uncontrollable fits.
Debra, I hope my kids grow up funny. It would be hard not to with their dad. My hubby is hilarious. I've been laughing for 11 years now.
Jenn, yeah, not really. I just pretend I'm funny. My husband really is.ReplyDelete
Jen, you're right, I am proud. Being funny is awesome.
littlescribbler, thanks. And thanks for stopping by. I dropped by your blog. That's so awesome that you're starting to write so young in your life. Keep it up.
Renee, that's true. I wouldn't want to go even more crazy then I am.
Angie, awesome. I hope I win! LOL
Jenni, I MISS YOU!!!! Call me tomorrow.
Candi, grow up to be incorrigible? Isn't he already? I love that kid. He makes me laugh.
Kathryn, I think we were all smart alecks. Its the only way to be as a teenager. LOLReplyDelete
Terri, yes, we do. LOL
Jessie, yes the same daughter writing the book. She's a little sassy one. :)
That's too darn cute! both girls will have snappy things to say to smartaleck guys down the road. This is just practice for them!ReplyDelete
Sometimes (most of the time)in my house you can't tell who the adults are.ReplyDelete
My 9yr old has to constantly reprimand my inappropriate behaviors. She'd put me on time out if she could.
Ha! Great post. I thought when I was an adult I would feel like an adult. So wrong.ReplyDelete
That is pretty funny!!! Great blog.ReplyDelete
HA! HA!!! HA!!! HA!!!! I love that my kids are getting older, more fun and coming into their own.ReplyDelete
I can sooo picture the moment, and I want you to know I'm laughing out loud right now!! Thanks again for my after work humor:)!!ReplyDelete