Screw Calgon... I'm running away!  

fieldsofdaisy 41F
1343 posts
8/12/2006 2:47 pm

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Screw Calgon... I'm running away!

"Although, for reference's sake, let's not climb up on the bathroom counters again, ok?"

I said this to my three year old today as I was oh-so-carefully applying a band-aid to his plastic horse's bum leg. (which I do feel that I should mention, was bum because he bit the damn thing practically off!!)

After I said it, I immediately started laughing at myself... Like he understands 'for reference's sake'! Oh well... What are you gonna do, right?

However, this also marks the very last step in my realization that there is not a single, solitary location in this entire house that is safe from his grubby little hands. He's too damn tall anymore, and too physically coordinated. He can climb absolutely anything. The band-aids he brought me? They were in the medicine cabinet. Nice. Where on earth am I going to put all that stuff now?? Sigh... These kids are going to be the end of me, I tells ya'.

Mexico, anyone? Margaritas, hammocks, sunshine... cabana boys ready for oil-rubbing or toe-sucking on a moments' notice... Sigh... I am SO there!


KghtTtemplar 54M
4791 posts
8/12/2006 3:07 pm

I'm not sure about the cabana boys...Mexico sounds great.

timberwolf6972 44M

8/12/2006 3:18 pm

Can i cum with you? Damn I need a vacation too. I can help you with the toe sucking part if you like. {=}

CB_2 51F

8/12/2006 3:27 pm

Daisy, you're going the wrong way about it! Accept it - he can reach everything. Don't try putting stuff out of reach. Concentrate on training him to be sensible. I'm a great believer that we have to allow our children to take risks in order to learn responsibility.

And carry on using phrass like "for reference's sake" - children whose parents use complicated grammatical constructions and vocabulary inherit the skill. The ones which talk like morons are the ones who have been talked down to like - well - morons.

I have a friend whose voice immediately goes into 3 year old mode when she talks to her son (ah, diddums). You should hear the sentence consutruction and vocabulary employed by my 7 and 5 year old... you can tell that I don't dumb down on their behalf!

My five year old made a model in school and warned the teacher to hold it carefully "because it's extremely delicate". It wasn't a phrase he was repeating parrot fashion - he was explaining to her why she should hold it carefully.

And my seven year old is just plain scary, because he uses logic and initiative as well. He got talking to a man in the queue at the pet shop. When I said to him mildly (because I don't agree with what they teach on this subject, as it happens) "So, all that not talking to strangers that they teach you at school is clearly not being put into practice", his immediate reply - along with a seriously withering look - was "Don't be silly, Mum. If you never talk to strangers, how will you ever make any friends?" Well, he had a point.

Blogito ergo sum.

loadeddice05 44M

8/13/2006 7:21 am

Mexico and hot cabana boys????? LOL!!!! I'm getting by tanning oil and flip/flops!!!!!!


Choozmi 50M

8/19/2006 11:12 am

I used to be a teacher and I always spoke to the kids using almost all of my vocabulary. I would simply provide explanations of more difficult words casually without waiting for them to ask for them. They were always able to follow what I was saying. I think kids will rise to the occasion.

I can't stand it when parents use different voices/vocabularies for their children. I think it makes the kids feel stupid.

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