Thursday, May 28, 2009

Teaching your children to communicate

Me: So what kind of homework do you have tonight?


James: Uh, some math. I don't think I have grammar, but--"


Me: You don't have grammar butt? (Rolls down window to yell at husband in garage). Hey, Kenny! James doesn't have grammar butt.


Kenny: (Wandering out to the car) You don't have grammar butt? Good.


James: No! I said I don't think I have grammar, but--"


Kenny: Oh, honey, he doesn't think he has grammar butt, but he might.


Me: That's not good.


James: I don't have grammar butt! What I meant is that I might have grammar but--"

Kenny: Now you're just repeating yourself.

James: Shakes head in disgust, slams car door and stomps upstairs.

Kenny and Melanie: Giggling madly.

26 comments:

Luisa Perkins said...

This sounds so familiar, except that our children would have included a liberal peppering of the word "like" in there.

Giggling madly on your behalf.

Amber Lynae said...

LOL That sounds oddly familiar from my childhood. One day I will get to tease/torture my child in the same way.

Don said...

Good job! If we can't torment our children, what are they good for?

CaJoh said...

Way to get on his Butt about things.

Way too funny— I can just see it happening.

Annette Lyon said...

Hahahaa! You're such a word nerd. And I SO love you for it.

Debbie said...

Oh Melanie. You and I are so much alike. I drive my kids nuts with conversations like htis.

Josi said...

One of those joys of parenthood no one tells you about :-)

kelberology 101 said...

Sounds like an Ostergar conversation!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

This is the *right* way to drive your children to therapy. :)

Becca said...

We have this at home, but it generally involves some perversion of "But, Mom..."

and then I follow with "What did you just call me?"

to a stunned, horrified kid-face

with which I must follow up: "You know that makes you Butt Kid, right?"

Kristina P. said...

Mocking your children. Excellent.

Eowyn said...

Eowyn giggling madly.

I love doing that to my kids. . .

Don't!. . . Stop!. . .

Really? Don't stop? Your wish is my command!

LisAway said...

I love Steph's comment and second it.

Our kids LOVE it when we do stuff like this to them.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Now, that's a way to keep a marriage alive!

wendy said...

NOthing more fun then tormenting the kids--------so funny

Kimberly said...

Hee hee...what an inventive way to torture your child!

DeNae said...

My daughter starts every sentence with "K, so..."

And every time, I exclaim "Queso?? Where's the queso? I love me some queso!"'

And every time, she rolls her eyes and tells me I'm a dork.

I'm pretty sure it has brought us closer together. Or at least keeps me entertained.

Sher said...

That's hilarious! Only usually I'm on the receiving end of those kind of jokes.
My hubby is also making fun of my grammer
ex. Yeah, but (Yeahbut, rabbit)
And K, so.... (Queso? Cheese?)
Yeah, he's a dork.

Sher said...

How funny, I just realized that Denae used the same queso joke on her daugther.
We really are kindred spirits.

myimaginaryblog said...

I never do this to my children. Just ask them. No, don't ask them.

When I used to ask my mom to "zip me" or "button me" when I was getting on my church dress, she'd always say, "I don't see any zipper/buttons on you," and I'd have to say, "NO, zip my dress." It was SO annoying. And I never do that to my kids now. Just ask them. No, don't ask them.

Emily said...

You guys are such word nerds! I love it!

Still laughing about this one!

Melinda said...

I love you.

annie valentine said...

I think I know where he gets his grammar butt.

Jami said...

Silly mom. Goofy dad. Lucky kid.

Lara said...

I LOVE bugging my kids like this. And so does my husband. It's fun. As you obviously know. :)

LexiconLuvr said...

That's awesome that you and Kenny are so silly. I'm proud of you for keeping your inner child teasing your outer child! =]