Monday, February 01, 2010

Parents Say Funny Things Too!

Kids say funny things. The way my kids process the world and the questions they ask (i.e. Are Disney World and Florida friends?) bring many smiles to my day.

Sometimes parents say funny things too.

Last night one of my kids was trying to figure out how to shoot a foam dart gun. She couldn't. She whined. Lacking patience, I said the first thing that came to mind:

If you can't figure it out, just give up!

A friend overheard my words and began to laugh. Once I realized what I had said, I laughed too. The child left the room slightly confused, mulling over the "wise"words of her mother.

Parents can say funny things, but somehow, I don't think our kids find us that amusing.

Have you ever let words slip that left you thinking, "Did I just say that?"


Leslie Ringger said...

very funny mego. it made me laugh heartily :)

christine said...

I overheard Blake saying to Alexander recently, "When Daddy says something, you DON'T do it, do you understand?" Hmmm...nope; actually I don't understand! I later learned that Blake had told Alexander NOT to do something & that was what he attempting to reinforce. When I relayed his words back he laughed & admitted it did not come out quite right :)

smw said...

great memories, friend. :) it had to help that we were SO tired. :) thanks for coming. it was great to have you here!

megs @ whadusay said...

Oh Christine, that made me laugh!

Shar, I completely agree!

Marla said...

Yes, when I scolded 3 year old Leslie for acting like a child.

Alesa said...

that's great, megan!