Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

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Miss Ro, sorry, Miss Princess Ballerina Butterfly Ro, was playing on her mini-Papasan chair last night & fell out of it. I told her “Be careful”. To which my child replied, “Oh I am so clumsy, Mama!” with such glee that I felt I had to correct her.

I said, “Being clumsy is not something to be proud of, Ro. You don’t want to be clumsy, you want to be graceful.”

My child then screamed, as she ran from the room, “NOOOO Mommy! Don’t turn me into that!!” Yep. That’s my daughter.

Ro also said her first, and I hope only, for a very looong time, swear word on Wednesday…”Damn it!”

She gets that from me. I admit it. And I am working on that. But it could have been much worse. She could have dropped an F~bomb, as I have read recently on some other Mommy Blogs.

Wouldn’t that have been lovely on Christmas Eve...”Go say hi to Grandma & Grandpa, Ro.” “F@&$!, hi!!” Yep. That would have gone over like a Ho in church with two Pimps at my Mexican, Catholic In~Laws’ house (I would have gotten the blame for that one, even though my Hubs uses it waayyy more than I do)! Maybe she will never say it again…a Mama can pray, right?

Speaking of In~Laws…they did their annual name draw for the Christmas Gift Exchange. We weren’t there for it because Hubs had to work on Thanksgiving. Again. My FIL called to tell us who we got in the exchange…Hubs got his Mom & I got his sister. Oh Joy!!

She (SIL) didn’t make a list this year…Double Joy! She likes leopard print. Her whole family wore leopard print pajamas & Santa hats for their Christmas picture last year. She brags that she can wear the same size as her youngest daughter. Apparently she raids the teen’s closet, now that she has had gastric bypass surgery (a total cop~out for her).

Maybe I will just get her a gift certificate for Ho’s R’ Us. They ought to have a ton of inappropriate clothing for a 40+ year old woman with no fashion sense!

“Tis the Season…”

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  1. Sounds like you’re gearing up for a fun and exciting Christmas season. πŸ™‚

  2. K and/or K says:

    Sounds like quite the cougar den in your family.

  3. ChicagoLady says:

    I think you were MORE than happy to not have to join them for Thanksgiving. Can you arrange for your husband to have to work on Christmas too? LOL

  4. Me says:

    My three year old has adopted the the S word. Real embarassing the last time he used it in public!

  5. My three year old has adopted the the S word. Real embarassing the last time he used it in public!

  6. Julia says:

    Holy Cr***! Just so you dont feel lonely, I was fighting with sayings like, “dumb ass and dummy” since my son was 2.5 to 3. Now its under control. He knows the other words unfortunately due to Dad but does not say them. He let the f bomb slip once and went into panic mode since he knew he cant say that. Also, just ordered a leopard print apron inspired by Thanksgiving cooking!

  7. Paige says:

    Hey I am a firm believer in shaking up the inlaws and grandparents with some foul language–

    it is probably good I do not have kids huh?

  8. Shannon says:

    Ah, yes.. I remember my oldest saying her first swear, fondly…

    And the youngest, too. Makes a momma feel so proud, huh? πŸ˜‰

  9. Shan says:

    LOL Paige!

    For the others who are kind of confused or maybe even slightly off~put by this post, go read http://lastshredsofsanity.com/my-in-laws-are-driving-me-insane to get a better idea of why I am annoyed with the gift exchange results.

    Thanks for all the comment love, though!

  10. Hello! I tried your stopwatch thingy and it took 15.5 seconds to load your blog and 8.5 secs to load my blog. Many people will tell you that 15.5 seconds is too long. (Of course, some people think 8.5 seconds is too long, too). It’s probably OK for your loyal readers, but for new people in this instant NOW NOW NOW! world, 15.5 seconds is too long. One thing I did notice is that it took a long time to just scroll down your blog. Also, as long as I had your blog up and opened another window all my web pages were slow when I tried to scroll. But when I closed your window, my scroll speed went back to normal. If it’s not your header, maybe it’s certain widgets?

    Anyway, it’s your blog and you can do whatever the heck you want, but I just thought I’d tell you my experience.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  11. I bet my MIL could give your MIL a run for her money in the slutty tacky wardrobe department. And, btw — she’s 68.

  12. Cheryl says:

    I bet my MIL could give your MIL a run for her money in the slutty tacky wardrobe department. And, btw — she’s 68.

  13. Kristina P. says:

    Thanks so much for you comments on my blog! Your blog is adorable!

    I actually grew up in Riverside. I have lived in utah for about 15 years now, but I still have family there.

    And I love the animal print sister. I’m sure it’s not at all tacky.

  14. Shan says:

    Cheryl,

    It's my *SIL* NOT my MIL. But MIL has no fashion sense either! MIL is pretty conservative.

    *SIL* is the one with the problem(s)!

    K and/or K,

    Not MY family…HUBS' family. I claim NO DNA with those people!

    My Mom's side of the family is Redneck. My Dad's side is more refined & Irish.

    ~~Baby Roca's Mama AKA Crazy Irish Mama AKA Shan

  15. Oops — sorry for the mixup! Although I knew that your SIL was a b!#&h, I guess I tend to hone in on the wardrobe description and immediately assign the guilt to the MIL, since mine is the one with the tacky, bejeweled clothing.

    For the record, I got lucky at least with my SIL; she's wonderful, and on the same page as those of us who wee her parents for what they are.

  16. Cheryl says:

    Oops — sorry for the mixup! Although I knew that your SIL was a b!#&h, I guess I tend to hone in on the wardrobe description and immediately assign the guilt to the MIL, since mine is the one with the tacky, bejeweled clothing.For the record, I got lucky at least with my SIL; she's wonderful, and on the same page as those of us who wee her parents for what they are.

  17. Um — I meant SEE her parents for what they are. Definitely NOT wee them.

  18. Cheryl says:

    Um — I meant SEE her parents for what they are. Definitely NOT wee them.

  19. My 2 year old is starting to say "Oh crap" and "Damn it" because of me. He is also starting to call people "Idiot" when he is mad because of his darling sister.

    I have been trying SO HARD to clean up my language around them, but its frustrating since almost anything sassy that I say in place of actual swear words still sounds horrible coming from a 2 or 6 year old.

    But like you said, at least its not the F-Word. When my daughter was about 3 years old, she heard me say something like "where are my F*&%ing shoes" and then would refer to ANY shoes as "f*&%ing shoes"….I'd tell her to go put on her shoes and she'd come back to me all sweet and innocent, saying "I put my f*&%ing shoes on Mommy". Ugh. The worst part was how long it took her to stop saying it.

    So all things considered, I am doing a better job with my son, since the worst he has uttered is "Damn it" and I'm already all over him about that. lol

  20. Courtney says:

    I think we are related, because your family seems extremely similar to my family. πŸ™‚ Try to breath, and do as your brother suggested, grab a chair! When you fall over laughing you’ll be closer to the floor πŸ™‚

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