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30 September 2009 @ 07:41 am
Thing # 489 no one tells you about parenthood:  
Your kids inherit your sense of humor. And smart mouth.

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(The family is in my dressing area, and I'm combing the boys hair for school. Ethan is waxing rhapsodic about what he wants to be for Halloween -This process starts in early summer at my house- to the point where Aaron and I are a little eye roll-y about it. Aaron makes eye contact with me in the mirror; he gives me an "I got this" kind of look and interrupts his brother.)

Ethan. But if I'm Indiana Jones again, I want to have his satchel, whip and hat, unless mom can find the Annakin Sywalker from the Clone Wars--

Aaron. If you don't shut up about it, Mom'll make you be a clown.

Ethan. (is distracted for 2 seconds) Ew. (Goes right back into rhapsodizing) Or maybe Commander Rex--

Aaron. (mutters) A clown with a bloody nose it is.

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In other news, Safety patrol is KILLING ME.

Now that's ironic.
 
 
I hear:: Supernatural - Free to Be You and Me
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on September 30th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
Motherhood/humor/mouthiness/safety patrol
Isn't it fun!?

YOUR Mom

Carrie Leigh: *pokes tongue*carrie_leigh on September 30th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Motherhood/humor/mouthiness/safety patrol
Pththththththththththth.

With love,

Your daughter
maureen: Weeds - Sleepy Nancy and Andymaureen on September 30th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
I love your kids. Probably not as much as you, but I love them. You are a good mom, too. I'd be trying to talk my kid into quitting the Safety Patrol! Reason number three hundred and ten why I don't have children.
Carrie Leigh: bad examplecarrie_leigh on September 30th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
Don't think I haven't thought about talking him out of that. And the honor choir, too. But he's more of a social creature than I am, so I try not to squash that. Besides, little (big?) AJ likes to stay home with me. I've still got one!
maureen: BV - Buffy Joycemaureen on September 30th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
At least you are wise enough to squash those self-serving instincts. I think I could sometimes, but I don't trust myself enough to be able to do it long term.

Big kudos to you for allowing Ethan to grow into his 'social' instincts even if they aren't your own. See? Good mom.
tracyj23: Snarky - just as sane as I amtracyj23 on September 30th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Word. Had someone told me, I would have laid off the sarcasm. It is definitely coming back to bite me in the ass now!

And that conversation sounds almost exactly like one I had with my boys recently. Now they're going out for Halloween as Kirk and Spock - but Spock HAS to have the proper prosthetic ears. Oy!
dragonsangel68: TW - Edward Adorkable Laughingdragonsangel68 on September 30th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Aaron so has his brother worked out *giggles*
seegrimseegrim on September 30th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
For cute.

Sorry about safety patrol. Ugh times ten.
slitherhither: ginny_speakslitherhither on October 1st, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
This is sooooo true. I too would've laid off the sarcasm and the smart-aleck comments about other drivers! Alas.

Hoping we get to start hearing about The Best Little Whorehouse performances soon!