Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I HATE to admit it . . .

but I made my first mistake. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Whew. That was a funny one. Cause we all know for dang sure I've made plenty of mistakes parenting my Salad over the last 3 years. Not huge glaring ones, like neglect or abuse. My mistakes are more subtle, speaking in a harsh tone and expecting them not to repeat that same tone. Shouting "No!" 1000 times a day and expecting them to answer all my questions with "Yes!" This one, though, surprised me. Because I made it so innocently, but my little sponges picked it right up and I am hard at work in removing the word HATE from the mouths of babes. Yep. You heard me. HATE. I heard it from A last week on our way to a playdate at the Little Treehouse. I was listening to "Sugar High" from the 90s classic movie Empire Records. What? It's not a classic? Ah huh. Well, you digress . . .

Anyway, I'm singing and dancing and suddenly A puts her hands over her ears and says, "Mommy, I hate this song." I caught my breath and turned the music down. I asked her where she had heard that word. Surely it was on an episode of Dora. Or those heathens who were hitting each other during story time on Tuesday had spouted it out. My inquiries were met with only silence. So I started listening to myself converse with other adults in front of the Salad and here is a list of things I have "hated" in the last 6 days.

1. Black jelly beans.
2. Wet socks.
3. Cutting lettuce.
4. Gilbert Godfrey's voice.
5. 5 rainy days in a row.
6. Monday night TV.
7. Dealing with Insurance companies.

There you have it. And I would venture a guess that most of you hate at least one of those things as well. But I implore you, learn from my lousy mistake. Don't let your kids know.

PS - It's been one year since I wrote my first post on this little blog o' mine!

1 comment:

  1. I find myself trying to edit how I say things as well...but song lyrics kill me- is it bad that the boys know some of the words to "my life would suck without you"? I can't undo that one but luckily they only sing it if they hear the song. And YES Empire Records IS classic- I have the soundtrack too ;)