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Thursday, March 03, 2005

That's M'girl!

My kid is funny. And I do thank the Good Lord Above for that. I can't imagine living with people who have no sense of humor. The other night in a restaurant, she keeps using "uh huh, um hmm," etc. This is one of my pet peeves. When she does this, I say, "I hear grunting," and I pretend to look around for the pigs that must surely be afoot (I know, it's weird; it's just a thing I have. If you don't mind it, fine, but I do). So I ask her once again to drop the grunting, to use "yes" and "no."

She says, "Do I have to use, 'yes, ma'am?'"

"That won't be necessary," I say, "but I would like you to use, 'Mommy, dearest.'" (She doesn't know THAT story.)

LG argues, because that's what she does, "I don't want to say that. What else can I say instead?"

"How about . . . Your Highness?"

"No . . . how about YOUR HYENA-OUS?" she offers.

"Hmmmm, your hyena-ous . . . " I try it out.

"No! I've got it: You're Heinous!"

I like it. "OK. Whenever you address me, say 'You're Heinous!'"

How did this child get to be such a wiseacre?

File under: " &Family"

12 heads are better than one . . .

Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Awww, now you've gone and done it! Welcome to the dork side. You will never be the same. :)
Hilarious inaugural post, and great photo. You and your daughter sound like you need to take it on the road!

Anonymous jjf said...

And so it begins! Have fun, "words" are your thing.
Don't forget us.

Blogger Susie said...

You were my first! Takin' it on the road, is that anything like "puttin' yo' bizness in the street?"

Youse are unforgettable. I know this for a fact.

Blogger Dang Cold.. said...

dammit bucky beat me to it. I'm thrilled susie. welcome to the blogosphere. I'll be checking frequently. woohoo!!


Blogger Susie said...

Woohoo backatcha, Dang! Welcome to my little corner!

Blogger LadyBug said...

Just got your comment at my blog, and I rushed right over to say "welcome to the blogosphere."

Your post is too, too funny. Is it okay if I ask how old LG is? She's very witty, isn't she?!

Blogger Susie said...

Welcome, Ladybug! LG just turned 9. I'm getting ready to write about the nightmare that was her sleepover birthday party. "Witty" is a nice way to put it!

Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Any 9-year-old who would come up with "You're heinous!" is an evil little genius in my book. I'd have had kids if I'd known it was possible to have conversations like this so soon!

Blogger Susie said...

I'm afraid her precociousness (SP?) comes from being an only and having a mama who's a terrible smartass. I have lots of these little vignettes. She cracks me up, even when I have to turn away and bite my lip because I shouldn't be laughing at her extreme irreverence. OH NO. I just had a thought -- she could grow up to be like YOU!

Blogger Annejelynn said...

welcome to the uber geek world of blogging!!!! yea susie~ kudos to you!

Blogger _Summer_ said...

Hello, Susie. A belated welcome to the blogosphere from a fellow farily-new-blogger.

Anyway: I love the story, but more importantly, love that there are other Heinous Mothers out there who insist their children speak in words rather than noises.


Blogger Nilbo said...

My mother always said "The acorn does not fall far from the tree". So, it's not surprising that your daughter has a quick wit. You know, or that she's nuts ...


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