Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mean ol' mattress!

Like moms everywhere, JCK is an expert at repeating herself. Over and over and over again.

O.K., guys, time to clean up. Dinner is in 5 minutes. Please go wash your hands.

BOY? GIRL? Time to clean up. We're going to eat in 5 minutes. Wash hands!

BOY! GIRL!


In Unison: Oh....Moooom, do we HAVE to?

JCK: Yes, you do.


GIRL: Why?

JCK: Because it's time for dinner.

BOY: Mean ol' mattress!

JCK: Mean ol' mattress????

BOY: GIRL made it up.

JCK: GIRL, where did you hear that?

GIRL: Oh, I made it up. It just came into my head one day, when you showed us that mattress outside in the rain.

JCK is grateful for GIRL's creative use of language. JCK knows that it is far better to be a mean ol' mattress than a washed up ol' mattress...


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5 comments:

slow panic said...

we are so cruel, us mothers. washing hands... what will we come up with next?

Jen said...

I didn't even realize at first that she was referring to YOU as the mean ol' mattress! I was thinking it was just a creative way to not swear, like when I say, "Son of a Purple Rhinoceros!"

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

Manic Mommy said...

And you know in the not too distant future, you'll have to install a new "I told you not to say 'Mean Ol' Mattress!'" rule.

I force my kids to brush their teeth twice a day...don't call CPS.

Heather of the EO said...

I sleep on a mean ol' mattress every night...you SO don't want to be one of those-they're just cruel.

:)

yogurt said...

That repeating business doesn't end in the teen years, I'm afraid. Especially with room clean up. And feeding the dog. And turning off lights - mercy, what is so hard about flicking a switch?

It's a very tiring business and easy for me to border on hopelessness. I'm thinking of installing one of those loud speaker systems they use in the Middle East and set it on auto-replay.

TURN OFF THE LIGHTS WHEN YOU LEAVE THE ROOM.

beep!

TURN OFF THE LIGHTS WHEN YOU LEAVE THE ROOM.

beep!

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