Saturday, January 12, 2008

Maybe tomorrow you'll be faster

You've GOT to be kidding me, Mom.

You really think so? - said with sarcasm. Sarcasm? Sarcasm. Just how early do they learn sarcasm, anyway? Apparently very early.

OOOOhhhh, coooome ON!

This is what I'm up against these days. A 4 year old BOY who is reveling in using the English language as a weapon, and his mom as the target. I might as well have a red circle on my forehead with a big X in the middle of it. I've got ding marks all over me. Or maybe those are tread marks. In any case, the boy who talked late is talking. A lot. At me. There is no hiding from THE MOUTH.

And GIRL, what can I say...she believes in NO. And laughing. And NO. A little more laughing. And basically, NO. Usually she outmaneuvers all of us with her steady stream of language. Her linguistic skills are awe inspiring. We can have conversations for days. It's really wonderful. Except that she is a human wrecking ball. She goes from zero to 100 in about....1 second. Whatever force is in that head is one to be reckoned with. Apparently the reckoning could well be NOW. A fiery temper matched with the gift of gab...mmmm, SO looking forward to the teenage years.

I love my children. They are precious beings. They are just smarter than me. I could be depressed about it. But, I won't be. I'll just beam and say, that's right, those little darlings are mine. Huge brains. HUGE. Would you like to keep them for a few days? They might increase your vocabulary. Oh, you wouldn't? Well, better start running NOW. They WILL catch up to you. Oh, SO sorry. You weren't fast enough. Maybe tomorrow you'll be faster. At least that's what I always say...

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  1. oh, tomorrow. to think of all the things we can be tomorrow.

  2. I could leave a comment saying things like just you wait and they only get smarter, but that would be mean, so I'm not going to.

    Laughing with you.

  3. Oh, I often feel like my (Almost!) 3 year old is SO MUCH SMARTER than me. It's really depressing.
    On the upside (I'm channeling Kellan today), at least if our children are so smart they'll be more than capable of taking good care of us in our old age!

  4. my nine year old wakes up in the morning and begins talking immediately, just picking up on where he left off when he drifted off the night before.... and he was a late talker....

  5. I guess it is true what they say, we spend the first year or two trying to get them to talk and the rest trying to get them to stop. I think it is pretty impressive that they are using sarcasm already. The girls I watch now, 4 and 5 yrs old, totally don't get sarcasm.

  6. Totally laughing WITH you, not AT you. Really. :)

  7. "And GIRL, what can I say...she believes in NO. And laughing. And NO. A little more laughing. And basically, NO."

    yes I have that girl too - maybe the two of them should play together. They might both be a bit shocked. Although she actually behaves much better in public than at home, for which I am eternally grateful.

  8. Boy-Child#2 is smarter than me too. He and I will be butting heads for decades.


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