Mind your language …

I’m sitting trying to ignore the kids as I spend a few moments on a forum I have fallen behind on.  My form of therapy and quiet time.

Kennith has fed the kids – chocolate spread on toast – we are nothing if parents who feed their kids a balanced meal on a Sunday night.  Kennith decides to have 10 minutes to himself on the throne, bigger kids are eating, smaller kid is crawling over me depositing mucus in my hair and on my shirt.

Georgia is sitting at the kitchen table saying “daddy can you bring me a serviette..” I decide to ignore her as I figure she will realize dad is not coming, then get off her chair take the two steps and get a serviette for herself.

Georgia has a habit of repeating herself to exhaustion if someone does not answer her.

This was one of those times, so she keeps going

“daddy can you bring me a serviette..”

“daddy can you bring me a serviette..”

“daddy can you bring me a serviette..”

“daddy can you bring me a serviette..”

“daddy can you bring me a serviette..”

Her voice never changes pitch, she keeps it quite neutral, and it is just the repetition.

At about the point where I have heard it enough, I scream up the passage “Georgia, what do you want?” – knowing full well what she wants.

So she answers “Can daddy bring me a serviette.?”

I scream back: “Get off the chair, and get yourself a freak’n serviette.”

Georgia: “Okay…”

Me, carrying on typing on my forum, thinking I have solved all the household problems without moving from my chair.

Georgia: “Mommy….”

Me: “Yes Georgia…”

Georgia: “There are no more freak’n serviettes …..”

About three moments later, totally out of the quiet of the kitchen …

Georgia:”Mommy….”

Me: “Yes Georgia ….”

Georgia: “ Stop saying freak’n serviettes……”

Have I pointed out that Georgia is five?

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10 Comments

  1. Your new look for the blog is beautiful. I do not even want to venture into the language thing, suffice to say that my two year old said “moer” the other day.

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  2. hahaha so funny, my boy is also 5 and this post just describes him exactly except the bad he repeated from me was not so pretty, lol!

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  3. LOL! My youngest is also now repeating what we say and sometimes when we get angry and say something and she repeats it a few days later, we can’t but help to laugh about it.

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    • reluctantmom

       /  June 21, 2010

      Fortunately she took to repeating the not too bad thing I said on this occassion ….

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  4. Joyce

     /  June 21, 2010

    Hey there! Today is the first time in about two weeks that I have had a chance to read your blog. I like the new design, but I preferred the more personal pic you had in the heading of the old one. I LOOOVE the book reviews. One day when I have a normal life again and don’t have to worry about leadership theories, I too will be able to read again and I think I will start with Daddy’s Girl.

    I notice you have a whole page assigned to baby Isabelle’s Birthday. I assume you are still getting to your daughter who told me that she turned PROPER 5 yesterday? She is really very funny…

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    • reluctantmom

       /  June 21, 2010

      I am working on making this one look more personal – I can’t tell you how long it took me to add pictures along the side …. I feel a huge sense of accomplishment right now!!!!

      Yes, Georgia is really funny … that girl should have her own talk show.

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  5. Hilary

     /  June 21, 2010

    Well I like it too. I have your page saved under my favourites and clicked the lik without looking. Then when I glanced back at the screen I saw this and thought – “What the hell! Don’t tell me this blog link’s been discontinued.” Would’ve been too much for me this morning, already coping with week 8 morning sickness 😦

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    • reluctantmom

       /  June 21, 2010

      Would I abandon you!!??? At your time of need, would not dream of it – I wish I had a morning sickness feel better trick, but I really do not – poor you.

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  6. Vision

     /  June 21, 2010

    Wow I love the new blog design!!!!

    This was just what I needed to read on a Monday Morning – I have a big smile on my face. Georgia is one sharp young lady!!! Good luck for the teen years!

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    • reluctantmom

       /  June 21, 2010

      Thanks, I am still trying to sort out bits and bobs – you know how at 11:30pm on a Sunday night something seems like a good idea, and then you start changing one thing and then another thing …. and then you realise that if you do not go to bed now, you really will only have had two hours of sleep …. well that is pretty much how it went. Glad you like it, not sure if I am warming to it yet.

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