August 27 07

i attempted to get a good shot of all three kids wearing their sunday stripes…

but you try getting three squirmy kids to sit still for an impromptu photo session…

i cannot wait for school to start next week. sure, they might look like little angels in the photo, but all play and no work makes Josh a dull boy. actually, it reduces him to a certain caveman-like status, complete with one-word sentences and heavy grunting. (the one-word response is also all-too Max from Max and Ruby-like for my tastes…)

“DRINK!”

“What’s that Josh?”

“DRINK!”

“You would like a drink? what can i get for you?”

“JUICE!”

“Can you figure out how to ask me using more words, um, like, shall we say, something like, PLEASE?”

“JUICE!”

“Josh, i’d be more than happy to get you some juice, if you and your five-year-old self can form a sentence and ask me politely.” (heck, i would have even taken it impolitely…if it was, in fact, more than one word)

“GRRRR!”

“Josh? I’m afraid if you can’t speak like a boy, you will have to leave the table.”

“GRRRR! JUICE!”

 

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mommy’s gone a little Jack Torrence on his little bum. (i considered using ‘on his ass’ but then i realized that a) this is my 4-year-old and b) he has no ass of which to speak. he’s all back and crack.)

**EDIT – just to clarify…since some of my readers haley-o seem to think that the above statement…the going Jack Torrence on his ass might mean that i spank my children. i do not spank them (some days i’d really like to…but i don’t. and i never will) the Jack Torrence reference just means that i’m going a little nuts with cabin fever and i need him to go back to school. not that i am spanking him. sheesh.

HELP!

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  1. Oh, that’s a great picture of the kids… and I’m not just saying that because I have a weird obsession with stripes.

    I really wish I had a buck for every time I’ve said in the last month “Please use your nice voice if you want something” or “Did you forget to add the nice word” or even “For the love of god, would it kill you to be polite?” Yeah…

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    Comment by DaniGirl on August 27, 2007
  2. Yeah. It’s been all “CAN YOU USE YOUR WORDS FOR THAT?” and “DO NOT TALK TO YOUR MOTHER THAT WAY” around here too. Helloooo, school.

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    Comment by Rebecca on August 27, 2007
  3. 2 more years ’til mine goes to school. In the mean time there’s been alot of pointing and screaming(by both of us).

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    Comment by Just Janice on August 27, 2007
  4. Seriously… Matt will do the same thing every so often. He’s a non-stop talker 90% of the time, and then he’ll be like “strawberry”. So I’ll ask him to ask me properly and he’ll make up a bizarre string of words like “horse cow farm moo strawberry”!!! I so love this age.

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    Comment by Laural on August 27, 2007
  5. Oh my…”He’s all back and crack.” Priceless!

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    Comment by Stacy on August 27, 2007
  6. it must be an epidemic. I spent the entire weekend referring to myself in the third person, repeating over and over “do you think you should talk to your mother that way?” It is CRAZY-MAKING.

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    Comment by jennie on August 27, 2007
  7. The monkey will say “PEEASE” for juice, totally. ANYTHING for “appoh juice.” I have to ask for “please” but it comes out totally willingly and proudly…. ANYTHING, I repeat, for the juice…..

    LOVE THE PIC!!!!

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    Comment by haley-o on August 27, 2007
  8. Your only help is at the liquor store, my friend.

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    Comment by Cristan on August 27, 2007
  9. NO NO NO! I thought some people might READ IT THAT WAY!!!! And, I didn’t want you to have to deal with narsty comments. Plus I’m really preggers and really stupid right now — give a girl a break! ;)

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    Comment by haley-o on August 27, 2007
  10. It’s a good thing you clarified that point girlfriend… you can’t say shit out here these days without offending someone or having social services at your door. Or people thinking you perform sex acts for cameras.

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    Comment by jasmine on August 27, 2007
  11. Great picture!!!!

    Been there…wanna do the butt slapper too sometimes!

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    Comment by ~JJ! on August 27, 2007
  12. If I have to say “can you find a better way of asking” or “eat over your plate” or “don’t forget to say thank you” I think my head is going to pop off. The beginning of school is way to close and yet still so far away. *sigh*

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    Comment by andrea from the fishbowl on August 27, 2007
  13. p.s since your kids are starting school please think about entering my Back-to-school photo contest … it’s going to be a really easy win for somebody!
    http://www.quietfish.com/notebook/?p=1122

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    Comment by andrea from the fishbowl on August 27, 2007
  14. I don’t spank my kids either, but some days I understand the inkling.

    I love the pic — Julia has the same pj’s as Bella.

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    Comment by mamatulip on August 27, 2007
  15. That is a great picture of your kids.

    Jenn

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    Comment by Jenn on August 27, 2007
  16. Ahh, the kids are adorable! And I hear you…counting down the days until 9/5!!

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    Comment by Waya on August 27, 2007
  17. I don’t spank either… but it sure is fun to fantasize about some days, eh?

    And the impromptu photo session was a success!

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    Comment by aimee/greeblemonkey on August 29, 2007
  18. to bet on horse racing…

    accent!signatures evade Gilead,Gershwins.approvingly …

    Trackback by to bet on horse racing on February 17, 2008
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