Things that drive parents crazy...

... and responses from parents already on the edge.

Ok, so we're in church and a man walks up to the microphone with music in his hand.  The pianist starts playing, and Habtamu leans over and asks, "Is that man going to sing?"  You're a better person than I if you haven't just thought of a dozen smart-mouth responses to that.

I ended up whispering back to him, "No.  He's going to yell at you in front of the whole church."  That got a snort from my son.


Ok, so we're driving along and see some men with a post hole digger, digging a hole.  Yordanos says, "I wonder what they're digging for... you don't see that everyday."  I said, "I'm surprised that dirt isn't frozen."  And she says, "What dirt?"


"Habtamu (or Yordanos), would you please x, y, or z?" 
"Is your name _________? Then, yes, YOU."

"No, your Aunt Tilly!  Yes, YOU..."


"Have you brushed your teeth?"
[silence while child trying to work around it without lying, because child has gotten in trouble for lying about this subject.]
"Ok, then make sure you do it right now."


Ok, so, bedtime.  Children are in bed, hugs and kisses received and given.  Question floats down, "Mom?  Which car are you taking tomorrow?"

I suppress the urge to say, "Why, why, WHY?" at increasing volumes.  Instead I say, "The green one."

Child says, "Oh, ok.  Good night, Mom. I love you."


Ok, so, soccer practice is over and Habtamu runs out and says, "I have to go to the bathroom."  Ok, fine.  Lee and Yordanos wait in the car.  And wait, and wait, and wait, and wait.  And finally, Yordanos asks, "When is he going to come out?"  Lee answers, "When he's done, and hopefully not before."


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh. You are too funny! I love how you remember to write these crazy moments down.

(Carrie's friend)

Katherine said...

funny!!! THANKS!

Team Dragovich said...

PFHHHAAHAA!! Do you live my life?

My favorite was the "why, why, WHY? at increasing volumes. Ohhhh, how I loathe bedtime. Oops? Did I say "loathe"... certainly I meant, 'love'.

Thanks for sharing!
Shari D.