Saturday, June 10, 2006

You're So Mean

"You're so mean!"

What parent hasn't heard these words? If I had a dollar for everytime that my children responded to one of my parental diktats with that phrase I could put them through college without having to work.

But I found a cure. Everytime my kids told me, "You're so mean!" I responded with a hearty, "And proud of it, baby!"

After hearing that retort one too many times, they've stop accusing me of being mean.

I kind of miss it.

2 Comments:

At 6/11/2006 9:10 PM, Blogger JannyMae said...

Yes, I was mean, just today, for not agreeing to a, "dart-gun war," in my hallway.

The ironic part? My kid had the gall to actually say, "But Chris' parents won't let us do it at their house!"

I'll try that one. I usually just reply sarcastically, "Oh, yes, I'm soooo mean."

 
At 6/12/2006 7:17 AM, Blogger Anna Venger said...

Too funny, Jannymae! Sure, you're gonna let them play with dart guns when his friend's parents say no.

I say a lot of crazy things to my kids. I get away with it because they KNOW I love them to pieces. Parenting is a tough job and I think the only way to survive it is with a little sarcasm and a lot of humor. :)

 

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