Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Things I must say/do too often...

Having children is a great way to figure out the things that I say too often. Everyone has catch phrases, I can only guess that the following are mine since Ayden is using them ALL the time now. All the time.

"I'll get it!"
"In a minute"

Not too bad. Sure. At least there aren't ten of these and at least he's not spouting curse words. But the clincher was when Caleb and Seth both had the same response to praise. Example:

Caleb lets Seth have a sip of his drink.
Mom: Thank you for sharing Caleb, that was nice of you.
Caleb: Are you being sarcastic?

Seth shows me an item on Amazon that he wants to purchase with his money.
Mom: That's nice, I think you'll like that.
Seth: Are you being sarcastic?

Do you think I've been teaching middle school for too long? I have been trying so hard to give my children positive feedback and I guess they are truly baffled. They think every nice comment I make is sarcasm.


Grammy said...

That is so cute. It's something for us all to think about. Your children are so sweet. You and Bobby are doing a great job.

Jeanette said...

ROFL! With a full house, it can be hard to always be positive. I need to work on that. Thanks for the reminder.

brooke said...

too funny!
I used to kind of growl when my kids did something annoying, and Spencer always copied me. Now they say things like, "what the heck are you doing?" and "you psycho"... maybe i need to change my vocab!!

Danielle said...

I agree with Grammy.

Holly said...

okay, that was a good laugh. Brian and I got a kick out of that. I could just hear Caleb and Seth saying something like that. I think it's great.
Just keep the compliments flowing.... LOL!


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