Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I Guess This Makes Me "Old Yeller"

Other Kid is on a roll lately--and don't worry, this one doesn't fall into the poopcentric conversation category. We were at the grocery store and he was a little wound up--running in the aisles and scanning his bubblegum while the cashier was distracted with the customer in front of us (it rang up twice--neato--and had to be voided off) and I spoke to him a little more sharply than I usually do, but didn't raise my voice. Even if I were the type prone to raising my voice at other people's children, I would definitely not do it in the grocery store. (Now raising my voice at my own kids, in or out of the grocery store, is a whole other matter...)

Back at the car, I was leaning over him trying to get his seatbelt hooked around his booster seat and he said, "You're squishing me." in this agonized voice.

I poked him on the forehead and said, "I never knew you were such a whiner."

Without hesitation, he poked my forehead right back and said, "I never knew you were such a yeller."


  1. are you sure you didn't have that kid????

  2. Considering the level of chaotic disorganization I've got going on in my life (and have had for a long time), it wouldn't surprise me to discover this one's pregnancy, labor and delivery had slipped right by me.

    I think a more likely explanation is that prolonged exposure to the Masked household has had serious side effects.

  3. HAhahahahahahaha! You've got to love those swift ones, hey?!