Monday, March 6, 2017


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Parenting success: When your 10 year old zings you with sarcasm.  😊

So, I'm pitching a proper fit about having to run out to the grocery store at the last minute before dinner for a missing ingredient (regardless of the fact that I was just at the store that morning- and the day before-twice)...

Me: "Gah!!!!! I can't believe I have to go to the store AGAIN!!! Ahhhhh!!! Stupid store. I am ALWAYS at the dumb store. Bah!!! Crap!!! NOOooooo!!!!! Dang it!!!!! Dang!!! DANG!!!! AHH!!!!!"

Ben, completely straight faced: "But at least you're being a good sport about it."

It honestly made me laugh so hard that it turned my mood right around. It was so perfectly delivered. So spot on. I laughed all the way to the store and back again. I tell you laughter really is the best medicine.

Looking at the picture above makes me laugh too. I wanted to capture Ben's straightfaced delivery but he was so pleased with how much he made me laugh that he couldn't stop smiling. I think he had to bite the inside of his cheek to keep himself from smiling and laughing.  Funny kid.


betty said...

LOL :) Too cute :) Glad he was able to "defuse" the situation and turn a frown into a smile :)


Tabor said...

I do treasure those days. What a good friend you have.

BrightenedBoy said...

My sister is 13 and does exactly this kind of thing. It's always so disarming and hilarious.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson