Tuesday, August 5, 2008


I just wanted to apologize for the shrewish post about unsolicited advice. I didn't mean to be so whiny. I actually don't normally have a problem with advice. I regularly seek it out from friends and family members (and even strangers on the internet). My problem with it is when it a) comes from someone who knows almost nothing about me or my situation, which is what had happened on Sunday, b) it is such obvious advice that it seems insulting to me to even suggest I hadn't previously thought of it (which was also the case on Sunday), and c) the advisor is adamant that he/she knows way more about the situation than me or any expert I may have consulted.

So, please do not think I don't want any advice from you. That's not the case. To be honest, I am pretty defensive and insecure about myself as a mother (which, if you know me at all, you have already picked up on) so that is actually probably why I get so huffy when well-meaning people spout off all their advice. Please excuse me. I am going to work on that!

In other news, I thought I'd share some funny comments being made in our house lately...

Danny has said the following multiple times:

"What in CARNATION are you doing, mom?" or "What in CARNATION is going on?" etc.
"You'll hang for this!"
"Mommy, I have to take you to jail!"
He keeps demanding that I pay my taxes.
He has watched just a bit too much of Robin Hood lately apparently.

Charlotte, after handing me some object whether it is a toy or a scrap of paper, will say, "Here you go. No charge." I have no idea where she picked this up, but she says it repeatedly and it cracks me up every time.


Kia (good enough mama) said...

From someone who knows what it's like, I don't think you needed to apologize. ;)

Funny, the things you've heard from your kiddo lately. Last night, Little Man, out of the blue, shouted at me to, "Pay the man or get out!"


Anonymous said...

Yes jail is popular in my house too now...I always say "Go right ahead I need a VA-KAY"