Monday, September 27, 2010


Jules~"OH MY GOSH! DID SHE JUST SWEAR?" (referring to the radio announcer)

Me~"Yup, she did."

Jules~"That is BAAAAD."

Me~"She was just announcing the name of the rock group, hon. A long time ago, during the Civil war, the country was split into two groups. The Northerners were called Yankees. So when the Southerners talked about them, they'd call them the Da$% Yankees."

Jules~"Oh. Wow." (thoughtful pause) "So can I say it? Cuz she did. And you did. So can I?"

Me~"Nope. I only said it to tell you a story. And she said it to name the group."

I thought for a second.

Me~"You know what? It's your choice."

Jules~"Really? I can swear if I want? You won't get mad?"

Me~"It's your choice. You can decide for yourself." (smug mother expression, knowing she will make the right decision)


And I bent over and picked up the apple that didn't fall far from the tree.

Lesson learned.


The Martos Fudge said...

hahahahaha... I love it. Smart girl. I am sure someday my kids will make me see who I really am through their actions... And I will pick the apples too.

T said...

so freakin' funny - pretty sure my apples slammed into the trunk on the way down :)

Kara Elmore said...

Yes - same words from baby maby ... "we don't eber say shut up, huh? Or hate! Neeeeber ebbbber! and we NEBER say I HATE you you BUTT head. hu? We NEBER say that."

4 seconds later ... "BUTT HATE SHUTIT!!"

**I** never say those words ... so i wonder if she heard them at YOUR house - because APPARENTLY you allow words like that.

Cherie said...

Oh man give them an inch! Ha Ha

I will admit that I do say damn and shit when I get really super mad - it just comes out - Ya Know?
Anyway, my 10 year old has really been calling me on it lately. I am such a bad example. Ugh!

Garden of Egan said...

OK that is hilarious!
I love her!

Tell her to go for it. Swear all she wants. It really is therapeutic isn't it?

Well, maybe she shouldn't on accounta your virgin ears an' all.

Lisa said...

Kara, what kind of mother are you? Butt, hate, shutit? Holy Hell, woman. :)

And yes, friends. My ears are virgin, ne'r a swearword to be uttered from my lips, either. So weird. Where does she get it from? Probably all of you.

Krista said...

It was because the Yankees lived closer to the dam, and a dam is a place, just like Hell. And Hell and damn are in the Bible so it's okay. Why does it bring relief to spew out swear words? Maybe because you didn't punch someone in the face or flatten their tires. Much better choice.

Anonymous said...

Jules told me yesterday that there were men over at your house painting the garage and they were SMOKING!!! On the choice that she just made, I wouldn't let her near the garage!;) Anony :)

One Cluttered Brain said...

LOL. Funny.
i promise I won't use hell or damn in her presence. K?

pinky swear.
I like the story though...:)

Sydney said...

You're hilarious! Oh crap. I'm in a bit of a bad habit myself when I get upset! Guess THAT'S gonna have to go before the kiddies come along!

Jackie said...

And then she leaned over and picked up the apple. Love it.

Holly said...

LOVE this, LISA!! She is gonna' keep you hoppin' in the years to come! BWAHAHAHA!!!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

I agree with T at times!

Pezlady Jana said...

my sweet Rachel was 5 when she uttered the phrase "damn it to hell" in front of the BISHOP. That was a proud day for me. Her apple is close to my tree too.

Loved the story!!

McClendon said...

When I used to do keypunching at home and would punch something incorrectly (before memories came along in keypunch machines), I would say "Oh, s...". Those were the first words my baby learned to say. That may have been when I cleaned up my ways.

Kara Elmore said...

Hey - side note -

remember for Family Home Evening and scripture reading we would BEG dad to read about Mary on the ASS. Or maybe that was Chris and me that LOVED to say that word. "Please dad - PLEASE read about mary riding on the ASS!!!"

Stef said...

Did you throw it at her??? Funny how that forbidden fruit is just so tempting....

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