Tuesday

A Taste of My Own Medicine

An actual conversation that occurred in my minivan a few days ago:


"Honey, why are your dirty socks still in the car? I asked you yesterday to take them inside," I asked my daughter (in my mother tone) on our way to eat dinner at a friend's house.

"I'm sorry, Mom. I'll take care of them." [PAUSE.]

"But why is your bottle of stool softeners still on the floor of the van? I asked you yesterday to take them inside," she asked in the same tone, pointing to the bottle that had rolled out of my purse.

We laughed and laughed. And laughed some more.

But you're not allowed to laugh...all I can say is Africa is tough on a girl's constitution.

33 comments:

Wade's World said...

Sorry, but I'm totally laughing!

Emily said...

LOL. That is totally something my son would say!

Wendy said...

Funny! And I hope everything works out in the end. ;o)

starrant said...

LOL! Don't you love how they always have the perfect comeback! Too funny!

mommieof4munchkins said...

hehe, my kids do the same thing to me. One day my 6 year old, who does chores, said that I NEVER do anything around the house. So now when she gets home from school I often list everything I have done so she knows. She still giggles every time.

But Momma said...

LOL....awww so she has your sense of humor! I love it. Can't wait to read her blog one day!!

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

Um yeah, I'm still laughing...

And once I stop laughing, I'm going to make sure all of those things in my purse that I don't want any commentary on, are nicely tucked away, to never escape!

Kat @ Inspired To Action said...

Hi-lar-ious!

dkmissie said...

That is to funny.First time commentor here :)

elizabeth said...

Aww - she gotchya! ;-) Kids, always speak from the heart don't they!?

Off to read as I haven't been here in too long!!

Robin said...

Well, I'm laughing!!!

Harley Mom said...

Kuddos to you Mommy for laughing with her. I don't always respond to a quickwitted comment in the heart in which it was given. I sometimes respond defensively. Great Job!!!

p.s. Thanks for your honesty in your blog. :)

The Mommy said...

Just what I needed to hear!!!

km said...

Last week my son rolled his eyes when I asked him to do something. Then later...I was talking to my mom and she caught me rolling my eyes when I was telling her about a not so nice "friend". Wonder where he gets it. ;0)

All I can say about the stool softners...better than needing imodium.

Peter and Nancy said...

Aahhhhh! Stool softeners remind me of the post-baby days. :o)

Glad you laughed along! It's a real come-uppance when I hear my own words or tone coming back at me from my kids!
Nancy

Amy @ Finer Things said...

Oh my word, your daughter is QUICK! Hilarious. You are in for it, girl!

Rebecca said...

Baaaahhahahahahaha!!! Does she actually know what stool softeners do?

togetherforgood said...

I'm laughing. I admit. But only out of sympathy. I visited China once and had some fascinating tummy experiences there. AND I have a smart-aleck for a kid. So I feel you on both points. :)

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

ur daughter has a great sense of humor!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

I love it!! So funny. Sorry about that constipation, it's the worst.

Jennifer said...

WAHHHH!!!! That's hilarious! :)

Alison said...

Oh, my, chuckling, in the out loud kind of way... yep, that was funny.

Amy said...

I needed a good laugh. THanks!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Too cute!!

Lynn said...

Welcome home! And hope the medicine kicks in, but not too much . . . you know, just the right amount ;)

Catherine B said...

Laughing! Gotta love kids and their comments. :)

Laura@HeavenlyHomemakers said...

Ugh...my husband and I spend two and a half months in Africa several years ago...and it took a WHILE for my...constitution to be okay again too. ;)

Nikki said...

lol- Totally made me snort.

Tammy said...

Hilarious! And I tell ya', the little trip to Blissdom was tough on my "constitution"....Africa could do me in.

KK said...

LOL, whatever it takes.

Alyssa said...

I'm sure I'm going way over the line here, but just wait. I went through the rainbow when I returned from Africa. I have a friend who went not longer after I did, and she did too. So, all I can say is...just wait.

Kiki said...

Girl! So is pregnancy!

A Charmed Life said...

this too shall pass... good for courage through tough times and reminder to cherish the good times :)