From time to time I offer unsolicited, but important, parenting tips. Not to toot my own horn, but these tips will probably change your life.
Unsolicited Parenting Tip #5:
“TAKE THAT, MASTERS”
sounds similar to,
but is not the same as,
“TAKE THAT, BASTARDS!”
So BEFORE you take your 1st graders to task for hollering, “TAKE THAT, BASTARDS” at the video game over and over (and over and over),
And BEFORE you turn off said video game mid-play,
And BEFORE you sit down with the Stern Look and provide a rather loooong winded explanation about what, exactly, a bastard is, and why, exactly, it’s inappropriate to call someone that, EVER, even an inanimate video character,
And BEFORE you talk eloquently and with passion about your family’s respect for ALL PEOPLE and honoring their stories of origin,
And BEFORE you mention that if you hear your boys using language like Bastard again, there will have to be Serious Consequences,
You MIGHT want to double check what they were saying.
P.S. If you ever need anyone to define the word Bastards for you, my 7-year-olds can help you out.
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22 responses to “Unsolicited Parenting Tip #5 (and Day 6 of 7+ Giveaways)”
You are so funny! Love your posts.
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Thanks for the laugh; unfortunately at your parenting expense when you were either really angry or trying not to laugh. No pun intended, but the image you used for this post really “nailed it”.
Great advise. Love your post.
Hysterical, I had to read it to my husband 🙂
Thanks again for the giggle and timely advice 🙂
I have 3 boys that would think…nay, KNOW…I hung the moon if I were to get that book for them!!!
Actually laughing out loud repeatedly. Thanks for the giggle.
Great job! This is not really related except kinda – sort of. If you ever saw the movie Beetlejuice, you may or may not remember a scene where Beetlejuice is in the middle of the model train set -up, and he says, “Nice f#$%@$g model! ” Somehow my 3 year old grandson was allowed to watch it, and somehow picked up on that line and repeated it. Naturally, my daughter corrected this behavior. Now he tells people, “We don’t say nice f#$%@$g model.” No, we don’t.
Bawhahaha! I love little kid!
Beth, I have a request. Can you please, please have your web gurus create a mobile version of your site? I only get to read your wise words while feeding the baby and wiping the bottom of a little one who should really be doing it himself, so I have, at best, only one free hand and one eye on my phone and a mobile version would be much appreciated!
Sb – you can receive the blog posts via email. That’s how I get them and love it!
I did something similar when I saw my kids making a hand gesture at each other. It wasn’t one of the ol’ standards, but to me it looked crudely sexual. Turns out it was merely someone shutting their mouth.
Congratulations, Wendy! You won the Judd Goobey book! Look for an email coming to you soon.
I actually think a video of your seven-year-old explaining what a bastard is would be an excellent addition to this already awesome post!
Bwahahaha! I, however, would like a definition of “Masters” from your 7 year olds….I fear the possibility it no longer means what I think it means!!! 🙂
Oops!! Thanks for the laugh 🙂
We all nail it at one time or another! Thanks for letting us share a chuckle at your expense 🙂
Congratulations, Cherish! You won the Judd Goobey book! Look for an email coming to you soon.