Thursday, July 10, 2008

Choose Wisely

All I can say is choose your words wisely, when you are parenting your children. Young children have a way of soaking them up in their brain, and using them against you when you least expect it.
After nights of the relentless chore of trying to keep the girls in the bed at bedtime, we decided to limit evening sugar. Desert after supper was keep to a minimum and in the evening hours it was cut out completely. When they would come running begging for ice cream or candy at 7:30pm, the answer was always the same. "No it has sugar and... it will make you wild in the bed". Which eventually became our funny family household saying when they came asking. Funny that was until it some how ventured it's way to be used outside the household. Here we were late one evening at a church gathering, fellowshipping with finger foods. Talking amongst a bunch of others, I started to eat something sweet. Next thing I know, Madisen blurts out real loud, "Daddy!! Is Mommy gonna be wild in the bed tonight?" I'm sure I turned four shades of red, trying to explain her statement. Leave it to little Mrs. Innocent to say something at just the right moment. So, again speaking from experience Choose wisely.

For all those wondering, Barbie (and her friends) were safely released today. In need of some clothes and a good hair brushing, but returned all in one piece. Seems those that were scared for her life were very willing to immediately cooperate. They over compensated with many shocking loving gestures toward one another. The demands were unexpectedly carried out within minutes, yet nothing was returned till the hours were met. They were very much relieved once they saw just exactly what they would have been donating to the less fortunate, had this gone bad. The needed adjustment has been my breath of fresh air. At this point I do not see these events reoccurring in the near future. A big Thank you goes out to all those who were concerned for Barbie's safety!

27 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip! That is so funny how something so innocent could be taken out of context. Thanks for sharring!

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  2. Oh my gosh! I would have died. too funny!

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  3. I am going to eat a huge bowl of ice cream tonight, I want to be wild in the bed ;)

    Well, more wild than usual perhaps.

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  4. Please send "Choose your words wisely" to Readers Digest you will win!

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  5. Oh how embarrassing! That'll be one to laugh about for years to come.
    And I'm glad to hear Barbie is safe and ever more happy to hear that the attitudes have readjusted themselves quite nicely.

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  6. Oh my goodness...I almost fell off the chair...kids come up with the perfect things at the perfect times don't they! :)

    Thanks for the tip...Oh, and the update on Barbie! Glad to hear that there may be a quite moment in your home! :)

    Take Care!

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  7. I just bought a new package of Oreo's. I'll make sure to eat a few for my husband's sake ;)

    That was was TOO funny! The saying "kids say the darndest things" sure rings true here!

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  8. Hilarious! We had a similar rule in our house about no sugar after 7 at night. If we were thirsy we could have milk or water and if we were hungry it was toast with butter only or maybe some pretzels.

    I am alos glad to hear that Barbie is safe and sound back at home.

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  9. Hi, I am not sure how I found your blog, just browsing from one link to another, but I have to tell you I love you feet picture on your title. You have to check out mine, I have a feet picture too, but mine is of my twins. Did you take that one yourself? I love it. It is so cute. Love your site, I will have to save the link and check it out more often. Good job!

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  10. Out of the mouths of babes!! Oh my goodness that's just hilarious!! Thanks for the laugh this morning!!!!

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  11. All I can say is LOL, LOL, LOL

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  12. hahahh. kid's say the darndest things. Anyways, I really like your writing though. Me and my friend have been trying to get our new blog out there, to increase our reader base too. would be glad if you could give us some pointers!thanks =)

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  13. I can't imagine life without the funny words from my kiddo's mouths! It makes things fun! LOL!!

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  14. I would have died right then. I would have had Xs over my eyes just like on the cartoons because that is something I just would not have recovered from. Good for you for living to blog about it.

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  15. That's so funny! I'm suremy husband would enjoy it if it were that easy! I could have all the chocolate in the world!! :)

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  16. I'd have had to say, 'I have too many kids to have the energy to be wild in bed!'

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  17. ROFLOL Johnina, I do have to agree with Leezee52. You could make some money with that one!
    But then.. years from now, when Madisen gets married, you can toss it back at her while she's eating a piece of her wedding cake! LOL

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  18. What can I say that hasn't been said already. Have you been able to get the blush off your face yet? Oh wow, that is so funny.

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  19. Hahah from a teenagers perspective i find this hilarious! I love reading your blog. It makes me think of what my mother goes through :)

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  20. Truer words have never been spoken. They are parrots!

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  21. Hi there,
    I just came over for a visit and love your blog:)

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  22. Hello, this is Billy.

    I really loved this article and would like to
    subscribe to a newsletter, if when available.

    My email is:

    filmbay3@yahoo.com

    THanks very much,

    Billy Watson, Filmbay Editor

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  23. hehehe that's too funny!!!!
    Thanks for the tip!

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  24. MY KID GOES WILD EVEN WITH OUT SUGAR,I AM PLANNING TO GIVE HER ICE CREAM BEFORE GOING TO BED.

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  25. Either you are on vacation or the Barbies have had their revenge.

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Girls could you PLEASE give our guest some space. Take your brother and go play. Sorry,it's hectic here, what were you saying?"...

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