Perhaps this isn’t a post I should be working on this morning. It’s the second week of summer vacation and this is the first opportunity I’ve had to sit at my computer and write. Any other time I’ve sat at my computer to send messages to my daughter’s doctors (another frustration I won’t document here) I’ve been repeatedly interrupted. “Mom!” “Mom!” “Mom!” I’m pretty sure I heard the word ‘mom’ more times than the number of words in the sentence I was trying to type. When does school start?
So phrases or expressions I’m tired of hearing: pretty much anything my kids say more than three times in as many minutes. They watched Hotel Transylvania 2 and picked up the phrase “Blahblahblah!” Everything becomes “Blahblahblah!”. Then uttering the phrase takes on a hysterical giggle and nothing good comes from that. Someone falls off the couch, lands on the dog, and we’re searching for bandages for the minuscule cut we can’t find. Occasionally the repetition is funny, like when my son repeatedly sings the radio station call sign like it’s a song. I’m sure this is a sign of my husband’s genes.
Other phrases I’ve heard a lot over the last week: “S/he started it.” “Why do I need a bath? I’m not dirty.” “Why do we have to do to bed?” and the most cringeworthy:
“I’m hungry.” “I’m hungry” is always followed by “Can I have a snack?” (Snack is only defined as something with 53g of sugar per swallow.) It does not matter if it’s 9 am and breakfast was five minutes ago, or noon and lunch (which they refused to eat) was three minutes ago, or 4:45 and supper is quite obviously on the stove, “I’m hungry” will always be followed by “Can I have a super sugar bomb drink and 47 cookies?” I’m not sure how they survived the day at school.
When they aren’t starving, their other obsession is our new-to-us camper. “Can we sleep in the camper tonight?” I put the answer to this one on Dad. He let them. So far they’ve made it 72 minutes before coming back into the house.
Now if you will excuse me, I need to go eat all the chocolate in the house before they get home from Bible School.