Friday, December 07, 2007

My Mommy Says....

This Wednesday on our way to church I had to explain to Zaya that he probably should wait until after Cubbies (the pre-school Wed. night program) to be Ice-Zay. He was disappointed but took it quite manfully. I can just imagine the looks on his leaders' faces when he ran up and turned them into ice and then zoomed back off again. Actually, I have no guarantee that he hasn't already done that. Or worse.

Do parents ever stop worrying about what their children are doing or saying to other people when they aren't around? Now that both of mine are talking well I have entered a whole new field of stress. It reminds me of something my parents used to tell me when I was just a young whipper-snapper myself. (Is that how you spell that? I'm not sure I've ever seen it written.) As I entered the house or car of a person with whom I would be unsupervised, they would say, "Don't tell them everything you know, honey." Which meant, "Please, please, please don't embarrass our socks off, OK, because your little friend is one of the deacon's daughters and we will never hear the end of it if you don't keep your mouth shut."

I didn't really understand that last part until I became much older. Our family has all sorts of stories of the embarrassing things I said to friends and strangers. Now, I suppose, I'll have those stories myself. Scary thought.

5 comments:

Tina said...

...at least your spouse keeps his mouth shut!

aftergrace said...

I don't think you have anything to worry about. Every normal family has goofy things about them, that's just the way life is. :0

Qtpies7 said...

I don't want to know what my kids say, lol.
It is really fun babysitting for my friend, I hear all sorts of funny things I can go back and tell her.

Heather said...

I get to report those stories to my SIL, since I'm babysitting my nieces after school every day. Especially the part about them wanting a baby brother!

MJP said...

Just think... when they are in school, they can document all of those stories and teacher can put them up on the hall bulletin board... hmmm... have you considered homeschooling? :-)