Always Crazy, Always Fun, Always Love

Ray Romano once compared life with twins to living in a frat house. As he put it, "no one sleeps, there is a lot of noise and a lot of throwing up." I find this very true with 4 young children, including twins. However, though things are always crazy, we always try to have fun and, most certainly, always love each other.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Can't Take Them Anywhere......

As promised, here is a much lighter post. Enjoy the laugh (though my head is still hung in embarrassment....).

A long time ago- earlier this year, I posted THIS story after we went to COSI one day as a family. Soon after arriving, we happened to walk past a group of Muslim women. They were in their full attire, including the facial veil (called a Niqab, I belive), with only a small slit for their eyes to see through. Ellie suddenly clung to my leg and yelled (loud enough for them to hear...) "Mom! A ghost!!" Oh, I was so embarrassed.

Apparently, as I learned today, I did not teach my children well enough at that time to hold their comments until later, or at least speak quietly. I had a similar moment today.

The boys start school tomorrow and today was an incredibly gorgeous day- in the low 70's- so we decided to celebrate our last day of freedom by going to the zoo. As we were leaving, we passed a large group of (presumably) Amish people- men and women. Pointing to the men, Kenny said loudly, " Mom!! Look! Why are those people dressed like Abraham Lincoln!" I am not sure if they heard. I grabbed his arm and told him not to point and to be quiet I will tell him in a minute. I tried to quietly say they were not dressed like Lincoln, just keep walking. He says "Look! Yes they are!" Again, I quietly say, Kenny, be quiet- I will explain in a minute! He says, "Oh, I know! Labor day is coming- that is why!" Now I got a little meaner because he wasn't getting my message and I said "Kenny! Shut up, I will tell you in a minute!!! Quit talking!"

So, then I did explain to him who they were, why they were dressed that way and that he needs to be a little more discreet with his questions in front of others. Ugh.... I just wanted to find a rock to hide under- yet my friend who came along was laughing hysterically, thankful it wasn't her kid. Though, I must admit, it would have been me laughing if it had been her kid.

Another joyous parenting moment for the books....

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Out of the mouth of babes do our heads hang! Those are the times I wish there was an off/on switch for my children's mouths!

Kelly said...

Too funny. Filters are so hard to teach- sometimes they give us a good laugh, though.!! We went to the zoo yesterday- it was lovely too!

Meyer Family said...

So funny!

Breezi@ Not Your Average Fairytale said...

THAT IS AWESOME!
I'm so glad that my children aren't the only ones that make you want to hide under a rock... lol.

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Autumn said...

HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too funny!!!

Abbey said...

sorry i was laughung like i said rossi is usually the one pointing them out, it was funny.