Thursday, April 2, 2009

I've Escaped My Fate, Yet Again!

Alternate title: Jesus Loves Me, This I Know, for my Children Don't Curse Like Pirates

Ethan comes down the stairs while getting ready for school, half dressed.

Ethan: Mommy? Emily said a bad word.

Balancing my desire to not have them tattle-tale and my need to handle the children, Me: Okay. What word did she say?

After a pause, Ethan: The S-H word. The one you told Connor he couldn't say.

In my head, Me: Oh dammit. Dammit, dammit, dammit.

Suddenly, Ding! Outloud, Me: Shutup?

Ethan: Yeah! To me!

Me: Oh, I'm sorry. She shouldn't have said that.

Walking away, Ethan: Yeah.


Call Me Cate said...

Phew! Yes, could've been much worse. And Ethan didn't seem too bent out of shape. Well-played on your part! I would've definitely assumed other SH- words.

Melissa B. said...

We've had some close calls here! BTW: Don't forget Sx3 tomorrow!