Exasperation – a new definition

Me: G go brush your teeth please.

G: Okay.

Me: G, have you brushed your teeth?

G: No, not yet.

Me: Brush your teeth.

G: Okay.

Me: G, time for school. Have you brushed your teeth?

G: I’m just putting my marbles in their box.

Me: But have you brushed your teeth?
G: What? No.

Me: G, brush them now!
G: Okay.

Me: That means stop playing.

G: Okay, but I just have to straighten my books.

Me: No, G, we don’t have time for straightening. Just brush your teeth.

G: Okay.

G comes downstairs

Me: Let me smell your teeth.  They don’t smell minty. Did you brush your teeth?

G: I forgot. I’ll go do them right now.




Me: How was school?

G: Good.

Me: What did you do?
G: Nothing.

Me: Really, nothing? Why do I bother sending you?
G: I don’t know, why do you?

Me: Because I’m legally obliged to.

G: What does ‘legally obliged’ mean?
Me: Forget it. I give up.

G: Does that mean I don’t have to go to school?

Me: Arrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!


6 Responses to Exasperation – a new definition

  1. Jill
    - February 9, 2013 Reply

    Same. How was school Finn? Good. What does that mean? Just good. Although he did tell me that he had 4 exes and Niamh had just ditched him but he ditched Isabel!

    • thatfamilyfeeling
      - February 10, 2013 Reply

      Wow, at least you get to hear the good stuff. Boy G still hates girls. Doesn’t have anything to do with them.

  2. Katherine O'Neil
    - February 9, 2013 Reply

    I think there must be some right of initiation into the club of “nothing” of “I can’t remember” when they start school. I get the same thing from Sasha everyday….!

    • thatfamilyfeeling
      - February 10, 2013 Reply

      I’m hoping it’s just the age and that they’ll grow out of it. At some stage it would be nice to know that he’s actually learning something at school!!

  3. Paula
    - February 14, 2013 Reply

    Same here…however if your partner asks you what you have done at work that day – do you go into a detailed explanation or do you just say something like ‘I was really busy’? I think that kids are like us – they can’t be bothered to go through their day with someone….they have more important things to do, like count marbles!!

    • thatfamilyfeeling
      - February 14, 2013 Reply

      Oops…that’s where I was going wrong. I actually tell P what I’ve done at work. No wonder his eyes glaze over and he loses the will to live! He’s dreaming of marbles!

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