This week's 'Not Me' Monday post dates back to a time when we had only one child...Little Charley was 2. Back then I wouldn't lose my patience with my husband and use inappropriate language, Nope, Not me!
When Charley was 2 1/2 Ed had to drop his van off at one of those quick fix car places. We followed him there in my car -thinking we would leave Ed's van there to get fixed. He ran in and said it would take 10 minutes. So Charley and I stayed in the car....10 minutes turned into 15....15 turned into 20. I called Ed on his cell to ask him what was going on. He said they wanted to look at it quick and go over what the issue was before he left. 40 minutes later Ed's van is pulled out of the garage stall thingy and is parked in front of our van. No, I wasn't getting impatient and cranky, Not me!
Charley says, "Mama, that looks like daddy's car."
I reply, "Yes, it is."
Charley then asks, "Where is daddy?" It has been 45 minutes now.
So I respond, and let it be known I regretted it immediately, "He is in the fricken car shop." Those were my exact words. Nope, I didn't lose my patience and use/imply very inappropriate language, Not me!
Charley replied, "I want to go in the fricken car shop." He thought the car shop was called Fricken Car Shop. I tried not to laugh.
Two weeks later we had to rent a car for some other reason. Charley was at an age where he enjoyed playing in the car...pretending to drive etc. So he and I went out to play 'car.' During the play, my child didn't say: "Mama, you stay here. I need to go in to the Fricken car shop." Nope, not my kiddo!
Lesson to be learned....be very careful what you say around a two year old...they are listening.
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