February 17, 2006

I Have My Orders

Tonight I was instructed by my daughter not to speak again. In fact, here is an exact quote: "Don't talk, Mother. You are not allowed to speak; you have just out-dumbed yourself."

Simply because I was trying to tell her about a show that fascinated me. I said, "It's a home improvement show, and they showed... ummmm... homes being improved."

(but she didn't say I had to stop typing!)


Blogger Meow said...

Hey, I would've said the same thing (what you said, not your daughter !!). It was a very logical comment :-)
Have a great weekend, take care, Meow

12:26 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

You tell her not to be so rude to her elders Ivy, just rabbit on when ya want too.

2:49 AM  
Blogger Karlos said...

As opposed to a home improvement show about cooking Italian food? Hmmm. Kids slay me. My daughter sounds a lot like yours. Let's hope they never meet!

4:14 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

It takes skills to bring up confident kids - one of them being not reaching for the bottle or a blunt instrument, hehe.

7:04 AM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

No, and you don't have to stop laughing, either. At least, I haven't.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

hehehe sounds like somthing I'd say. ;)

11:58 AM  
Blogger poopie said...

The nerve! I'll listen to you any time ;)

6:29 AM  
Blogger Huw said...

I don't see any problem with that description: I once sat down to watch such a show, and was treated to a tedious half hour watching a sitcom about former drug-dealing Lightyear-voicing Tim Allen. If my TV Guide had been half as informative as you Ivy, this could have been avoided.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I think all daughters wish they could make their moms mute. Even with my voice disorder, I manage to be heard come hell or high water.
What our daughters don't realize is that we moms would like a mute button on them too! They may think they're All That, but they can be dumb & silly too. RIGHT??

11:14 AM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Ivy... OUT DUMBED yourself?! Is this some kind of record breaking achievement, or just a new task accomplishment? LOL ~ jb///

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I must admit, I think I have to agree with the child.

My mother has moments like those all the time, and she says they're senior moments. However, she's had them for as LONG as I can remember, so I think she's fibbin'.

It's hell when your kids tell you the truth, isn't it? That's why I have pets instead...and if they try to prove you wrong, you can have them put to sleep. It's great to be at the head of the food chain.


1:33 PM  
Blogger Marti said...


Beats, "I'm learning how to cryogenically freeze my children"

I've gotten the hand-wave and the admoniton, "Don't...just don't anything"

2:05 PM  
Blogger FTS said...

Did the guy with amegaphone yell to move a bus, or was a female ex-con preparing cupcakes while remodeling her kitchen?

3:49 PM  
Blogger Lis said...

Raising teenage daughters does something to a mom's brain cells.....scrambles them like the eggs on that old "this is your brain on drugs" commercial.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous TSB said...

My daughter and I had a similiar exchange on Friday. We were in the car and I meant to tell her to "keep her eyes peeled" for her Uncle. Instead it came out "Peel you eyes out" for your Uncle. She couldn't stop laughing for 20 minutes and then she informed me I was no longer allowed to use common phrases because I just slaughtered them....Hmmmmpffff

5:39 AM  
Anonymous Penny said...

Pay back. They do it to you every time!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Miss Cellania said...

I'd like to forbid my girls to speak sometimes. I DO try it, just doesn't work. Thery are years away from teenagers, but they act it already!\

Love the graphic!

2:22 AM  
Anonymous cassie-b said...

Hey - that sounded like a fine comment to me.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I'd kind of like for you to post again.
I thought your daugher allowed you to type.

Hope you're having a good week.

11:01 AM  
Blogger June Cleaver's Revenge said...

I wish I had said that to my mother. She recently explained to me that in a family we know, the son was the oldest child because he was born first.

Gee, never woulda figured that one out on my own!

5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like something mine would say

4:08 PM  

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