Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Long Day

Kid "You're not nice, you're not nice, you're not nice."

Mrs F "I'm not trying to be nice."

9 comments:

Julie said...

Mrs F "I'm not trying to be nice."

I love your response.

Mrs. Furious said...

that was quickly followed up with "Kid your mouth is moving and sound is coming out of it... so you are not being QUIET."

Chris Howard said...

Surely you can't be talking about that sweet, shy little kid we met?

Amy said...

have i mentioned how much i enjoy reading your blog? it thoroughly amuses me!

Mrs. Furious said...

Chris,
yeah Kid has gotten down the difference between a public vs private persona!

Mrs. Furious said...

thanks Amy!

Deb said...

"yeah Kid has gotten down the difference between a public vs private persona!"

Is that sort of like the green veggie versus green frosting thing? Is it a survival tactic? Like they know their parents think they're so cute they won't murder them (well, cute and then there's Child Protective Services and the thread of jail constantly looming), so they act like little assholes. (Yes, I called kids assholes, people. Sue me.) But when it comes to strangers, they know one wrong move might get them eaten by a dinosaur or something, so they are on their absolute best behavior? I don't know... the whole thing -- even the veggies thing -- still mystifies me.

kenady said...

I believe kids know that they can be themselves with their family because they know we will love them no matter what. We may not like them for a moment, but we will love them. When they are at school or out in public they don't have the love security, so they act like perfect little angels.

Mrs. Furious said...

also.. I do find I model this behavior ;)

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