January 24, 2007

As a parent .......

I tell my kids things over and over and over. The things change over the years but you still end up repeating things. For instance ..... every fall when it rains I warn my kids to drive carefully because wet leaves are very slippery. In the winter I tell them to leave 5 extra minutes to warm up the car and get the snow and ice off before driving.

Now my kids know I'm repeating myself. In fact I start off with, "It's raining in the fall so I have to give my slippery leaves speech now. I don't want to but it's in my Mother contract."

My husband has his own endless loop of things he tells the kids. His big one is, "Never let your gas get below a quarter tank. It's not good for the car." Of course this is met with rolling eyes from everyone.

Yesterday morning hubby comes home after his morning run (school bus driver) asking if I can run him back to the car. "I ran out of gas on the way to work this morning. Another driver saw me walking, picked me up, and drove me to work. He dropped me off here just now."

I drove him to the car with a gas can in the back seat without saying a word. Unfortunately that was the only silence he's heard from any family member. All 4 of the kids have been teasing him terribly. I told him not to worry because after 2 or 3 yrs they'll probably stop.

6 comments:

Barb said...

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Yarn Collectors Anonymous said...

OH HOW FUNNY!!!! Yep, the kids are going to rag Dad for quite awhile on this one.....guess he better change his speach from now on to "Do as I say and not as I do"!! LOL!!!

Heidi said...

that is pretty funny... it always comes back to bite you doesn't it..
Heidi

Sandra Knapp said...

Loved that story. Now he will mabye think twice before he throws out the next bit of repetitive advice?? I doubt it.

I love all your socks. And I saw a pair of bright yellow, blue and yellow socks, and that is exactly like the yarn I made socks for my cousin with. She loves them and I was worried sick the colors would be too bright for her. Not the case. We learn something new all the tiem.

Marie said...

That is Hilarious!!! The kids will be nagging him forever on this one!!! LOL

Lynn said...

ROTFL!! I may be a mom, but the kid in me comes out for that story!! LOL