Sunday, November 11, 2007
No Farting Zone
Sisters, do you remember when we were growing up and we weren't allowed to say "Fart?" I remember well, the look on Mom's face when we would say the "F" word! She would press her lips together and wrinkle her forehead and say, "We don't say that here!" So instead of farting, we stinkered. "It's not ladylike to say "that word.'' I kid you not, I thought fart was a dirty word on the level with other 4 letter words! And oh, how we would delight in teasing Mom! And Dad always got the evil eye if HE said it! Shame on you for influencing our daughters that way! That memory always brings a grin to my face and a howl of glee! SOOOOO, now I've decided to implement that rule here! And guess what! MY husband delights in teasing ME! Not fair! However, the kids are coming along very nicely, and are being very compliant and, well, GRIN, I love it! They even correct each other and tell each other it's a stinker, not a fart! In fact, now my daughter wants to know what the proper word for "burp" is! Any suggestions Mom? Let's not suggest "belching" or "ralphing." Now, if I could get them to set the table properly, we would be well on our way to being well trained. As a result of this lack of table setting skill, I am now about to make a drawing of how it is supposed to look and make them set the table every meal for the next 50 years until they get it or move out. I keep telling them that they are in husband and wife training and in daddy and mommy training. Snicker, snicker. Maybe someday we'll get there! If I don't expire first.