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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 3, 2004
Do a common thing in an uncommon way. - Booker T. Washington
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Let My People Free
by Robert Byron
My wife and I were in the grocery store when our four-year-old son, without warning, blasted out at the top of his lungs, "Let my people free!" It seems that he and his mother had been playing a game with some of his toy characters when my wife made the comment that he had picked up. He has been doing things like this more and more lately. We will tell him something parental only for it to be used against us at a later date.
My son has a habit of walking around with one of his hands down his pants and, despite my explanations as to why this is inappropriate behavior, I still catch him doing it on occasion. My immediate reaction upon spotting him in this situation is to blurt out, "Get your hands out of your pants!"
So, our little family is out to dinner at a local Mexican restaurant when my son turns to me and yells, "Get your hands out of your pants!"
"Son," I whispered. "That isn't something we say when we are out in public."
"He looked at me and said, "Who are you?"
On other occasions in public, within earshot of others, he has told me to get my finger out of my nose, say excuse me when I burp and has also told me that "You are going to be in so much trouble when we get home."
The bottom line is, it doesn't matter whether or not you are careful about what you say around your kids. They will get you no matter what. Nobody is safe.
© Copyright 2004 Robert Byron
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