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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Time Has Come...

On the way to school this morning, we were stopped at a light. The lights in both directions on the cross-street (both of which we could see), were also red. Ryan is very impatient and gets annoyed when we get held up by traffic lights (and in her defense, we go through about 25 between our house and school... it is annoying when we hit the 'red wave').

Ry: Ugh. Why are all the lights red?! They shouldn't all be red!!

Me: They're not all red. The one across from us is green, as indicated by the very large truck coming directly at us. Duh.

Ry (sheepishly): Oh.

Me (putting my hand on her head): Have a little common sense, Grasshopper.

Ry (quietly): Yeah. Have a little butt cheek, Mama.

Me (looking at her rather incredulously): ...

Ry (looking straight ahead, grinning): ...

Me: Ummm... did you just tell me, in a round-about way, to kiss your butt?

Ry (grinning bigger): Huh? What? Me?

I knew the time would come when I would regret being such a smart-ass to my kid all the time. Yeah. That time arrived today.

PS... thanks for all your comments on yesterday's post. They were very sweet and some of them actually made me cry. As you can see from today's post, Ryan is fine. Which may not continue, should she offer up any more butt cheeks.

28 comments:

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Diane, you know if you ever feel like a little break from the sassy, you could parcel Ryan off to her Auntie Fhina for a short vacay? I really could do with learning some smart-as-a-whip comments from her, bless her little cotton socks! That wit and intelligence will stand her in such good stead in her life, I know it xox

theoddduckling said...

As someone who learned the art of smartassery at a young age, and is probably passing it on to a certain child, this makes me laugh.

"We reap what we sow."

theoddduckling said...

I just went back to read your post from the other day. That good mood? Yeah, it's pretty much gone.

Glad to see she is back to her normal self.

Protege said...

Hehe, she is as smart as her mom.;))

Heather said...

Hahaha!! Well I guess she TOLD you! :)

blueviolet said...

This is going to be sooooo much fun for us to watch you go through the teenage years. :)

blognut said...

Oh, excellent! I really like your kid! This just confirms that she and The Boy are perfect for each other, 'cause you know I raise really sarcastic kids, too.

Soda and Candy said...

Haha, she rules. My kids are gonna be like that... except less polite.

Blu said...

Humour, that is what you share!

Tabitha in Bliss said...

LOL!! She bounced back beautifully.

Sam_I_am said...

I love your kid. She is so cute!

Call Me Cate said...

I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting my blog. Ryan sounds like a handful, haha!

mo.stoneskin said...

I love the banter. Ryan's a quick wit like her mum huh? ;)

HLiza said...

She'll be fine. She has your guts!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

I thought she was saying you had a big butt. Like "hey mom why don't you try to shrink to a little butt cheek". Good thing she wasn't saying that.

Is it better to have a child thats fast with a comeback or a child who doesn't use comebacks? hum?

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Oh, she's a hoot!! Seriously though, she may be Jake's big sister just by virtuality! I mean, he doesn't have that beautiful skin tone of hers, but he does rock the brown hair and eyes pretty well. And, the wit from the womb? Oh yeah.

Moomby said...

ah ha ha ha ha! awesome! i'd be so proud of my little girl!

That Baldy Fella said...

That is the nicest way I've ever heard anyone tell someone else to kiss their arse (yeah, we have arses over here)

Ronda's Rants said...

I think I may have found my new favorite phrase!

sherri said...

I'M GONNA START USING THAT LINE- CHANGING JUST A WORD.

"Have a BIG BUTT cheek!

Thank Ryan for me.

Maithri said...

She's a genius.

I'm in awe.

lisa said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. :-)

A little good natured ribbing is the perfect way to start the day. She's a gem.

Michelle said...

Have a little but cheek you cheeky girlie!!!

Love that!!

Lee said...

The girl's living dangerously!

Sometimes Sophia said...

Very cute. You know what they say... the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

hebba said...

Oh, she is so smart! When I called my 10 year old neice "Grasshopper", she screamed "I'm not a grasshopper! I'm a human being!" Oh, geez.

Lisa said...

gorgeous kid.........
we love their sass
UNTIL its directed at us.....oh yeah, am living that particuular nightmare as we speak xx

Jenners said...

You made her this way ... and now you have to enjoy the fruits of your labor!