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Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Apple Didn't Fall Far From the Tree...

Remember how I said in my last post that teasing and ridicule are how my family shows affection? Yeah. Here's a conversation I had with Ryan on the way to school this morning...

Ry: Whenever I'm reading in class, I look up to see Kevin staring at me!

Me: Maybe he thinks you're ugly.

Ry: Mama! Why would he stare at me if he thinks I'm ugly?

Me: I stare at people who are scary ugly. Don't you?

Ry: Mama! I'm not ugly.

Me: True. Maybe you had a booger.

Ry: I didn't have a booger!

Me: Well, you do get lots of boogers, you know.

Ry: Only when I have a cold! I don't have a cold now!

Me: True. Did you fart?

Ry: NO! I didn't fart!

Me: Really? Or did you do it, blame it on someone else like you do, and then just think he didn't realize it was you, but he really did, 'cause, you know, most people are smart enough to figure out where a fart came from...

Ry: Mama! Stop! I didn't fart and I didn't have a booger and I'm not ugly!

Me: I got nothin' then.

Ry: Sigh.

And yes, in case you were wondering, I am saving up for her therapy.

17 comments:

sherri said...

That's exactly how I "connect" with my sons. You know deep down they love it.

They can dish it out WAY better than me though- they are relentless.

f1trey said...

OMG ......its all starting to make sense!!!!

Shanna said...

LOL ahhhh you truly ARE awesome ;) She's a lucky girl!

blognut said...

EXACTLY the way I like to parent, too. It's entertaining.

Besides, if you can't tease your kids, what did you have 'em for, right?

blognut said...

And who the hell is Kevin?

Does Ryan not remember that she is engaged to The Boy? You didn't tell her, did you?

Pffttt!

Protege said...

Hehe, you are a tough mom.;)
xo

Jane! said...

I think all the messy diapers that we changed entitles us to totally mess with their minds.
If not, I quit.

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

That's adorable! And, I love that she was really entertaining your suggestions! :-P She knows deep down that Kevin had goo-goo eyes for her, but that if she puts it that way, she risks putting Kevin at the scrutiny of the blog world.

Mel said...

Boogers...that made me think of that time we were in Bellaccinos and she told you that you had something green in your teeth AND IT WASN'T A BOOGER!

lisa said...

At least she has good self confidence. You on the other hand.... :)

lakeviewer said...

Just to be on the safe side, tell your child you can't help yourself; you are practicing for a comedy routine.

Maithri said...

AHAHAHAH!!! Love it!

Blarney said...

Love it. Love it. Love it.
I am taking notes, won't be too much longer here.

Lee said...

Have you considered studying to be a therapist?

SSP said...

shoulda told her maybe he has some magical powers and he was waiting to see if he could make her head explode....heh heh...I bet it is fun to mess with you own kid's head. I do it to my nieces and nephew whenever I can, much to the distress of my sister who thinks I am horrid

She said...

Ryan's got her eye on the wrong Kevin! Her Kevin is somewhere in Illinois! And he's a cutie patootie!!!

And I love how you parent! I love the banter and the fun!

Sounds like a lot of fun!!!

Sometimes Sophia said...

You're too much. You must have one incredible relationship with your daughter to be able to kid with her that way. If my mother had questioned me that way, I would have been crying. ;)