Wednesday, December 05, 2007

You Can Say That Again

Out of all of The Quartet's irritating little habits, their most irritating is relatively new. They seem to have the need lately to repeat themselves. After saying something they find particularly funny, they immediately say, "I was like ... " and then repeat whatever it is they just said. And odds are it wasn't that damn funny to begin with. It's like a shrill echo heard through the muffled chewing of Pop-Tart. I'm sure these kids will find numerous ways over the years to grate on an adult's nerves, as children it's their job and they've gone above and beyond so far, but right at this moment it's hearing them all say the same thing again and again as though there isn't already enough talking in this house. I told them they're like a broken phonograph, which still makes no sense to them.

I was like ... Out of all of The Quartet's irritating little habits, their most irritating is relatively new. They seem to have the need lately to repeat themselves. After saying something they find particularly funny, they immediately say, "I was like ... " and then repeat whatever it is they just said. And odds are it wasn't that damn funny to begin with. It's like a shrill echo heard through the muffled chewing of Pop-Tart. I'm sure these kids will find numerous ways over the years to grate on an adult's nerves, as children it's their job and they've gone above and beyond so far, but right at this moment it's hearing them all say the same thing again and again as though there isn't already enough talking in this house. I told them they're like a broken phonograph, which still makes no sense to them.

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

Is it all words at your house? At our house it's actions too, for example:
Connor throws ball high in the air.
Connor says, "Hey Mom! Did you see that? I just threw that ball really high! Watch! I was like (throws ball in the air)."
"Mom did you watch that? I threw the ball in the air again! Did you see it? I was like (throws ball in the air- again.)"
Over and over and over.

I thought it was just a phase for this age group, but now I see I can blame it on your kids. Thanks.

Stacey Greenberg said...

lol

satchel does this ALL THE TIME!
i was blaming it on a kid at school who does it too, but yes now i too can blame the quartet!

Chip said...

ALL THE QUARTET'S FAULT!!!

I was like, [type type type], ALL THE QUARTET'S FAULT!!!