Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fire Under Your Butt

I was helping the boys clean their room this evening. Gavin was messin' around, off in his own world, not helping his brother.

Then I did the unthinkable. I quoted my father. "Boy, I'm going to light a fire under your butt if you don't hurry!"

Gavin (age 4) burst into tears. "NO MOM! Please don't! I might DIE!"

Ooops. I felt horrible for scaring my baby but couldn't help but laugh at the whole situation.

First, the fact that that came out of my mouth. Then his literal translation. Ahhh...the joys of parenting.


Rachel said...

I love it! Kids can be SO literal! One day, Xander was stuttering over his words... so I said, "Spit it out, son!" So he did... he SPIT right there on the kitchen table! GROSS, right?? Well, mommy told him to do it!! LOL

Darla said...

TOO cute! Between you and Rachel, I am rolling!! Dr. Becky Bailey would say you were speaking from your limbic system. This part of your brain stores highly charged emotional memories and is known to cause you to open your mouth and you hear the voice of your mother/father come out!

Mandy said...

So hilarious. Thanks for sharing!