Elaine Alguire is the multi-tasker behind The Miss Elaine-ous Life. When not wrangling children she’s taking photographs (and posting many to Instagram!), writing or out running (both literally and figuratively). You can also find her updating her blog FB page or tweeting @elainea.
There are some things I feel I can’t say at times. Does this happen to you?
“Daddy, you really need to trim those eyebrows”.
Oh, who am I kidding, I have said this to him. And I have trimmed them for him. Now THAT is daughterly love.
”Son, you look like a real dork with your socks pulled up like that.”
Okay, fine, I’ve said that too. (please don’t hate on me, we totally laughed after)
And there are some REAL road ragey things I’d LIKE to say while driving in my MomVan loaded with kids but I REALLY can’t do that so I end up using lame and tame works like “jerk” and “punk”.
And then I hear from the background in a little kid voice, “JERK!!”
Yeah. SO I am glad I did not say that other four-letter word. Yay me!!
I also cannot say the word “fanny” without totally cracking up because my Welsh friend Deborah told me the actual, real meaning where she’s from and ever since then well…. yeah, cue school boy-type giggles.
Plus, I can’t say, “Mr. J (guy who does our lawn), you don’t do a very good job sometimes. Like you leave patches of grass un-mowed and do not weed eat some of the weeds.”
But I won’t say that because I am conflict adverse with people I do not know that well. And well, I don’t have to mow the lawn so…
I also can’t say “No” to the little boy who comes to my bed in the middle of the night and says “Mom, can I snuggle?” I mean, how could I?
And I usually can’t say “no” to dessert either. Just FYI.
I can’t say that I think the 19-year-ish old lifeguard at the pool is really hot because that would be inappropriate and I would be called a “cougar”. But I guess I’ve been called worse… So, lemme tell you about this lifeguard…
I also cannot say to my neighbor, “Really, that is none of your business” because even if I did she would still think it is because well, she thinks everything is her business. And then things would be awkward between us and I really don’t like awkward. Plus, who would get my mail while I was on vacation?
I can’t say that some days I am so tired from doing ALLTHETHINGS that a mother does because then I would sound like I am complaining and I SO am not. (but some days, I’m tired, y’all).
I also can’t say that I would trade that type of tired for anything else because I SO would not. EVER.
So, there are some things I can’t say.
What can’t you say?
p.s. I CAN say that I thought it was pretty cool that I got to use contractions throughout this post and not feel like I was being grammatically incorrect. That was pretty awesome.