Brendan comes in from outside the other day rather distressed. Oh boy, yet another fight between him and his brother.

“What’s wrong?” I ask.

“Brother shit on my ear mommy!”


Knowing I am mis-understanding due to his speech issues, I ask him again. What happened?

Even more animated, “Mommy, brother shit on my ear!!”

I couldn’t help it, I cracked up laughing. I knew I wasn’t getting it, but the visual was too much. Still, I had to at least make the effort to keep a straight face.

“What is it Brendan, did you say brother sat on your ear?”

Looking totally, utterly annoyed, “No mommy, he SHIT ON MY EAR!!!”

I know it’s wrong, I know he was frustrated, but OMG I died. Seriously, the kind of belly-aching laugh you don’t get so much as an adult anymore. Tears rolling down my face, trying to catch my breath, howling with laughter. Yes, I truly am *that* immature.

He finally gave up, and only after he went back outside did I finally figure out he was saying Damian spit in his ear. Which led to a whole new fit of laughter.

June Cleaver would be so proud.

31 Comments on Reason #254 I Will Not Make Mom of the Year

  1. Jade
    November 6, 2007 at 11:04 pm (10 years ago)



    That is too funny! I would have totally been laughing that hard too!

  2. cate
    November 6, 2007 at 11:44 pm (10 years ago)

    seriously, i don’t it would be possible not to crack up at that…hilarious!

  3. tulipmom
    November 6, 2007 at 11:53 pm (10 years ago)

    That’s hilarious! I too would have died laughing.

  4. Elizabeth
    November 7, 2007 at 6:26 am (10 years ago)

    Bwahahahaha! It reminds me of my friend’s son who couldn’t pronounce the “k” sound, so he called their cat “titty”. As in, “come here, titty”. She used to crack up every time he said it.

  5. ~JJ!
    November 7, 2007 at 6:36 am (10 years ago)

    I would have been rolling with you sistah.

    We STILL laugh when my friends daughter calls a ‘truck’ a ‘fuck’.
    Gets me every time.

  6. Ryan
    November 7, 2007 at 8:13 am (10 years ago)

    This one of the funniest things I have ever read! I bet he couldn’t figure out why you were laughing and not more angry at his brother.

  7. slackermommy
    November 7, 2007 at 8:16 am (10 years ago)

    Too funny! I’d laugh too. I nearly peed my pants the time my daughter asked me to help her find a big dick (stick) to play with.

  8. amy
    November 7, 2007 at 9:44 am (10 years ago)

    Oh but that is so funny!!

  9. andi
    November 7, 2007 at 10:22 am (10 years ago)

    I fear that same sentence coming out of one of my kid’s mouths in a few years. Because I fear they will be pronouncing it correctly… 🙂

  10. kathylynn
    November 7, 2007 at 10:58 am (10 years ago)

    Out of the mouths or babes. Hilarious!

  11. Shannon
    November 7, 2007 at 11:12 am (10 years ago)

    We had a similar issue with the word fudge sounding like…well you know.

    I would have laughed, too.

  12. GHD
    November 7, 2007 at 11:15 am (10 years ago)

    From one “Mom of the Year” dropout to another, I would have found it difficult to suppress my giggles, too. That was really funny 😛

  13. Melissa Garrett
    November 7, 2007 at 11:50 am (10 years ago)

    At least, out of frustration, he didn’t say “Jesus Christ” like my son did the other day. Uh, oops!

  14. Shauna
    November 7, 2007 at 1:17 pm (10 years ago)

    I’ll be sitting next to you when I don’t win mother of the year, either, because I’m laughing so hard, too!

  15. Christina
    November 7, 2007 at 1:58 pm (10 years ago)

    I think I would have been laughing too hard to even ask for clarification.

  16. Mrs. Mustard
    November 7, 2007 at 2:20 pm (10 years ago)

    that is the funniest thing I’ve read all day! :mrgreen:

  17. Lela
    November 7, 2007 at 3:38 pm (10 years ago)

    It’s all shits and giggles till somebody gets hurt, lol.

  18. jackie
    November 7, 2007 at 4:17 pm (10 years ago)

    HA! 😛

  19. HamIam
    November 7, 2007 at 5:42 pm (10 years ago)

    At least he meant something else…my 4 y/o was singing “where is thumbkin” and says, “Hey mommy, know what would be funny?” Shrugs… “Where is pee pee” as he goes to yank out his penis. My friend and I DIED laughing, trying to snort out indignant “No’s.” Cuz WE are so mature. Yeah.

  20. Mammaloves
    November 7, 2007 at 5:56 pm (10 years ago)

    Poor kiddo!! I’d have done the same exact thing!!

  21. Sara
    November 7, 2007 at 5:58 pm (10 years ago)

    HamIam » OMG, I’d have DIED!!!

  22. Rachel
    November 7, 2007 at 6:27 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m laughing all the way oer here. There’s no way I could have kept a straight face. 😆 If nothing else, kids make for great blogging fodder!

  23. Mimipz5wjj
    November 7, 2007 at 6:49 pm (10 years ago)

    LMAO! That is too funny! I think I would have been on the floor with you laughing!

  24. Amy
    November 7, 2007 at 6:51 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh my, I would have cried laughing too!

  25. SummerM
    November 8, 2007 at 4:17 pm (10 years ago)

    LOL Oh that’s too funny!

  26. J
    November 8, 2007 at 5:04 pm (10 years ago)

    I lost mommy of the year the time my toddler daughter ran BAM! straight into a mirror, thinking it was an opening between two shops. I laughed so hard I almost peed, she cried, and everyone in that shoe store glared daggers at me. I can’t ever go back.

  27. Michele
    November 9, 2007 at 10:00 am (10 years ago)

    Oh.My.God. I laughed so hard it hurt! And some of these comments are priceless too.

    My two year old has a special place in her vocabulary for the words “god damn” and knows how to use it … especially in front of the in laws. Luckily we all laughed, except that just encourages her to keep using it. It’s so hard to choke back the laughter while trying to be stern!

  28. becky
    November 9, 2007 at 8:23 pm (10 years ago)

    OMG! I would have died laughing with you! I’m not getting mom of the year either so don’t feel bad! Maybe we should invent a group just for us moms? LOL


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