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Enjoy vs. ignore

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Posted by on February 21, 2011 at 4:06 pm

On the telephone the other night, my sister asked what I was doing and I replied, “I’m just ignoring my kids.” Not that surprising in that after-dinner lull before bedtime preparations begin, but she misheard and thought I said “I’m just enjoying my kids.” I’m sure that would be a normal sentence for lots of people, but my sister almost spat with laughter because it’s, apparently, not a normal sentence for me.  So I didn’t have a moment to tell her my real news, which is that that starting in mid-July, I should have three to ignore (or enjoy) instead of  my present two.

Before you call children’s services (or my mother or mother-in-law), I was ignoring my kids but they were happily playing together. And I was enjoying ignoring them, and I think they were enjoying it, too. It’s way better than yelling at them.

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  • On February 22, 2011 at 8:04 am Jane said

    too damn funny.

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