Sunday, April 6, 2014

Well, I just got told.

So, not too long ago (before hustling them off to bed), the kids were sitting on the couch watching something.  They start bouncing around--which kinda defeats the purpose of getting them to settle down--and I asked them twice to stop that, be quiet, and be still. 

No such luck.  They weren't listening.

So I got loud. 

And the imp flinches, whips around to look at me, and says, "Momma!  Use your inside voice, not your outside voice, please!  Lower your volume!"

I will admit, I thought I was going to break a rib trying not to laugh.  But I did manage to explain, with a straight face, that I had asked nicely and quietly twice before I yelled, and that they hadn't listened.  I told him that if he doesn't like me to yell, he needs to listen and to do things the first time. 

His response?  "Oh, I sorry.  I will be better next time."


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    1. We've done our best to train manners into the kids. They're very sweet, and adorable when they use them.

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    1. Can you tell he's heard that from Momma pretty frequently?