Tuesday, December 7, 2010

control ...

I have never claimed to be ladylike. In fact, I will openly admit to being quite the opposite. I have been known to wipe my nose (and my kids') with my sleeve. I unabashedly pick my wedgies. And I only wear a skirt when I am running. But perhaps my most unladylike behavior is that I burp with the best of them. I never try to hide it. And most days I make a joke of it.

Usually, the joke goes one of two ways.

1. I burp and blame someone else. The kids seem to find this funny. As long as they aren't the one who gets blamed.

2. I burp and tell whichever kid is closest that she "made me do it."

Most days, the girls appease me and laugh at my rather pathetic attempt at being funny. But recently, Dizzle just isn't having it. Yesterday, when I told her she made me burp, she turned to me and said ...

"Mom. We control our own bodies."

Right, Dizzle. I had forgotten that. Why don't you keep that in mind then next time you try to tell me that Doodle made you do it ...

27 comments:

Silly Girl Running said...

Back in my sorority years we actually had burping contests. Needless to say that I won most of them...

Anne said...

Another great Dizzle line :)

Karen said...

LOL That's too funny!!!

Jogging with Fiction said...

hahaha! that just made me literally LOL.

Pam said...

You are my kind of woman!

Shawn said...

My wife wins, hands down

Erin G said...

If it were even possible, I may love you even more now.

wojoku said...

I agree with Erin!

Who needs (or even wants) the stereotypical "lady"?! It seems like a lot of work for an overall inconvenience. haha

Tortuga_Runner said...

LOL good job Dizzle

Colleen said...

That's awesome... Dizzle has a great point! HA!

Terri said...

That's great - we control our own bodies! Here's hoping she never forgets that fact!!!

Tricia said...

ha!

Shellyrm said...

You know you are in trouble when your kids act more mature then you do! ;-)

Runners Fuel said...

too funny!

Marlene said...

Bahahahaha, I'm glad I'm not the only one belching unabashedly! Unfortunately I don't have any kiddos to blame it on.... doesn't quite work when there is only one other person in the room and you try to blame that person or claim that they made you do it. ;)

Thanks again for my goodies!!! LOVE!

Aimee said...

Ha ha...thanks for the laugh this morning!

SJs Mommy said...

Just found your blog....love it.

nikeathena said...

An excellent read to start of my day. I hope Dizzle remembers that far into adolescence. =)

Emz said...

Love this.

Relate to this.

Ya, I think I've forgotten everything from those "lady-like" lessons my mom actually sent me to.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Oh my goodness. I love this. My kids would sooooo say that!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

LOL! I can makethe house vibrate with some of my burps! I love to get a reaction from the hubs!

Meredith said...

HaHa!! Your sweet girl is so funny!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Hilarious!!!! I wish you were my mom ha! Yay for new water heater...that is the best. Thanks for the sweet comment!

Stacie said...

Love it :) My Mom & Step-Dad would take me to Taco Bell where my Step-Dad & I would have the best belching contests ever. I think Mom thought it was cute...at first. I still admit to letting them rip if the conditions are right.

Julie D. said...

we are a burping family. It's the best kind. :)

Erika said...

I'm a crazy burper too, and blamed my daughter all night for them:) The monkeys love it too!

Katie A. said...

Hahahahaha! Love that Dizzle!
Not judging, just giving you a story! But, burping was a no-no in my family - my mom has a weak stomach for all bodily functions, so I grew up with thinking that letting anything release was rude and crude. When I'm at home with the hubbs, that goes out the window, but in public, I shutter! BUT! My MIL does it with no problem. I hate it! She has no manners, and it drives me nuts!
Okay, bit of a rant, but I love that you and your girls can laugh at it! Have a good week girlie!