And the award goes to…


In case you’re wondering how my morning went today, here are some of the zingers I said to my kids before school and the awards I earned for saying them.

Most (Un)Original: “You get what you get and you don’t get upset.”

Most Rhetorical: “Why do we go through this every single morning?”

Most Truthful: “I ask so little of you!”

Most Paranoid: “Why do you treat me this way?”

Most Ridiculous: “You’re lucky you live in this house and not some other house!”

Most Profound: “Sometimes we have to do things we don’t want to do.”

Most Regretful: “Get your shit together!”

Most Desperate: “Why does this have to be so hard?”

Most Aha-Moment Worthy: “None of this is going to change, so you have to change your attitude.”

And my personal favorite…

Most Like Something Lloyd Dobbler Would Say: “Can’t you just be happy? Just decide to be happy and be happy.”

Remember the scene in “Say Anything” when Lloyd Dobbler says to his sister, “Why can’t you be in a good mood? How hard is it to decide to be in a good mood and be in a good mood once in a while?” Thoroughly irritated and with fire in her eyes, she responds, “Gee, it’s easy.”

Just like parenting.


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5 responses to “And the award goes to…

  1. hahahahahaha! And congratulations! Those trophies are going to look SO GOOD in your new house.


  2. heatherlgreg

    Love this! I actually spend an awful lot of time talking to my students like this.


  3. How the HECK do you keep getting FUNNIER???

    Very JELLY.

    My morning is a blur…but I suspect I won some choice awards too.

    Thanks and love,


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