Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Are your ears broken?"


Have you ever said something to your kids and then thought Geez, I'm starting to sound just like my mom? Well, I can assure you that my mom never had to ask me if my ears were broken, but I'm almost certain she said it a million times to my big brother!  (Sorry, Joe, but you probabaly aren't reading this anyway.)  I'm getting close to that number (well, maybe more like a quarter-million) with the boys.  As the hours pass (and the naps become extinct), their hearing seems to get worse and worse, unless, of course, the word candy comes up. Then they're all ears.  Or should I say all fully functional ears.

Apparently Elfie thinks we have a listening problem in our house, too.  That, or my husband just wanted to give me a good laugh!  Yesterday, we came home to this message (see above) on our giant basement door magnetic chalkboard.  I read it out loud to the boys, but softened the wording up a bit.  They were more interested in moving the letters around than listening (surprise, surprise).  Having them line up so nicely was not messy enough for them!  Perhaps my husband should have began his elf message with the word "candy" instead of "Hey."

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