Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

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I love it when toddlers think saying ‘please’ will get them anything they want... you know: “Please. Please. Pleeeeease. PLEASE. PLEEEEEASE! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSEEEEEEE!!!!!! I said PLEASE!!!”

I remember many a time putting on my glasses so I could see to find my glasses.

My childhood dog, Tasha, used to catch gophers. She'd patiently wait by a hole for HOURS, and when the thing would pop its head out, SNAP! No more gopher.

Took teenage daughter shopping for eyeglasses– 1 hour later, after she’s tried on every frame in the store, she finally chooses one. Took son-in-law shopping for a pair of eyeglasses. He picked out a frame in less than 3 minutes.

I remember riding my ‘Big Wheel’ all over the neighborhood. I also remember when the neighbor boy got a ‘Green Machine’ and made me all jealous.

Kayla: “Wait! I need to bite something before I go or my tummy is going to explode from hungriness!”

29 comments:

Casey said...

My toddler pulls that "PLEAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" crap, it's rather annoying and it makes me wish we'd never taught him manners. At least if he was screaming something like "F YOU!" I would understand the need to YELL. No, he doesn't say F You and I curb my potty mouth around him.

Eyeglass shopping is terrible, especially if they dilate your pupils so you can't see crap and then send you off to pick out frames. Grr.

Moannie said...

JP does that Pleasssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeee thing. You'd think he'd know by now that it won't work.

Missy said...

My 10 year old took almost an hour to pick out frames. And there aren't that many kids frames to pick from.

Happy RTT

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

We all remember that PLEasssssee! :-)

Amy said...

I use to wear my roller skates all of the place when I was young. Boy did I think I was cool. Have a great Tuesday.

Peggy said...

The crazy car trumped the big wheel and the green machine put together!

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I am Harriet said...

I know what you mean about the eyeglasses. I'm living it too:)

Ginny Marie said...

No more gopher? *sob*

Love the hungriness quote!

Julie@Momspective said...

Yeah, I'm slowly becoming numb to the con-artist I gave birth to. Please doesn't cut it for me anymore. I need him to work for what he wants lmao.

Kristina P. said...

Don't you love being an adult, so you can pull a power play on them?

No? Just me then?

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I so need to get new glasses

Bex said...

"please" really does get my children almost anything they want!

jpooh said...

This is some seriously superior randomness. It makes me glad I A) have no toddlers and 2) am not a gopher from your childhood.

Jan from the Sushi Bar

Suldog said...

Mostly a guy/gal thing, I guess. I go to buy clothes, I'm in and out of the store in 15 minutes, tops. MY WIFE? Not so much. Of course, a look at our respective wardrobes would tell you that her way, while time-consuming, is probably better :-)

Cara said...

Oh, peeeaaaasseeee? Fine-here's the thing you just had to have. NO NO NO NO NO WANT!

Mrs. C. said...

Pony Girl's hunt for glasses:
"Do you have any purple ones?" One minute flat. Thank goodness they fit.

Did you have one of those bikes with the huge banana-shaped seats when you outgrew the big wheel?

K said...

My son totally pulls that please stuff. I'm still figure out how to handle it because I don't give him everything he wants, but I still want him to say please.

I can't even imagine taking a teen girl shopping.

Sprite's Keeper said...

We're going through that please crap right now. HELP ME! And I'm linking you for next Tuesday's RTT!

Keely said...

I wish I had a dog like that. Apparently we have a mouse in the house (hubby has seen it, not I) and the dog hasn't even NOTICED.

Grant said...

Your random Tuesday post does not include pictures of hot Asian women. I declare myself the winner.

outnumberedtwotoone said...

My toddler so far hasn't entered the "please" stage, he is currently in the get-naked-and-make-sure-everyone-knows-your-name stage. As in "Put your shirt back on sweetheart." Met with "Noooooooooooooooooooooo, my name is Max." Not so cute the bizillionth time it happens.

Kat said...

My granny has this uber long driveway that we used to ride our powerwheels down as fast as possible and then powerslide as we came into the car port. Awesomeness. Pure awesomeness.

Yaya said...

That's interesting about the dog and gophers!

I always take out my contacts and then try to find my glasses and I'm like, darn, I can't see a thing!

Sapphire said...

Want to hear something crazy? When my daughter was much smaller she would ask for something and if I said no, she would leave it at that. I basically taught her to beg. What in the world was I thinking?
Now, I have to say, "Don't ask anymore" or else she will beg for days!

Jaime said...

my son doesn't even have to say please. i'm so far wrapped around his little finger that i'll give him just about anything he wants if he gives me the eyes... i'm a sucker, what can i say?

Ms. Salti said...

True randomness. I applaud you! And that makes me want new eyeglasses...

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Princess Nagger is a big abuser of "PLEASE!!" followed by "But Mama, I said PLEEEEAAAAAAAASSSSEEEE!!! I even said PRETTY PLEEEEAAAASSSEEE!!" :)

I wish our dogs were more aware...you know, to rid our yard of the vicious voles that are eating my plants. When we had mice in our house, our cat is so fat and lazy he watched a mouse scurry right past him on the floor and did nothing. Maybe we're spoiling our pets too much so they don't think they have to 'work' for their keep... ;)

Great Randomness! :)

Osh said...

I need to wear my glasses...if I could find them

Juls said...

I could never get my big wheel to get enough traction to actually move forward...so I did a lot of wheelin' in place.....