December 07, 2004

Usable Llama Parental Expressions

Anybody who has to deal with small children will be familiar with their habit, when asked to locate something, of immediately going slack and yelling, "But DAAAAAD! I can't find it!" or the equivalent.

I've come up with a nifty comeback that I often employ on the Llama-ettes and pass on to you in the spirit of comraderie:

"Well try using your eyes instead of your mouth."

Share and enjoy.

Posted by Robert at December 7, 2004 03:55 PM

That could come in handy. Of course, I could sometimes use it on my husband too. :)

Posted by: Jordana at December 7, 2004 04:07 PM

Funny how that works out ;)

Posted by: Robert the LB at December 7, 2004 04:39 PM

Rob, great expression. I'm sure I'll have a chance to use it soon.

Jordana, my wife frequently addresses my sons and me collectively as "boys." E.g., "Boys, get in here and clean up the living room now."

PS - Rob, when are you going to reply to my mild taunting about Xmas lights?

Posted by: JohnL at December 7, 2004 05:27 PM

Well, I guess that's better than my mama's Up my ass, hanging on a nail...

Posted by: SondraK at December 7, 2004 09:28 PM


Can't wait to use it. Four hours until the alarm goes off in the morning for the dreaded school preparation's a sure bet we'll be hearing that one around the house.

I hope you enjoy the swamp down here in Mobile!

Posted by: Beth from My VRWC at December 8, 2004 03:37 AM

At my house it goes, "We look with our eyes, not with our mouths." And does, in fact, get used on the children and the other parental unit. :)

Posted by: nome at December 8, 2004 01:07 PM
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