Coming Full Circle
My mom is going to grin ear to ear when she reads this. When I was a child, my mother had a particular way of correcting my grammar. She basically pretended she didn’t hear me and/or didn’t understand me when I spoke inappropriately.
IT DROVE ME ABSOLUTELY NUTS.
Aimee: “Me and Jenny are playing with dolls.”
Aimee: “Me and Jenny.”
Aimee: (Exasperated). “JENNY AND I.”
This the part where my mom starts grinning. Declan has been driving us crazy lately with a very annoying way of yelling “I WANT” all the freaking time. We tried everything. Nothing worked. We finally caved and tried my mom’s method. Works like a charm.
Declan: “I want a drink!”
Aimee: “I’m sorry… Bryan… did you hear something?”
Declan: “I WANT A DRINK!!!”
Aimee: “I didn’t understand a word of that.”
Declan: “Mama, may I have a drink, please?”
I can’t wait to read a very similar entry on Declan’s blog in 25 years.
So, what parental methods that tortured you as child have come back to haunt you as an adult?