Thursday, April 10, 2008

That's Not What I Had in Mind

What I said: "Go play quietly in your room."
What she heard: "Go take everything off of your shelves and dump it on the floor."

What I said: "Somebody let the dog in."
What they heard: "Run to the back door screaming about who gets to let the dog in."

What I said: "No, you may not have a third story before bed."
What he heard: "I am going to sell you to a pack of gypsies."

What I said: "Go wash your hands in the bathroom."
What they heard: "Go fill the sink in the bathroom, add some soap suds, and give yourself a cool hair do."

What I said: "Put this stack of laundry in your drawer."
What he heard: "Take this stack of laundry, unfold it, stuff it in the right drawer, but please under any circumstances, do not close the drawer again."

What I said: "Work together to clean up this mess."
What he heard: "Boss your sister into doing whatever you want her to do, and if she doesn't, threaten to spank her."
What she heard: "Lay on the floor and tell me how tired you are. Also, please run to me screaming if Reed threatens to spank you."

What I said: "Be careful to not get ketchup from your corndog on your shirt."
What she heard: "Use the corndog as a brush, the shirt as a canvas, a this ketchup as your medium, my precious little budding artist!"


Shelly said...

I love your blogs! Makes me smile every time! I miss you guys so much!

Anonymous said...

I don't seem to have that problem Sara. Perhaps I can give you some tips. Ryan

Stephanie said...

I am cracking up! Apparently, Caitlyn speaks the same lingo.

Lisa said...

you paint the best verbal pictures! p.s. Thanks for having lunch with us yesterday.

Natalie Witcher said...

THAT is funny!Too true in the Witcher house as well!