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Folks, I can't thank everyone enough for your kind comments and thoughtful emails after my post about Hollis starting school. I didn't think the idea of school would be so hard. Hollis has been in full time daycare since he was 4 months old. But just thought of SCHOOL makes me all teary and emotional. So thank you, again, for your sweet words.

Despite my emotional fragility, I'll be around a bit less for the next couple of weeks. My hubs is in Korea for the next 3 weeks, my mom is visiting, my dad will be here next week, my mother-in-law next weekend, and then some good friends will be here over the Labor Day weekend. So please be patient with me and my lack of commenting. Hollis starts school right after Labor Day, so I'm sure I'll need y'all to hold me while I weep.

My 19 month old learned a new word in the car with me this morning.

In my defense, the asshat in the truck did cut me off. And what was up with those over sized tires? Why doesn't he just make up a bumper sticker clearly announcing his inadequacies in, um, ... other areas?

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Blogger Julie Pippert said...

It's all towards picturesque speech and good blogging material. :0)

We'll miss you but enjoy and glad you have visiting support while solo parenting. :)

Ravin' Picture Maven

Anonymous acumamakiki said...

My daughter once told me, 'we don't say loser, we don't say fucker and we don't say asshole, we just say GO.' Of course she was talking about her daddy. (=

Enjoy your family and see you soon!

Blogger Queeny said...

The thought of school NOT STARTING SOON ENOUGH makes me teary eyed.

Hollis will be fine, and so will you. Good luck anywayz.

Blogger Mamma said...

What?! He's just learning to express himself. ;)

Hang in there!! Can't wait to see you up in these parts post-Labor Day!

Blogger NotSoSage said...

Just in time for your parents and your in-laws to visit. Good timing. :)

Blogger ExPatSW said...

Sprayed cola all over the screen! Ask D about how R learned the proper use of 'asshole'!

Blogger bubandpie said...

My children learned a variation of the same this morning when a bee flew in the car - and both proceeded to echo it happily for the next five minutes.

Blogger canape said...

A colorful vocabulary never hurt anyone.

Blogger KC said...

I know that truck. It has a decal of Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes peeing doesn't it?

Blogger jen said...

i still think we need to redefine bad words in general. i mean, i've never liked the word "packet". i'll never say it and when i hear it i am going to pronounce it bad and keep on using the traditional ones.

do what you need to do, sister. we'll be here when you come back.

Blogger flutter said...

um yeah, whenever I see one of those bad boys, the first thing I think is "Sorry about your dick!"

Blogger Gwen said...

LOL at flutter.

Lucy is happy for the company your son can provide her in the land of "Fuck," where she lives from time to time.

Blogger slouching mom said...

Ah, have a good time with family, and think of this mama, mourning over one starting fourth grade and the other starting kindergarten.

No one at home anymore.

Though there are some advantages I won't deny...

Ben told a teacher that he sucked at kickball. I had to laugh.

Good luck with the whole school thing. I took pics of my kids' first day of preschool on Wednesday and clearly I am the one of the three of us smiling the biggest!

Enjoy your guests :)

Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Gee, and I was worried when my kid learned "darnit" from her cousin the other day. Fuckhead is much worse.


Have fun with the family. Try not to swear too much.

Blogger painted maypole said...

good luck with all the visitors. and that potty mouth. Hmmm... child saying "fuckhead" and MIL visiting. Let the fun begin!

Blogger Treadmillista said...

My oldest starts preschool in the fall too, but I'm choosing to ignore it until it is right upon us. I think we may have missed the orientation night because I just can't bring myself to open up that envelope again.

As for words, I was so proud of myself when I uttered "deuche bag" in the car the other day, now how do I explain that one? The 4 year old picked right up on it too.

Blogger Nancy said...

With all the visitors coming and going, the transition into school may be a bit easier for you.

And I totally agree with "Fuckhead" as being used in the correct content.
I myself, probably would have called out Fuck-Tard, but either would make me feel better.

Anonymous Emily said...

It is so nice that you are taking every moment as a teaching moment.

Blogger Bon said...

i personally think "fuckhead" is a very useful word, and it will, erm, serve your boy well someday? someday far in the future, of course. ;)

i'm nosy, but what's hubby in Korea for? and more importantly, what city is he in and does he want some recommendations for fine places for food and drink? i've been a little homesick for the land of the morning calm lately...

Blogger Linda said...

When my children were young, I told them to be *more resourceful* than to use swear words. When they were teenagers, the only thing that I could think to call them (yes, to their faces!) was "fuckin' idiots". I was no longer smart enough to be *resourceful*...Now at 22, and 23 years of age, my boys call it a term of endearment.

Blogger Christine said...

have fun with your friends and family.

now fuckhead is perfect for anyone with stupid big tires.

Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

Well, now I feel much better about my inadvertent use of Fuckhead. I guess I'd be pushing my luck if he also learned "ass clown" this week as well.

Bon - T is outside of Busan playing war games. He's in the Navy reserves. He did say that they'll have a bit of free time to go exploring and shopping. I'm sure he'd love some suggestions!

Blogger Staci Schoff said...

Well you never know when it will come in handy to have "fuckhead" as part of one's vocabulary. Highly useful sometimes (like this morning).

I'll hope for you that he doesn't pick too embarrassing of a time to repeat it for you (as mine have done to me, many many times). Not that I use a lot of bad language or anything - Ahem.

Blogger Heather said...

Enjoy your family and friends!

I slammed on my brakes in traffic once and my four year old son proceeded to berate the driver in front of me with great enthusiasm.

It made me giggle but also made me think twice about my language and toneo f voice in traffic. :-)

Blogger QT said...

That is one of my all-time FAVORITE curse words.

Blogger Alex Elliot said...

I remember when I couldn't get my older son to say "cheerios", crayons, etc but I swear it sounded like he could say cheese, milk, juice, mommy, daddy and "shit". I have no idea where he got that last one from :)

Blogger PunditMom said...

Broadening our children's horizons is so important! Remind me not to cut you off on the highway!

I am sure he will find many interesting ways to use this new term when he starts preschool after Labor Day! (hee-hee)

A good F bomb every now and again can be therapeutic!

Blogger moosh in indy. said...

Hey doll face, I'm on hiatus too, but don't have as good of reason.
I just helped Cody mail off over 90 applications for summer internships.
Hold me? I'll hold you too.

Blogger Bon said...

LM...just made it back here...i spent a year in Busan and Dave spent three, and on the off chance that T is looking for a great expat bar i recommend the Vinyl Underground in Daeyeondong...friends still live in the city and say it's still pretty fun. there's also a great Indian restaurant on Haeundae beach called (yep) Ganga. like the herb. it's below the stack of TGIfridays and other import restaurants...plus it's a pretty beach when not overrun with umbrellas.

just in case.

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