Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Mocking See Mocking Do

Being from a big family, I tend to eat my dinner really fast. I think this is some type of psychological thing that I do in an effort to get any seconds that may be available. So I usually finish my dinner about 15 minutes before Lauren and Maxfield. When I am done I usually get up and start the dishes. I said it before and I will say it again my wife thinks a man doing dishes is sexy.

The other night I am doing the dishes and Max and Lauren are sitting at the table and I am complaining about something. I don't remember what, but it was probably about the garbage disposal or some other dish doing thing that frustrates me. So I am griping and Lauren decides to make fun of me. She mumbles under her breath. Saying something to the effect of "Great googlymoogly", but it sounded like a grumble. Basically she was saying I am some type of curmudgeon.

Try saying "great googlymoogly" without moving your lips or mouth or teeth. Did
you try it? That's what it sounded like. Within seconds of her making the grumble noise, Maxfield makes the exact grumble noise. They both look at me and they both laugh.

My son who is 22 months old is already mocking me. I thought that was not supposed to happen for at least another 13 years.

20 comments:

jd said...

Men who do the dishes are sexy. And at least Max has a sense of humor already!

mrtl said...

The boy is brilliant!

eclectic said...

Lauren is right on the doing dishes issue! S.E.X.Y!!!

Max's instinctive sense of humor is priceless. God help the little girls in his age group when they all grow up! A sense of humor is S.E.X.Y, too!

Mrs. Belle said...

My mom was a teacher and always finishes in 15 min or less. Drives me batty!

Football Widow said...

My dad eats like that. I don't think he even chews. You're not giving me hope for my son. I was really hoping the mocking thing would be much later on!

t_cole said...

Men doing the dishes, laundry, sweeping and mopping - it's like talking dirty without saying a word. Lauren is right on the money! smart girl!

btw, LOVED RandomandOdd. Thx for the reference!

hope u don't mind - i am adding a link to your blog. feels like home here.
tcole

LotionBarBunny said...

I think all women can agree that when a man does any of the housework it is sexy. Now, my son is 18 months and he mocks myself and my husband. He gets it from watching his two older brothers ages 6 and almost 4. What fun, 3 kids to make fun of me (and there is another on the way.) I am also in PA, so I am going to add your blog in my blog links on "I need to vent."

kalki said...

Once he starts wanting to help you with the dishes in addition to mocking you, Max will be the perfect son. And Lauren will be widely regarded as BRILLIANT.

Circus Kelli said...

Welcome to my world. The kids. They are master mockers. Even that little boy who can't talk very well yet...

Heh -- "Great Googly Moogly" is what my computer at home says when I get an email. :)

And Buddy eats like he's afraid someone will come along and take his food away. He shoves as much as he can into his mouth until he looks like a squirrel stocking up on nuts for winter.

Jim said...

Mocking starts much earlier now. My 5 year old mocks and acts exasperated at my basic cluelessness to what is cool and what isn't. I blame the Disney channel, all those kids got big attitudes and mock their parents. I'm looking for CDs of Capt Kangaroo it may be my last chance

mreddie said...

If Max is already doing that this young, you've got some tough years ahead. Then in the teen years you will not know anything. But have courage, you will get smarter again when he gets on his own. :) ec

Meegs said...

Lol, okay... I will admit that 22 months is a little young. But did you honestly think your son wasn't going to mock you until he was almost 15?!

I mock you Bill, and "come back so I may mock you a second time."

MetroDad said...

Once the mocking begins, it's all over, my friend. Another 13 years? Hah! (But in Max's defense, I just tried saying "great googlymoogly." Pretty fun.)

LizzieDaisy said...

Yeah, good luck with that. My son is 8 and quipped, "He just doesn't get my sarcasm..." the other day to me. About somebody unrelated to us of course. Sigh.

Anyway, about the eating habits. HOW FRUSTRATING ARE YOU?! ARGH! Just like my hub. Yes, a large family thing. I get dinner on the table and serve myself last, and danged if he doesn't want to pray before my plate is there, I agree, and before I get myself served, he is done. Inhales. :P

I remember the first time I ate at his house (probably 17 years old or so)... all ten kids present... and just as they finish crossing themselves "Holy Spirit, Amen." 24 hands go shooting out to grab food off serving plates (we served in the kitchen so that was new to me anyway) and gobbled and talked/screamed over each other and I just sat there in stunned silence cause we weren't really supposed to talk at my house unless spoken to anyhoo, and NEVER allowed to talk if someone else was. So anyway, my bf (hub) finishes 2 minutes later and most of the food is gone (as are all the kids) and he looks at me and says, "Aren't you eating?!" First time my sister ate there his little sister walked down the middle of the table to get out. It was Thanksgiving.

I love them to death... BEST.FAMILY.EVER.

:)

Oh, and they have a mongo round table now for the grandkids... they added on a whole wing to the kitchen. Hee.

No_Newz said...

Guys doing dishes is sexy!! A baby making a mockery of his daddy, haha! Classic!
Many more years of this are headed your way. And with Lauren around, I have no doubt young Max and the new little Boogie will be properly trained. High five that lady and boy for me!
Lois Lane

Ern said...

All women, not just Lauren, think that a man doing the dishes is sexy. :)

lawnwhisperer said...

I have been doing dishes at my house for 9 years now. Never, and I mean never has my wife found this to be sexy. I could do the dishes naked, with a g-string on, and it would not be sexy. I obviously married one of a kind, cause all you blogger women find it to be sexy. Maybe I am just not a sexy guy. What is wrong with me, now I have a complex. This website stinks

Cat said...

My children may not mock me openly, but they definitely mock me with their eyes...

And dear GOD do I know ALL about the Must Snarf All The Food In The Vicinity Before It Is Totally GONE syndrome prevalent amongst the children of large families. TGIM is the 2nd oldest of 9 children and I STILL have to remind him to whoa, buddy, slow it DOWN, the food ain't going nowhere! And just when I have about broken him of the habit, we go to his parents' house for the holidays and all nine kids and their spouses gather at the ginormous table (kids at card tables scattered throughout the house, of course) and WHAMMO! Chaos ensues. Honestly. We spouses just get the hell out of the way and watch the food fly and damned if those freaking pigs don't take every bit of the good stuff!

I have taken to hiding away large portions of the good stuff at such occasions, as well as at home now, thus ensuring the less CRAZY people get some decent, unravaged food. Works like a charm.

judypatooote said...

The mocking is just beginning... from experience don't say anything you don't want repeated.....

kimmyk said...

Everyone is right-men doing anything cleaning is sexy.

And Max? He gets that from his momma. God Bless HER!!!