Friday, March 25, 2011

A Lesson Learned

One needs to be very careful when choosing the words one uses to describe things if one wants to prevent hurting the feelings of one's child. For instance, when one says that her son's new haircut looks like a fuzzy ducky's fuzzy bottom, due to the fact that it is, well, fuzzy and puffing up like the downy fuzz of a ducky's bottom; one's son might misconstrue that to mean that his mother thinks his new haircut looks like ass.

And, feelings might get hurt.

I'm speaking hypothetically, of course. Or, not.

On the bright side, I bet if this duck used just a titch of product in his hair, his mother would tell him his new haircut looks just like the hair of an unruly twelve-year-old-boy. Of course, then the mama duck would be in the doghouse, too.

The moral of this story is: Never compliment your child's new haircut by comparing it to that of a precious baby animal because nothing good can come from it.

The end.


  1. And you probably shouldn't tell your 9 year old son that they run like the little people on the Wizard of Oz that run around singing, "We represent the lollipop kids..." Not that I've actually known or heard anyone to say that, but I'm just adding that to this list we are creating of things NOT to say...

    You are not alone.
    Our kids will be on a VH1 reality show together one day.

  2. And you probably shouldn't tell your 7, now 8 year old that they are acting like a smart ass because they just MAY bring it up randomly over the next year that you called them an ass, even though, you most assuredly DID NOT, you just may have said they were acting like one.