Phrases from Family – Not Your Typical Tacklerism Tuesday

In honor of our visit to the wintry north, today’s Tacklerism Tuesday will also feature quotes from my family.

“I keep shooting it backwards.” – Mimi in reference to her lack of skill playing Angry Birds.

“Stay.” It sounds like “stay,” but the paired finger shaking and commanding tone Lil Diva adds make me believe what she really means is “sit.” – while gesturing at The Reba Puppy.

Initially instilling terror - the Lil Diva no longer screams when licked.

“That is a good job acting like Mike Wazowski, but we do not stand on the toilet stool.” – Me talking to the Tackler about his Swallowing the Microphone, Then Belching Stand Up Routine as performed while standing half naked on a toilet seat.

“That’s not a problem.” The Tackler usually responds with this whenever we tell him something he vehemently disagrees with. If we argue the point/punishment/correction, screeching as only an almost four year old can do then follows.

“Arf arf arf.” Lil Diva speaks dog fluently. English…. not so much.

“You are not supposed to get an ice cream headache every time you walk outside.” Me – How did I survive here for 26 years?

If you have a child under two - this is a HUGE hit. The Tackler (at almost four) also loves it. If only the balls came with tracking devices...

“When you break camp tomorrow, you will find balls.” – My dad’s words of wisdom on how to locate the two missing plastic balls belonging to Lil Diva’s new Busy Ball Popper.  The Tackler and Lil Diva have a habit of tossing them everywhere and I’m pretty sure Mimi’s couch was hungry…

“I don’t want to go to my house, Mommy. I want to stay at Mimi’s.” The Tackler’s response when I told him our time in Iowa is almost finished.

We’ll miss you guys. A lot.

The frigid weather… not so much….

About Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos

Kelly K has learned the five steps to surviving of motherhood: 1) Don't get mad. Grab your camera. 2) Take a photograph. 3) Blog about it. 4) Laugh. 5) Repeat. She shares these tales at Dances with Chaos in order to preserve what tiny amount of sanity remains. You can also find her on her sister blog, Writing with Chaos ( sharing memoir and engaging in her true love: fiction writing. It's cheaper than therapy.
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