Welcome to Mommy (and Daddy) Lingo!

Hi and thanks for visiting this site. As a mother of 3 I've said some pretty odd stuff over these past 10 years and thought it would be fun to write a bunch of them down.

And now, with the encouragement of my brother, I'd like to share some of these unconventional, yet practical, phrases. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Stop trying to scare your sister with the tooth."

Classic case of big brother taunting little sister. Although it really was a harmless shark tooth attached to a necklace I did have a mild flashback to my childhood. I have a big brother. I was a little sister. He did do things to hassle me that, now looking back were quite silly and benign, at the time, really messed with my head. There was this whole 'gitter' incident that I don't care to revisit... Anyway, the point is, there was nothing to be afraid of, yet the simple action of showing his sister the tooth sent shivers down her little spine and tears to well up in her big eyes. I was instantly 5 years old and knew exactly how she felt. But then I was also on the other side, viewing the situation from my brother's/son's eyes and saw just how amusing the whole thing was. I mean really, he wasn't even touching her, just waving the tooth necklace near her face saying something apropos like, "Look, look, just look at it." He's a good big brother just like mine was and is and they care for and about their little sisters and sometimes they just want to have a little fun. I get it. Love you, bro.

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