Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'll be back when the whining stops.

There was a lot of whining around here this afternoon.

A lot.

At the height of all the whining and complaining, Sarah decided she wanted to play Go Fish with me.

Sarah: (in a really annoying whiny voice) "Maaahhhmmmmmmeeeee. Will you play Go Fish with me? Pleeeeeaaaaasssseeeeeeeee."

Me: "Sarah! Please stop. All of your whining is sending me over the edge!"

Silence

Sarah: (looking up at me with big round eyes) "Are you ever coming back?"

Silence

Me: Oh, all right. Just go get the cards!

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21 comments:

jennwa said...

"Are you ever coming back ?" Too funny.

Melanie said...

Oh, my... too funny! :)

Heather said...

Can I go to? Since my kids are sending me anyway:)
Go Fish is a favorite for Eli too. Bring her on over and kill two birds with one stone.

EntertainingMom said...

very, very, VERY cute!!!

He And Me + 3 said...

Too funny.

Badness Jones said...

That's adorable, but I totally get where you're coming from. Hubs called the other day and asked me to look up a phone number for him and I just about lost it - it was just the last straw on a whole day of whining crying requests. Hugs! The funnies help, don't they?

Grandma T said...

Aaaahhhhh! That's just too cute!

Denise said...

Very funny my friend.

Jewel said...

Isn't it amazing how they have a way of making us feeling really bad? *grin* Are you coming back? *sigh*

Vicki said...

Kids DO say the darndest things!!!

Aimee said...

I would have said, "Nope. Never coming back."

And then my poor little girl would have cried and I would have had to placate her with 42 rounds of Go Fish.

That's why I'm the bad mom :)

Andrea said...

So glad it isn't just my kids that whine and complain! It's hard to get aggravated with them when they say something cute and funny like that, isn't it?! : )

Debbie said...

That is great how she snapped you back so fast!

mommaof4wife2r said...

super cute! stumbled over here from google looking for something on a blog. cute story!

Rebekah said...

Kids really know how to bring us back over the edge that they pushed us in the first place

carrie said...

Sometimes I wonder if I have the strength to just be quiet amidst all the whining? Maybe you inspired me to try it! :)

Michelle said...

Oh how I know this story!!!!!!!

Beth, You must go read my newest blog post. With my thanks, I was speaking to YOU (among others)

Thank you for your prayers!

My Goodness said...

Must be the age...my girl is the same...so stinkin' whiny!! I tell her she's driving me crazy...she doesn't care.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Whining is always so hard for me as a Mom. There are days that I feel like all I say is "no" and "use your words...all I hear is whining."

Sarah's response is priceless, though. :)

-Wenda

beth said...

That's so funny. Whining sends me "over the edge", too.

Melinda said...

That's HYSTERICAL!! I would've had to say "I'll have to get back to you on that!" :o)

When my kids used to whine, I would stand there with a very puzzled expression and say, "I'm sorry, I can't understand you - I'm afraid I don't speak whinese."

Amazingly, it worked pretty well!