December 21, 2011 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm #601234
But it wasn’t at the time.
I was feeding the baby this morning and yet meantime having this premonition that the 3 year old was “up to something”.
So I get up and check. She has filled every hole in a plastic “homemade ices” tupperware thing with plain yogurt. She has been dishing it out and now its all over her, the table, the floor and all my Good yogurt was gone! EXPENSIVE
So at breakfast, I decided to lower my self dignity by sitting down to actually eat that up in order not to waste all that good acidophilus. They noticed me trying to scoop it out and laughed, singing in a mocking sing song tune “Mommy’s eating up the yogurt azoy…”
I felt embarassed but …laughed also.
Then we’re rushing to get out the door and my 3 year old is mocking me by singing over and over in the sing song way “mommy is a chick-a-pacha” If you never heard of a CHICK-A-PACHA it is Yiddish for turtle.
Not that I don’t like turtles. I just think kids shouldnt be name calling at their mother. Then I explained nicely its not derech ertze. so in the same sing song tune she sings to mock me :
“mommy is nisht a chick-a-pacha”
So i found myself mindlessly singing in that mocking sing song tune “Oh yes I am”. Then I realized what I am saying.??
What a weird morning.December 21, 2011 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #931817TheGoqParticipant
Your kids seem to show a lot of disrespect for you where are they picking it up ? does your husband make condescending remarks about you in front of the children?December 21, 2011 8:23 pm at 8:23 pm #931818
Well Mrs. turtle how do you feel about this whole story?December 21, 2011 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #931819BTGuyParticipant
It’s not easy for them being little in this world. Sometimes they just need to have their day.
What started out weird, turned into a morning you will long cherish.December 21, 2011 8:57 pm at 8:57 pm #931820
well agreed BTGuy,
No Goq, you are reading into this wrong. My husband fortunately has never called me a bad thing,and … especially NOT turtle!December 21, 2011 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #931821popa_bar_abbaParticipant
always: That sounds horrible. I hope you don’t mind that I laughed thinking of the kids chanting “mommy’s eating yogurt azoy.” Especially the “azoy.”December 21, 2011 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #931822
and i am probablly a horrible mother that I think its all funny.December 21, 2011 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #931823smartcookieMember
Goq- this is how 3 year olds talk many times. That’s precisely the reason why they have a mom, to teach them what’s right!
Always: I know it’s easy to say, but don’t take it so to heart! Just be grateful it wasn’t oil or eggs or other hard to clean stuff!December 22, 2011 12:51 am at 12:51 am #931824TheGoqParticipant
scissors sorry i interpreted it wrong mea culpa.December 22, 2011 5:28 am at 5:28 am #931825WIYMember
These kids sound perfectly normal. You did what had to be done by telling them its not Derech Eretz. There isn’t more you can do. Although I do hope you made it clear to the three year old that she can’t do what she did with the yogurt.December 22, 2011 5:37 am at 5:37 am #931826BSDMember
always- it could have been worse. My wife once found our 3 year old with all her expensive make all over the floor and my daughter’s face. It was a funny sight, if it hadn’t been so expensive.December 22, 2011 6:03 am at 6:03 am #931827MindOverChatterParticipant
10 points to this brilliant word – “Chick-a-peca” – love it.December 22, 2011 6:26 am at 6:26 am #931828amichaiParticipant
glad you had a great morning with plenty of laughs.December 22, 2011 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm #931830
lol! That is funny! But like i say about twins; its cuter when it happens to someone else!December 22, 2011 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #931831BSDMember
Mods please correct my post. it’s supposed to say make up.December 22, 2011 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm #931832
oh guys, I am SO NOT LAUGHING TODAY>>>>>> achhhh HELP!
ALL the kids are standing around me, hitting each other, crying, and begging to be entertained by expensive outings to museums…
HAPPY CHANUKAH VACATIONDecember 22, 2011 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #931833
Watch out, I saw a turtle burglar here last night.December 23, 2011 5:26 am at 5:26 am #931834
onegoal whats that suppose to mean? I dont get itDecember 23, 2011 6:42 am at 6:42 am #931835
There was a poster/troll here by the name of turtleburglar.December 23, 2011 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #931836
yeah when i saw that i thought of this story! In fact, i think that any time i see a turtle i’ll be thinking of always-runs-with-a-scissor-fast!December 25, 2011 5:00 am at 5:00 am #931837
miritchka, dont you mean a chick a pacha??LOLJanuary 3, 2012 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm #931838
always runs witha scissors fast: I’m having a very hard day today so, thanks for putting a smile on my face!January 3, 2012 9:11 pm at 9:11 pm #931839mommamia22Participant
Sounds like a fairly typical day in our lives.
I have to hold my breath on a regular basis.
I was fine till last week I found a TON of shampoo in my son’s desk drawer and a sweater he had cut up with scissors when bored at school. I really lost it then. Keeping your cool is a work in progress. I think you did great.February 22, 2013 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #931840OneOfManyParticipant
So I just learned last week that “chirrrrrriPACHa” means turtle in Russian! (Random, I know.) ^_^February 22, 2013 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #931841popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Joseph is a chickapacha!
Joseph is a chickapacha!
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