Echoes of bad parenting.

Bad parent award goes to me tonight. I jokingly told Neal to “Shut Up!” forgetting about our youngest child (evermore known as ‘Polly’). When I could get a word in edgewise through the loudly repeated, “Shut up! Shut up!” I had to humbly apologise for being naughty and demonstrate how a good wife and mother lovingly requests that her husband silence his contradictory opinions. It is really hard to keep a straight face when the rest of the table ‘quietly’ chortles behind their hands and ‘Polly’, in response to the question, “What do we say instead?” replies happily, “Um, Oh bugger?”


3 thoughts on “Echoes of bad parenting.

  1. Maria Palumbo Su says:

    No worries I think we will share that award. I let the tv babysit my kids today for more hours then I’d like to say. My oldest (4) had a pa day at school today. To keep my sanity we watched movies. Keeping both my 4 and 2 year old quiet while I watched my cranky 2 month old.


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