Mommy Chronicles

A funny look at motherhood and the mayhem it causes.

October 23, 2006

Good Questions from The Peanut Gallery

On the futility of parental sleep

Adam had tucked himself in for an afternoon nap on Saturday and was dead asleep when Alice crawled into bed with him.

She put her tiny hands on his face and started patting his cheeks.

"Daddy?" she said. "I have a question. What's a nap?"

I like cashews, myself

My sister Ann has a spunky 2 1/2-year-old named Ellie.

"Ellie," said Ann, after a particularly trying afternoon, "You're making me nuts!"

"Oh," Ellie said. "Do you like nuts?"


I teach high school students, and some of my favorites have started up their own Internet radio station. They're doing a great job, but sometimes play songs that get them into trouble. Recently, one student played a song with the F-word in it, and I was explaining to Adam that we were working out the consequences of that.

From the next room, Lucy said, "I know what the F-word is, but I would never use it."

Then, after a seven-second pause, comes her voice again: "It's F*CK!"


Blogger Jessica A Bruno said...


Thank you for the latest entry in Mommy Chronicles. Can't believe Lucy exactly the word f*ck. Whatever happen to her.


2:08 PM  
Blogger Martha Brockenbrough said...

Um, she's being a kid!

2:58 PM  
Blogger Jessica A Bruno said...


I know that, but still I feel that in today's society's kids are worse then my or yours or our parents generation. Did you get my card last month yet?

Thank you.


6:03 PM  
Blogger Jessica A Bruno said...


Okay, do understand where you are coming from about watching what I say about their children to their mothers.

Thank you, again.


9:19 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

That is too cute about Miss. Lucy.

My sister's son's favorite thing to do use to be run around the house sing-songing bullsh*t...

10:20 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

that is too cute about Miss. Lucy.

My sister's son's favorite thing to do use to be to run around the house sing-songing bullsh*t!!

My sister and I could not help but laugh, tho we tried not to.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Ack!! sorry about the double post!! i am still learning to use this thing..

Soooooo sorry!!!!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Toni said...


I think Lucy is a beautiful child and I wouldn't worry too much about what she said. As long as she knows that it's wrong, she probably will not do it again.

Once, driving with my daughter who was a very articulate 3-year-old, she asked me why I didn't say f*ck when someone cut me off, like her dad!

It was the only time she used it after I explained to her that it was not a pretty word and that her dad would be "punished" for using it.


2:40 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

That's classic. Loved it.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Emerald said...

I am cracking up over here! Yup. You're on my blogroll now.

Thank you :)

12:39 AM  

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