Friday, December 26, 2008

You said what??? And in CHURCH???

Only one of my kids would make this story possible!
So, we were in Church, Christmas Eve mass at midnight. Beautiful mass with the lights down low, beautilful music, families all around...it is my favorite time to go to church on Christmas. My mom and dad and my 2 girls were there. On my left was my oldest and my right my youngest. They both stayed awake and participated, sang and prayed, it was perfect......until the hand shake. (If you are't familiar with Catholic masses, there is a point in the mass where you share "peace" with the people surrounding you, some choose to kiss each other others choose to shake hands.) I shook each of my daughters hands, my mom and dads, the people behind me. My youngest is trying to get my oldest to shake her hand. My oldest (being 13 and too cool to shake her little sisters ahnd, tries to blow her off). The youngest still tries, until finally I hear, under her breath, thank the good lord....."screw you".....yep you read it right. Needless to say I about fell over. My youngest is 9, she had no idea what she had just said, but certainly, from the shocked look on my face, knew that it must have been something "bad", something she shouldn't have said. So the mass went on and soon ended. On the way home I said, "Macy, do you know what "screw you" means? " of course she replied "no". I am thinking how I am going to tell her, tactfully, just what "screw you" means....(if you know a tactful way to explain it I would love to hear it.) So I say, "if you say that to someone it is the same as saying "f-you" to someone", she said, "oh my gosh sissy I am so sorry, I didn't know what it meant." ok, that was settled, she understood by me explaining it in the terms of "THE BIG BAD WORD" that she had better never say it again!!!
Only my kids!!!

163 comments:

Cammie said...

sorry to have a huge giggle at your expense....but that was awesome.

angi_b72 said...

oh, we all laughed about after that fact...i was just shocked at first!! lol

Call Me Cate said...

I guess it could've been worse... But sounds like it won't be happening again any time soon!

Tiffany said...

Why do they always pick the most inappropriate places to say such things? Kids!

sandy said...

It's not only your kids. Mine are the same way.I now try to keep them as far from each other as possible in church. Not easy to do with five kids. LOL!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
peace and love,
Sandy

Mrs de Miranda said...

Things like that always seem to happen at the most appropriate places!! hehe

Yaya said...

Hahahaha! Hilarious!

MuseSwings said...

Of course it happened at church - that's always a good place to try new phrases out. If Mom doesn't kill you on the spot then you can try it again at the checkout counter. Funny!

kimber p said...

I can totally hear her saying it too!! You don't know whether to laugh or cry...lmao

JANE said...

Oh yeah, what is it about church? I posted my church story last Sunday! They just never end......LOL!

Vodka Mom said...

My son once told the ladies at day care that our neighbor was a "fugging asshole...."

yeah....it was a CHURCH day care.....

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Why do they do that stuff in church? Ah, good thing it was said quietly or you would have been so embarrassed!

You can giggle about it now!

Z's Mom said...

Ahhhhh.....Christmas memories!!! :)

That is too funny! Yeah, I would have just said it was bad and dropped it.....

April said...

That's sooo funny! Merry Christmas!

chubskulit said...

yeah, its hard to explain things sometimes to the kids...

btw, I am now following your blog..

ryliej said...

I scolded my husband the other day because he used to say things like stupid, idiot and all that stuff and I warned him that before because our daughter can easily grap words that she hewars from us... I was shocked when I finally heard my daughter said it...

CaJoh said...

Oops. Glad to know it will never happen again.

Lori said...

Too funny! :)
My 2 year old kept saying "I wanna go home" out loud and finally I had to sit the rest of the service out in the hallway with her.

The Wife O Riley said...

That was really funny!! But at least she didn't yell it.

My kids are the same, that is why we sit in the last row so to make a quick escape.

lili11 said...

Yup ... those are kids alright! ...

MuseSwings said...

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Cynthia

Tabitha Blue said...

Oh my goodness!! The things kids say!! Truly makes life interesting!! Good way to explain it!!!!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Grand Pooba said...

Ha! Now you need to ask her if she knows what F-you means!

Aubrey said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
Sorry but I got a good giggle out of that. LOL

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

OMG, that is too funny! I am sure Jesus will forgive her, since it's the season of giving and all.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oh, LOL! That is classic! That will be a great story to pull out on Christmas in 20 years!

greedygrace said...

hee hee hee! And on Christmas Eve!

Happy SITS Day!

Brittany said...

Dang... Out of the mouths' of babes.
Thank goodness we are forgiven!

It is kinda funny! Maybe because I don't have kids yet!

cat said...

What a cute story - I am sure if it was not your kids you'd have a nice giggle about it, like I am doing right now!

Sarahlcc♥ said...

That's a fantastic 'inappropriate comment' kids story!

becca greene said...

well, from the mouths of babes.

Java Cupcake said...

Aww cute!!

Stopping by from SITS... have a great day!!

Jamie said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hi. Cute story!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Yikes! I guess you could be thankful she didn't SCREAM it! :)

Eve said...

LOL Stopping by from SITS to say "HI"

blueviolet said...

That is sooo funny! Happy SITS day!

K said...

At least it was accidental bad language in church.

Happy SITS day.

Natalie said...

Thanks for the laugh this morning!
Congrats on being Featured Blogger.
Have a great day!

carma said...

Kids keep you on your toes. You just never know :-)
carma

Christy said...

Oh that is too funny. I remember when I was in 7th grade I used a word under my breathe in art class. I thought it was a swear word. Turns out it was a part of the male anatomy that rhythms with motom. Talk about embarrassing when the poor art teacher had to explain to me what I said on the spot! ugh!

RebeccaMom said...

wow, I don't know how I would have handled that... probably would have freaked out right there in church! Good job keeping your cool until later :)

Tanielle said...

Too funny! I love to hear other stories about the wonderful things our kids sometimes say!

Monica said...

Reminds me of the time my daughter sang the ABC's during communion...the quietest time in any church. Ah, the memories. Thanks for sharing yours.

Ryan and Katie said...

haha! Happy Sits day!

Lula! said...

Oh my stars, that is hilarious. Can you imagine this taking place between adults?

Adult A: "Peace be with you."
Adult B: "Screw you!"

Bwahahahahahaha!

I know that was a teachable moment for you as a parent, but hello...it's just HYSTERICAL, too.

Mama King said...

:-) Happy SITs day! Great story!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Wow. In church? Well I am glad you saw the funny after the fact, especially since she didn't know the meaning of the word.

Wolf said...

oh that was quite funny!

happy SITS day!!

Willo said...

LOL, sounds like something my oldest would do!

Melissa Papaj Photography said...

That is too funny! Happy SITS Day!

Natalie Jane said...

Nothing like a little Christmas in March. Thanks!

Pam said...

Oh NO! That is too funny. Thankfully she said it quietly.

Anna said...

That is hilarious!!

hellosweetworld said...

I think things like that only happen in church. Thank goodness it didn't get quiet when she said it and no one else heard it.

Astrid said...

OMG! I'm just waiting for a bombshell to drop from either of my two girlies. I know it's going to happen! LOL!!!!!

Happy SITS day!

Joy said...

Oh but that is hilarious in hindsight, isn't it? LOL

Congrats on your SITS day!

Shannon said...

Of course that had to happen in church! HA!

sandy said...

This story still makes me chuckle! I'm glad I'm not the only one;0)

Karen Brown Letarte said...

Happy SITS day! Oh, how funny. Yes, the kids do choose the worst times and places to speak up (thank goodness your family were the only ones to hear!)

We were at a wedding once, at a very conservative church where they only take grape juice at communion. My 3-yr. old son, who had been "receiving" for a while in our liberal Episcopal church, looked up, noted that only the bride and groom were being communed, and said, loudly and indignantly, "*I* want some wine!"

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh how I am happy I only have to take 1 child to church! Hah.........

Congrats on being FB today!!!!

Anne said...

Happy SITS day! And it could have been worse, she could have yelled it. :)

Margaret said...

Oh no. You never know where or what they will say.

Kasey said...

Stopping by from SITS. The things kids pick up and have no idea what it means and then say them at the most inappropriate times. Thankfully you can laugh about it now, but I'm sure if I'd been in your shoes I'd have been just as shocked.

koopermom said...

Ah kids! At least she did it quietly and didn't scream it!!

WildfireBelle said...

Nothing like a good learning experience!

BousMama said...

Cute story! :)

Happy SITS day!

My New 30 said...

Happy SITS Day and trust me. It ain't only YOUR kids LOL! Isn't it funny how kids pick up things like that and then just innocently repeat them at the most awkward moments? I'm with Anne, she could have said it REALLY loud so thank goodness she didn't!

Have a great day!

Mary

Denise said...

That's hilarious! Leave it to kids to keep you on your toes!

What A Card said...

Hee hee! Too funny! While the language was inappropriate for the occasion, it is pretty impressive that the usage was actually quite appropriate :)

Nana said...

That reminds me of the time we were at a family party and my daughter (she was around 10) called her brother a prick! We had the same situation going on as you did, she had no idea what that even meant. (thank heavens we were not in church)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Happy SITS Day! Funny post!

Oz Girl said...

What a lovely blog, and what a hugely entertaining story for all the SiTS gals, sorry it was at your expense! :)

I raised my son by myself and I don't know what I would have done without my mom and dad. My mom was my saving grace!

Angie Marion said...

ah yes I remember the "Peace" days. LOL! I would have been mortified but knowing the relationship of my now 10 yo DD and my 12 yo DS, I would have cheered for the DD. inwardly.

Stopping by from SiTS! Nice to "meet" you!

Shell said...

Too funny...well, looking back on the memory is, but I'm sure that you were absolutely mortified when it happened!

Thanks for sharing!

Vickie said...

Oh my gosh, that is funny! But sweet at the end when she realized what it meant and apologized.

Controlling My Chaos said...

Ah, now THAT'S a story to tell her grandkids. :) Congrats on your SITS day.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

You just never ever know what is going to come out of kid's mouths! Cute story!!

We're pretty close I live between Dayton and Cincinnati. I sold Longaberger until this year so I've been in your neck of the woods a lot. Beautiful views!

Happy SITS Day!

Double Dipped Sweets said...

That's hilarious!

Marrdy said...

I think we all have a secret fear that our children will say "SOMETHING" wrong in church. I did smile. It has happened to me a time or two!! Kids, gotta love em.

Motherboard said...

That is hilarious! Kids make church entertaining, thats for sure!

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

These are the times when I repeat the mantra in my head, "The Lord loves little children. The Lord loves little children." And that helps me get through the embarrasing moments when I just wish mine would disappear! Funny story (looking back, right?) Happy SITS FB day to you!

Laura said...

out of the mouth of babes. When my daughter was 3 she came home from daycare & called a "bo-ho" (butt hole). Needless to say, I had a chat with the daycare the next day. I think it happens to everyone at one time or another.

Brandy said...

You never know what kids will say...at least she understood it was bad when you explained it.

AND she didn't yell it out!

Happy SITS day to my Welcomista pal!

C.G. the Foodie said...

That was funny! Sorry to laugh at your expense. Great post!

Heather said...

Funny! At least she didn't say it loudly!

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

OMG, that is such a funny story! At least it is always pretty loud during the handshaking part so that it wasn't heard throughout the church!

Jennifer said...

What a great story! You never know what a kid is going to say! Happy SITS day!

Gamma Sharon said...

Oh so funny. I have two girls too, 24 and 22 and they have had there moments.
Happy SITS day!

Sapphire said...

Happy SITS Day!
Ok, the real sad/funny part of this story is that you explained it with the f-bomb!
Hilarious!

meg said...

Oh goodness! At least she was sweet about it and sincerely appoligized.
My kids enjoy making the baby scream in church so I will take them home. How do I win this one??
Happy SITS day to you!

Lynette said...

That's pretty hilarious! Oh the joys of kids

Laura said...

Oh, kids are always on their best behavior at church :)

April said...

I think this was even funnier the second time around!

Jacky said...

Funny! Happy SITS day! =)

KBroome said...

Oh my, that is funny. The best part that it happened in church ahaha.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Oh my, how embarrassing! Funny though!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I love it when my girls pop off with some phrase like that... I mean.. I secretly love it... outwardly I have to appear shocked. Because i'm a good mom that way.

Mimi said...

LOL, at least it wasn't during a quiet time when everyone else can hear it.

~ A Moxie Mom said...

I am sorry but I am still laughing. I am just thankful that it wasn't me... yet.

Cindy said...

Out of the mouths of babes!

Jaci said...

Nothing like a good "Screw you" in church! I would have died laughing. At least she didn't say it really loudly and make other people stare!

Enjoy your SITS day and all the lovely comments!

Annikke said...

That is too funny!

Helene said...

Goodness, I bet you were thanking the Lord right then that she had said it quietly!! Definitely one of those moments where you want the ground to open up and swallow you whole, rigth?

jubilee said...

Heee heee. My kids would totally do that too (and in church). So, you are not alone!

Michelle said...

i would have been mortified.

Tina said...

Oh my that is hilarious. I actually heard one that tops that tho. A friend of mine was in church with her family, including her 4 kids, the youngest being 4. Half way during service, talking about how Jesus died on the cross for our sins, the 4 year old, very loudly exclaims 'holy crap! when did Jesus die?!'. All she had been taught was about baby Jesus. It was quite a shock to her.

Goldibug said...

At least she said it under her breath right?

Mammatalk said...

What a moment! Thanks for sharing.

Reeni♥ said...

That is funny and even funnier because it happened in church!

Karol said...

Oh.my.goodness. I think I would've probably pee'ed my pants laughing, or knocked her to the moon! (not really, but you know what I mean!)

Happy SITS day! :)

Rhonda said...

Wow. My kids would NEVER say that ... under their breath. They'd just belt it right out and then probably finish it with "Why are YOU so bitchy??"

Lord help us. And our children.

lol

Rachael said...

Of COURSE it happens at church! Happy SITS day!

Tara said...

LOL!!!! too funny.... My kids seem to make all the impossible stories true too!

Shangrila said...

LOL-we call my oldest "Sissy", too. Good job explaining the sassiness of the term without delving into particulars, mom!

Lida said...

That is super funny, congratulations on being on the spotlight today!

Jen said...

that is just too funny. congrats on your feature day.

AP said...

oh my!! good one, well not good but good, oh you know what I mean!!
Happy SITS day

Kathy B! said...

I'm laughing with you, not at you! Honestly!!!

That was a great story!

StampinMom said...

Ha, that's hilarious! Okay not so much...but funny that she chose to say that in Church, tee hee!

Happy SITS day!

Jamie :-)

Ronnica said...

It's amazing how early kids pick up such sayings...and having no clue what they mean!

Mandy said...

I promise it's not just your kids! Mine have had a few choice phrases over the years.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Out of the mouths of babes! I'm glad you schooled her on what it means... sad, she probably hears "f-you" at school. EVerything happens at an earlier age nowadays.

Rachel said...

This reminds me of the mother of all bad words... "Oh F-U-D-G-E!" Ralphie, you'll shoot your eye out!

Kelly said...

OMG, this is hysterical!!!

Cassie said...

Hilarious!! At least it was whispered and not yelled out!!

Janna Bee said...

That is too funny!

hotpants™ said...

Priceless!

Mariel said...

That's great! You have to have those kid moments to fall back on for a good laugh!

Amy said...

Happy SITS day!

I have 12 and 9 year old girls, and would not be surprised about anything that came out of either their mouths. But in church? Too funny :)

Dianna said...

kids always pick church to spout the most embarrassing comments!! Happy SITS day!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

How funny! My kids are always asking, in their OUTSIDE voice, "Is mass over yet?"
I'm visiting from SITS, and so excited to find another Ohio blogger! I live in New Albany (NE of Columbus) so we're pretty close!

Lis @ ATruckerWife said...

OH MY!

Kids have the most perfect timing don't they!

Amanda said...

Wow!! That made a Christmas memory none of you will ever forget!

That was too funny!

Happy SITS day!

The Daily Blonde said...

So funny...even if it wasn't funny at the moment!!!

Suzi said...

You gotta look back on it and laugh. It was a teachable, but laughable moment. Well done mom, you handled it well.

The Mom said...

That's hilarious! Thanks for the great laugh. Just be glad your kid didn't do like one of my friends kid's did & totally strip down to nothing under the pew so she could put a "change of clothes" on, that were in her diaper bag!

MommyAmy said...

LOL, reminds me of a story, my best friend grew up Catholic, and when she was little (about 6ish) and the priest came down the isle swinging incense she asked REALLY LOUDLY, "Is that GOD?!?"

Cole said...

Dropping by from SITS. Your girls sure are characters!

It reminds me of the time (almost 20 years ago) that following church my brother pestered my mom, she muttered a "Jesus Christ" under her breath and he promptly asked - WHERE MOMMY, WHERE?!?!

Kay Bratt said...

Zanesville?!

Is that a real town or are you just 'screwing with us'....ha ha....

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Out of mouths of babes! Too funny (well not for you)!

Cher said...

this is what kids are good for. stories to post on your blog! Over from SITS..enjoyed the post!

Debbie said...

The sign of peace can get us into trouble every time!

Sheryl said...

I'm feeling your pain.

Congrats on your SITS day.

Leslie said...

holy crapola! I think I would have hauled off and... oh wait, church, sign of peace... yeah, I would have waited until the drive home too. : )

Funny in my mind said...

I read you everyday, cool that you are the big cheese today. Funny as heck!

Emily said...

Thanks for the funny story.
Stopping by from SIST

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness! So very funny! Congrats on all your blog-love today :)

angie said...

At least it was under her breath!

StacieinAtlanta said...

THat is too funny!

Happy SITS Day!

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

Shady Creek Lane said...

Did you look for a rock to crawl under? I would have dove under the pew at least. Thanks for sharing this story.

Xazmin said...

You handled it well! I think all mothers can relate to this experience!

Xazmin

Blunt Delivery said...

lol! oh, but what would your life be without kids yelling profanities during mass?

congrats on SITS!

Mindyleigh said...

That is so funny. I feel I can relate. My 7 year old innocently began reading the lewd graffiti on a playground structure the other day. Sniff. Must bring Sharpie next time so I can CROSS IT ALL OUT!!

Anyway, thanks for the great post!!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Ha. Kids. At least she's standing up for herself, that's a good thing.

Superjaxster said...

LOL. That was a great way to deal with the comment, in the terms of the BIG BAD WORD! Have a wonderful day!

Lea Ann said...

hey, at least she was honest and shared her feelings. stifling is what i learned in church as a child. not so healthy.

Dan River Mama said...

Thanks for the chuckle! Dropping by from SITS

mrsb said...

Oh, gosh! At least it was under her breath! Too funny!

Donnetta said...

Now if you can't be honest in church, where CAN you be?! :)

Hope you had a great SITS Day! Sorry I'm late!

Michelle said...

Ahhhh, sibling rivalry. Gotta love it :) But at least she felt bad about it afterwards, right?

Teresa jane said...

Whew! I'm sure that Christmas Eve will not be forgotten. :)

I'm visiting you from SITS! Congrats on being a featured blogger. I can see that you certainly deserve the honor. Great blog!

Holly Tried It said...

Visiting from SITSA! Love the font changes in your blog.

HoneyB said...

lol, oh that is just too funny! you just gave me a really good chuckle.