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July 31, 2007

It seemed like such a great idea to have my sister come for a week’s visit, but it wasn’t. It’s been going well, but today, my dear Girlie decided that she likes her Aunt Pammy better than her old man. We were at Trader Joe’s– of all places!– and the little angel pushed my hand away when I went to move the cart she was riding in. She looked over at my lovely sister and grinned, and ever since, she’s all, “Aunt Pammy is fun! I will laugh with her! I will play chase and will giggle uncontrollably! I will throw the sign for ‘bird’ that my Daddy taught me! I will hug her and kiss her! I want her to carry me!”

I think they’re in collusion.

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3 Responses to “Bitter”

  1. MeesheMama says:

    Wait. Did you teach your kid how to “flip the bird”? Or did you mean the ASL version of the “throw the bird sign”?

    (ps- A video of my “rare occurance” is unlikely, but I will give it a shot. Just for your entertainment.) (Uh oh, that sounds dirty. It’s a sneeze, people. A sneeze.)

  2. Ryan says:

    Definitely collusion. Wait till Aunt Pammy leaves, it will get worse. Sophie and her Grandma Tiffany have pulled these shenanigans on me before. We took a walk one day and I had to listen to “Daddy, you’re supposed to teach me about bark and moss like Grandma Tiffany.” Followed by, “What kind of tree is that?” I realized it was time to call Arbor Sam.

  3. Kelsey says:

    Hah! I love it. This is the funniest thing I have read in a long time. This is the perfect example to show my brother of how I intend to turn his children against him. Subtly, slowly, without ‘intending’ to. Ah, the evil genius of it makes me so happy. Just an, ‘oops, sorry! You’re kids just like me better!’


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