Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sometimes they listen.....but mostly, they don't

Me: Hey, Tim, I think we need to get more paper towels when we go to Costco.
Tim: ......
Me: Did you hear me?
Tim: Yes
(5 minutes later) Tim: Hey sweetie, we need to get more paper towels when we go to Costco.
Me: OH MY GOD, I just said that to you not 5 minutes ago. You said you heard me.
Tim: Oh....I did??

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Cole: I don't want to wear this shirt.
Bella: Too damn bad.
Me: BELLA!! I never want to hear you say that again.
Bella: Well, Daddy just said it.
Me: How come you managed to hear that but you didn't hear me a few minutes ago when I asked you to bring your breakfast plate to the sink?
Bella: I don't know.
Me: Yeah, good answer....when all else fails, just say "I don't know", right?
Bella: Huh?

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Tim (to me): I'm so tired of repeating things over and over again to the kids and they never seem to hear what I say....
Me: (continuing to stare out the window, ignoring him)
Tim: I said, I'm so tired of having to repeat things over and over to the kids and then never hear me....
Me: (still staring out the window....)
Tim: HELLO....anyone home?? Did you hear me?
Me: Have you noticed that the kids never seem to hear what we say to them, even after repeating it a thousand times?
Tim: That's what I was just saying....
Me: Yeah, it's frustrating, ISN'T IT????

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Tim: (to the kids) I'm getting sick of you all not listening to me.
Cole: Yeah, I'm getting sick of it too.
Tim: Uh, I'm directing that mostly at YOU, Cole.
Cole: Huh? What did you say?
Me: The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it?

29 comments:

Tami said...

uh..lol.. do we live at the same house? minus the multiples?!

And if any kind of sport is on, they don't even grunt..just stare at the TV as if they are in some kind of trance! JERKS! LOL

Imjustagirl said...

Those are actually pretty funny!

Amy said...

Hello, Sorry I have not been by to see you. I was out of town and taking care of my Mom. I am so happy to be back. My friend just found out she is having twins. Any tips?

I love this post. Your husband sounds like mine. Yesterday I was out for a walk with my little one and the dog. I told him the dog was pulling us every place. Then he ask if the dog was with us. I was like I just told you that. He always does that.

Too Many Hats said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Now what were you trying to say in this post? jk

I have had those same conversations here too. The very worst one was one time my dh decided to get earplugs without telling me and after I was speaking to him and asking questions and being ignored I really got in a snit. BTW, earplugs were do to the noise level of the kids in the house, not a desire to ignore me - at least that is what he told me, hmmm...

Meg said...

What? I'm sorry. I wasn't listening.


I hate that. Of course I do enjoy doing it back to them.... :)

The High Family said...

Funny- I was just having the same conversation with my husband. This is probably the most annoying part with parenting!! WHY do we have to repeat ourselves 100 gazillion times over?!

(this is your lucky morning! get ready for some awesome comment LOVE...I am playing catch up!)

Karen said...

It's funny cuz it's true!

The Mother said...

Hubby and I almost got DIVORCED over this. I kept telling him that he wasn't listening and he kept telling me that all I did was mumble.

I was ready to jump ship and find someone who actually CARED about me--until I finally convinced him to get his hearing checked.

He still won't wear the damn hearing aids, but at least now I know why he ignores me.

SIGH.

Mommy24cs said...

The cursing is what we are going through with Carson right now. He is our little parrot because he repeats everything daddy says. Daddy was a Marine so he has the worst potty mouth ever and Carson picks up every word much to my dismay. Hubby is trying to do better and will apologize when he slips up.

Jenny said...

LOL! The same thing goes on at my house.

Kelli said...

Hahahahaha...that cracked me up! Gotta love selective hearing. Or not. :)

Jen said...

this is SO my life. Sometimes I swear I am not speaking english b/c they NEVER listen.

oh and I LOVE the fact that you ignored Tim. Totally awesome.

Shannon said...
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Shannon said...

I just have one question: WHEN did you visit my house?

;-)

The Lane Family said...

LOL, so true and yet so funny when it is someone else not funny when it is your own house!!!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Husbands seem to all be the same, arent they??

Missy said...

Amen! Too funny!
Yay! I just noticed I won the Double Up Books! I am so excited! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!!!!

Morgan said...

haha! My kids are pretty good at tuning me and everything else out in the world- especially when reading.

Sharlene said...

Nothing more annoying than someone who says they heard you when they didn't. Especially if that someone is an adult!

Robyn Jones said...

LMAO....That was the funniest thing I have ever read...I think that you have been living at our house....That was awesome...thanks for sharing!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

What? Were you talking?

HA! HA! This is the story of my life. Seriously, when we get together, we might not even have to exchange words. We'll just enjoy the silence and the knowledge that if one of us chooses to speak, the other one will be listening.

-Francesca

Mamatoosi said...

*laugh* that's great.

Elle said...

I'm so tired of the no listening. I think they all get if from their father.

wife.mom.nurse said...

i recognize those conversations...scary :-D

Jen said...

Heen- I am still laughing, that is sooooo funny.

I can so relate!

Jen

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

YOu got those from my house, I know it! We have the SAME ones here!

Fearless Mom said...

i know what you mean. too funny!

Mrsbear said...

Hahaha, it's funny because it's true. My tween is notorious for agreeing to do thing, then twenty minutes later looking bewildered when I yell at her because she hasn't gotten done. "You didn't tell me that," she'll say. Uh, yeah, like 30 times I did! Ugh.

Heather said...

Sounds VERY familiar!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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