Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What the hell Wednesday...


Stacy and Elle at Blue Monkey Butt are hosting a hilarious new meme called What the Hell Wednesday. Here's what they say about it:

Wednesdays are great for Wordless and Wordful posts, but we decided to go a different route and create our own Wednesday fun. We figured what the hell. That’s how we started What The Hell Wednesday. Who are we kidding? That’s pretty much how we decide on almost everything. If you want to play along, grab our button on the sidebar, link up to us in your post and don’t forget to sign in to McLinky below. Really, what the hell?

I have a lot of little random things to write about so I figured why not join in on the meme....what the hell, right?

1) Why is it that when I don't understand something my children say and I ask them, "What are you talking about? I don't understand"....they simply repeat what they've already said?? Like, for instance, yesterday Bella wanted me to read a book to her. She asked, "Can you read me that book with the red in it?" I asked her, "What book? What do you mean by the one with the red in it?" She repeated again, "The book with the red in it!" and again I said, "What?? Which book? I don't understand what you mean". She stares at me as if I just grew a 3rd arm right in front of her very eyes. "You know, the one with the RED in it". By now, I'm simply frustrated with her..."I know what you SAID, I'm asking you what you MEAN....can you describe the book another way so I'll have a clue what you're talking about?" She says in a louder voice, "THE BOOK WITH THE RED IN IT!"

Couldn't she just as easily get up, walk over to the bookcase and get the book herself so we could end this extremely frustrating conversation? What the hell?!

2) Cole's had a fever these last few days. No other symptoms, other than the fever. Tim finally said, "You know what his problem is? He hasn't pooped in a couple days. Once he poops, his fever will go away". What the hell?! I said to him, "Seriously? That's the craziest thing I've heard of. Where on earth did you hear that?!" He said, "My mother told me".

He sounded like such a 3rd grader. And, of course, if his MOTHER told him that then of course it must be true. But I could tell him something obvious like the maintenance light in my car is on and he'll argue with me about it for 10 minutes. What the hell?!

3) Tim took the kids to his parent's house for a few hours on Sunday. I stayed behind to....uh...."clean the house". After they left, my MIL calls me and says, "Bella's yahoo is red". I asked, "Her WHAT? I don't understand what you're talking about" She repeats with emphasis, "Her YAHOO is RED". What is it with this family who just repeats the same thing over and over when you ask them to clarify....I'm not freakin deaf, just a little confused, that's all. What the hell?!

She said, "You know, her privates....whatever she calls it...her yahoo looks red and irritated". I laughed and said, "Oh, you mean her hoo-haw?" and she said, "Yeah, that". Then I was treated to hearing about how her "hoo-haw" gets red and irritated when she uses the cheap toilet paper that my FIL buys from Sam's Club....and somehow that led to a conversation about how her sister in Germany needs to wipe herself with a warm washcloth after every time she pees. As if this is vital information that I need to know? What the hell?!

4) Landon, for the most part, is doing well with his speech. But there are still a lot of words that come out of his mouth all garbled and hard to understand. On the other hand, Garrett's speech is coming along really well....I can understand most of what he says.

Yet the other day, Garrett kept asking me something and I had NO clue what he was saying. We were both getting frustrated with one another...finally Landon walks up and Garrett repeats to him the same thing he said to me. Then Landon says in perfectly understandable speech, "He wants to watch Baby Einstein". What the hell?! Sometimes I honestly think these two mess with my head just to keep me on my toes. Kids will do that to you when they want to send you to an early grave.

5) When I pick Cole and Bella up from kindergarten every day, I ask them, "What did you guys do today in class?". They usually just shrug their shoulders and say, "Nothing". I ask, "So you basically just sat there for the entire 3 hours and stared at the wall, huh?"

Yesterday after school I asked Bella, as always, "So what did you do in class today?" and without missing a beat she said, "We just stared at the wall". What the hell?! That was MY line!

Wanna join in the fun? Do your own "What the Hell" post and link up to Stacy and Elle's blog!

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40 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

LMAO! Stared at the wall!! That is CLASSIC! Watch out world!! LOL!

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Kristina P. said...

Love What the Hell Wednesdays!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Love the "did nothing" at school. I thought my kid was the only one who says that!

Corrie Howe said...

What a hoot! I hate the "what did you do today in school?" and the "nothing" game every night at dinner.

Laura said...

ROTFLMAO!!!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

I'm with Kristina P. Love, love, love this theme. Although, if we are being really honest, isn't this our life most days, Helene?

Mwah!

PS: Your new blog design rocks my world.

Megan said...

lmao too funny!!!

Beverly said...

OMG I am LMAO!!!! Life brings MANY what the hell moments....very funny!

The Lane Family said...

So funny!! I love the comment from your husband about the fact that he needed to poo...thank you doctor Tim.

The one about your MIL is also hilarious!!

What a funny post and I think I like "what the hell Wednesdays"!!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh...that last one was a doozy!!!!!!!!!!!! I was cracking up!!

And LOL about the fever!! It's funny how they really believe what their mom's said because "they" said it.

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

What! a great idea! I am lovin' "What the Hell Wednesday"

MamaOtwins+1 said...

I LOVE your what the hell!!!

I so understand the asking for an explanation and getting the same thing repeated over and over.

Also just wait until Bella asks what you did at work today.

kys said...

LMAO!! This is a great idea for a meme!

I get the same answer over and over at my house, too.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Yeah, I love what the Hell Wednesdays!!
hugs hugs

Mighty M said...

Haha! What a great Wednesday treat! I love the "we just started at the walls!". Sounds like what I did in school!! ;-)

Elle said...

That conversation with your MIL sounds like it was a little awkward. Yikes! I'm sure her sister would love to know that the whole internet now know she has to wipe with a washcloth after peeing. ROFL!

We've got the "nothing" conversation every day after school too.

Thanks so much for joining us for WTHW!

I love your new blog design!

Amy said...

This is a neat idea. What the hell we went to Wal-mart had a list and still came home and forgot stuff that was on the list. What the hell???

MommyAmy said...

Ok, WTH Wednesdays ROCK!

shortmama said...

My oldest is in 2nd grade and she still does nothing all day...what are they teaching these kids?

Karen said...

Better to stare at the wall than at her yahoo!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE the book with the red in it! I think it's my all time favorite.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

LOL! Okay, if all kids tell their parents is that they stared at the wall? I am SO done lesson planning!! I'm all over wall staring!

Nezzy said...

Ok sing with me like the commercial..YAHOOOO! Now I'm goin' to giggle every time I hear it. Maybe I should just stare at a wall and get over it or simply read the book with the red in it. Thank you for the best advice yet...next time Hubby gets a fever...I'm pullin' out the Ex-lax. Heeeeheeehe!!!

Thanks for the laughs, you have wayyyy too much fun!

Jen said...

It is a vagina. We are adults. Lets call it by its proper name. K!?! Vagina. Ok, I am done.

Twincerely,Olga said...

that was hillarious!!! I never laughed outloud so hard!! I am playing next wed.

yonca said...

What a great meme idea! Love your What the Hell Wednesdays.

Frugal Vicki said...

LMAO!!!!! Watching the wall!!! Oh, as the mommy of a toddler, I MUST participate next week!
My favorite.....When I say my son's name because he is doing something wrong. I know he has heard me at least one of the fifty times I said it. Then he says "huh?" like he wasn't doing anything at all and can't figure out why I am even speaking to him.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a great meme! And my kids do the same thing, repeating what they said instead of explaining. And then they wonder why I'm CRAZY!!

Buckeroomama said...

Woohoo, Bella! ROFL!!

Did she say that with a straight face or was she simply trying to be cheeky?

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Yahoo - HooHaw = Hee Hee
Oh, MIL are the BEST aren't they?!? And staring at the wall - love it!
This was another great post by Helene. I love it!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

LMAOO That fits so well. I can see Jason or Faith doing the red book. I love this. I love Wordless Wednesdays but this is too good. I might have to join you next week. Oh well two posts in one day.. lol I think I've done that before.

Angela said...

Oh so funny, and sad at the same time that I can relate to each and every WTH you posted.

Heather Kephart said...

I laughed out loud when I read the name of the theme! What the Hell Wednesday? LOL!!! Love your What the Hell's. Very funny. :)

Erin M. said...

I am definitely going to have to do this next Wednesday--I love this idea!

I also laughed about the hoo haw. I just recently taught my girls the word, "vagina." It was not easy for me, but several friends of mine made me feel badly for hiding the proper terminology, so I gave in. and I regret it already--WHAT THE HELL does a 3 year old need to know the word VAGINA for?!?!?! lol

I can't wait til my twins are in kindergarten!

Are You There Mom? said...

Once again you have me in absolute stitches! I've been sitting here for like a half hour when I should be cleaning house reading your blog and laughing outloud until my eyes tear up! Thanks for the laugh girl! :0)

My 2 year old and I had a convo not too long ago about "ba-da-budder" she said it like 20 times until she was screaming it at me! "Honey I'm sorry, I have no idea what that means!" Turns out she wanted to watch Bob the Builder. UGGG!

blueviolet said...

Your Bella is turning into a mini you! I love that! She tries to beat you at your own game. :)

The Daily Dean Chronicals said...

OKay...I have bee missing out on your great posts and giveaways! I need to catch up! What the hell Wendnesday! Here is mine: So after repeatedly asking my 6 year old to put her shoes on in the morning before school....I asked her right before we left if she had her shoes one yet? She looks at me and says "Mommy, why do grown ups ask questions to things they already know the answer to?" Doing this she looked down at her shoeless feet! WHAT THE HELL??!

wife.mom.nurse said...

What the hell, I loved this post! Ha!

Desiree said...

I am so doing this! Love the idea! And I love the new look of your blog:)

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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