Mom is outrageous enough to make the kids scream

@dawnald (84075)
Shingle Springs, California
September 10, 2009 5:47pm CST
Well one of them anyway. Well, fake scream... Last night I made them turn of the TV during dinner. They were grumbling about it, so I started singing "you're a mean one Mr. Grinch". One of them immediately pointed out that I wasn't Mr. anything. So I started singing, "you don't have a weenie, you're a meanie Mrs. Grinch". That's when Dearra nearly spit her food out all over the table. I pointed out that she should be happy we weren't having hotdogs. She managed to swallow somehow, went outside and pretended to scream When she came into the house I started singing, "I shall scream" from the musical Oliver. So she told me I was insane and that she was going to start eating her food, glorious food. So I started singing, "Food, Glorious Food" also from Oliver. Coincidence huh? My kids think I'm nutso. I'm nutso. Where are the squirrels?
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@mommaj (22872)
• United States
11 Sep 09
This is sooo funny. It sounds like my house. If I can't come up with a jingle one is made up. LOL Instead of writing articles, they should hire me to write kids songs. LOL My daughter doesn't pretend to scream though. She has been known to scream on occassion because of me. Sometimes she will start the jingles. LOL This house is insane. LOL At least we aren't the only ones.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
this is the first time she has pretended to scream!
@mommaj (22872)
• United States
11 Sep 09
She must be growing up. Either that or she was choking on the food. LOL
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
turning into a teenager, heaven help me!!!
@vzihan (145)
• China
11 Sep 09
You are not outragerous at all;you are funny.Your kids are so lucky to have a so good mom.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
:-)
• United States
11 Sep 09
This totally sounds like a typical night at my house! But, my kids usually join in on the singing! Children with fun parents should feel blessed. At least you aren't a dull, crabby mom who doesn't know how to enjoy life! Being "nutso" isn't necessarily a bad thing! Just depends on how you look at it!
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
nutso is good!
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
11 Sep 09
The squirrels are with me! I love them! La la la la la.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
Are you a squirrel or a nutburger?
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I know there is never a dull minute at your house. I know it must be fun to be there, lol. Your kids may not realize it but they are lucky to have a fun mom like u.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Sep 09
hehehe they mostly do... If I did that in front of their friends though...
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
11 Sep 09
Looks around nervously. where are the squirrels? Well, they are not here.We deported them illegally to the USA
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
Yeah they're in somebody's bird feeder...
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
11 Sep 09
I htiought that tree3s and nuts were there thing. Our nuts over here are very big and they couldn't handle them so that is why we deported them.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
are you sending some to California?
• United States
11 Sep 09
Lucky kids! I wish I'd had a mom like that!
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• Australia
11 Sep 09
Me too!
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
I suppose I could adopt both of you...
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• United States
11 Sep 09
That would be great fun! What a shame I'mm much too old for that.
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• Australia
10 Sep 09
It seems like Dearra is a Dawn in the making - but you'd probably be wise not to tell her that - at least not in that respect. I'm sure she'd love to be like you in other ways. Another wonderful glimpse of Life with Dawn. Your children are going to have so many precious memories and so much good example to copy when they start their own happy families.
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Sep 09
Dearra is Dawn junior in many ways, but the best thing is that she's a lot stronger and smarter and secure than I was at that age.
• Australia
11 Sep 09
That proves you have done a good job. Keep it up!
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
I is trying.... :-)
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
11 Sep 09
And I thought I was the only one who tortured her daughter with singing! I go one step further I dance, make sound effects when she practices her reading, threaten to take over from the school siren and to take over the dance floor at her ballroom dancing presentation nights...Poor thing...She’s always rolling her eyes and looking away from me while muttering, “Oh, mum!” I do make her laugh though...What else can the poor child do?
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
Luckily for my children I am too introverted to do any of that stuff in public. lol
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
12 Sep 09
I am too actually and I have fun threatening to do things to embarrass her. I do know that eventually the joke will be on me because she'll wise up as she gets older and one day she will embarrass me by announcing to everyone that her mum is going to sing or something like that. Then what will I do? I better reconsider all the jokes perhaps...
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Sep 09
ohhhh perish the thought lol
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• United States
11 Sep 09
shh..squirrels are sleeping right now you ever heard "tv dinner" by zz top? they might like that one
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
I've heard of zz top. Does that count?
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• United States
30 Sep 09
absolutely
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 09
And and I've heard of TV dinners! :-) pats self on back
@nadooa247 (1096)
• United States
16 Sep 09
heck you'd think they'd prefer you singing any day over scolding or what not lol! Nutso comes with the turf of being a mom i think =P random moments of silliness is what certainly keeps one sane i believe =P
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Sep 09
they actually didn't shout me down when I was singing today, maybe I'm growing on them...
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 09
Well you should know me by now my dear friend that I am just as crazy, what is the saying you don't have to be crazy to be here but if you are it helps. I don't like squirrels, horrible creatures, rodents, vermine, yuk! It's a great way of dealing with life too, I hate being serious, life is serious enough so if you have a crazy sense of humour then it makes life a bit more bearable and I am sure it rubs off on your kids, right? I've got some brazil or almonds here by the way ;0)
@Hatley (164237)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Sep 09
hi dawnald your kids are so lucky, they have the most fun mommy going. I bet when push comes to'shove they would say my mom is great cause shes so funny. Humor is actually found to be super good for us'as it makes all our organs work better. I always knew jokes' and humor were good for us in some way. my hubby had a rich sense of humor and saved us f rom having the terrible twos when my son had his first and last temper fit, my husband joined him on the floor, when Robbie kicked so did Daddy and when Robbie screamed so did daddy. so robbie sat up quit screaming and just looked at his dad, and we both burst out laughing. my son never did that again. whee.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
I tried that and it didn't work for me. But you're right, humor is very important!
@rusty2rusty (6760)
• Defiance, Ohio
11 Sep 09
It seems like you were finding a way to turn a bad situationin to a funny one. I do that alot as well. Singing sure helps to do that. I like to make up my own words to songs.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
I make up my own words too. There's a discussion about that here somewhere!!!
@GardenGerty (115095)
• United States
11 Sep 09
I'm a fur fur furry squirrel, with a bush bush bushy tail, and I scamper here and there, scamper everywhere looking for some nuts! You know, dearest Dawnald you just blessed me with a song. I learned the furry squirrel song when I worked in preschool. There is a lot more to it, including nuts in my head, nuts in my bed, Okay? It was a hoot to see Ms. Jan fluff her furry squirrel tail behind her.
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
Don't know that one, how about this one: Some day I'll land in the nut house With all the nuts and the squirrels There I'll stay Locked away Until the prohibition of Little girls.
10 Sep 09
Hi dawnald, I bet you kids love you just the way they and proud of you even though they don't want to admit it and wouldn't change you for the world. Nuts or not. Tamara
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Sep 09
Darn, if they would change me, maybe they'd give me a singing voice?
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
10 Sep 09
never never a dull moment at your house! LOL......
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
I made her scream again hehehe