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If there were reality TV cameras in my house...

HerNameIsBuffy

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There would be a thread about me and you would all be mocking me relentlessly.

I thought about that earlier when I was singing the chorus of The Butt-Wiggling Song for the umpteenth time today (with accompanying choreographed dance.)

I just adore my grandpibble, but he's what one would call a lively dog.  Or a handful.  So I do what I did when my kids were small and also getting a little too rambunctious (I had 'lively' children.  No surprise as according to my mom I was a 'lively' girl myself) and that is ... out silly them.

See, sometimes the chaos and the noise makes me want to yell and get cranky.  And I don't like me that way so I subvert it with made up songs and ridiculous dance numbers.  Or sometimes puppet shows with socks and potatoes.  Or free form poetry disguised as rap battling the four legged ones.  I always win - I suck but I'm more verbal than the dogs are and the cats just ignore me.

Once, when my youngest kidult walked in while I was in the middle of signing my latest hit, "Who's My Sack of Love Potatoes?" he stopped and just stared stonefaced until I was done.  I reminded him I did this to them when they were small and his reply, 

"I know.  Sometimes I wish you'd have just smacked us instead."

I don't know where he gets his sarcasm.

 

 

 

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Kailash

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I’d watch your show to get ideas. And to hear more sarcasm from your kids. 😂

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    • FluffySnowball

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