You mean your kids are actually saying stuff in your presence???
Good heavens, mostly from Emily (just over 12) is stony silence. Sometimes a short answer, usually followed by a "Can I read now" or "Leave me alone" or "Get out of my room".
Originally Posted by mercyn
i have taken to correcting people when they say "i learned it by osmosis"....i'm going "no, that's diffusion"
oh, see, now I always used "osmosis" to mean that I (jokingly) stuck the book against my head and somehow gained knowledge thereby.
Originally Posted by BrownEyed
The 12 year olds are saying the f word, when I was 12 I hadn't even heard that word.
Your parents were obviously not huge hockey fans like mine. Most swearing involved referees in our house.
One time when I was about 14, I told my mom to f*ck off. It was an intense argument about something stupid. She then proceeded to skip around the living room goofily. When I asked her what the h*ll she was doing, she said (while skipping around the room) "I'm f*cking off, I'm f*cking off...".
It worked (so you may want to stash that one in your bag of tricks).