Frivolous thread alert. Another thread made me think of this. Among me and my close girl friends we sometimes forget ourselves and correct each others' manners, like prompting each other to say please. We always think it's hysterical when we realise what we've done. I was going for walk the other day and there was two woman (mother and daughter?) and three kids. The younger woman said to the older 'just a minute, mama's busy'. ROFL.
Does anyone else ever do this? Please share. I could do with a laugh today.
My Dh spilled his drink at lunch today. I found myself wiping it up telling him it's ok we don't need to get upset I can get you a new one. Yeah he's 39 I am pretty sure he wasn't going to cry and is totally capable of getting a new drink. I was stuck in mom mode.
On a childfree hike years ago, two mama friends simultaneously pointed up at a passing aircraft and said to each other in perky voices, "Look, an airplane!"
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LOL!! I have done that too! After years of having them be my son's favorite thing, I've pointed out construction vehicles to adults more than once. What a riot.
Yep. I always feel like it's "such a waste" if I happen to be out without DD and come across a cow or a horsie or a doggie...
I'm sure we've all done the "swaying back and forth to comfort a bag of potatoes" thing in the supermarket too, right?
I don't think I've accidentally corrected adults since I had DD, but I've certainly done a fair bit of "Not in front of The Child"-type correction to a few of our more obscene friends. DD absorbs language like a sponge, so! Nobody seems to mind...
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You mean I shouldn't refer to every person I meet as 'dear' or 'honey'. Hummmm this is quite the newsflash to me. After 10 years it's going to be difficult for me to change the way I address others.
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How about the "narrating exactly what you're doing and why out loud as you return a grocery cart to the corral without any children" thing? Or is that just me?
That's the one I was going to say. I've also done it on entire shopping trips where she was left at home.
My big correcting problem is correcting other people's kids because, even though they don't look/sound like her, they're doing/saying something she would. "Please leave the chicken alone...I'm so sorry, I thought I was talking to my dd."
I passed a young colleague on the way to the coffee room/pantry the other day and I said: "Hey bundle." I was mortified but he laughed it off. He assumes I'm whacky but I'm still not over that one!
Edited to say that this wasn't really a correcting adults situation, but more of a mindless expression that I say to DD often. DD is always on my brain, so it spills over!
Didn't know which one to quote because they're all making me laugh!! Swaying with inanimate objects! Narrating shopping trips!
I was at the tailor the other day and said "thanks, honey" to her as she gave me my receipt. I was embarrassed, not sure if she noticed, but I'm glad others do it too.
Sorry, cracking up here!!! Because it's so something I could do.
I overheard my Tai Chi teacher saying she could always tell who the moms are in her class. They're the ones who can't stand still.
my dh is always bouncing around/squeezing his legs closed when he has to go to the bathroom. like a toddler, he just doesnt want to stop doing what he is doing to go to the bathroom.
i always blurt out "go potty!" and pat his butt lightly before realizing where i am, which is usually some place public. ::blush::
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DH said, as the guy was clicking through menus and whatnot, "One...Two...Three...Four! See, you DID IT!"
Only when the coworker gave him an odd look did he realize that he was talking to him as if he were a toddler, and he apologized.