1/15/09

Actually I Am Laughing At You, Not With You

We were late for school and I was going to have to walk Shark in to the office and sign him in. It was 16 degrees and spitting snow, so I decided to circle around to the other side of the school to park closer to the front door. So, approaching the school, instead of going straight through the intersection and into the lot, I took a left hand turn up the street. I heard a CRASH in the back of the Land Yacht and looked up, startled, in the rear view mirror. Shark was gone. So was his high-backed booster seat. Then his little head popped up, on the other side of the truck, peering through the space between the top of the seat and the headrest to see if I'd noticed that he totally crashed over onto the floor when I took that unexpected left. I had to wait until we were parked and walking in to school to bitch him out about unbuckling his seat belt before I had stopped the truck because I was laughing so hard (the laughing without sound thing that works your abs) tears were coming down my face. One minute he was there ~ CRASH ~ and then he was gone. It's bad to laugh at your kids. I know. But this was so funny. And now I'll tell him every morning as we approach school that he'd better not even think about unbuckling yet, and I'll do this for weeks and weeks to come, every morning, and he'll get more and more annoyed by this and he will seriously, fully, regret the day he ever did that.

12 comments:

WM said...

My husband had just mopped the floor and seconds later my son comes running in and bit it and fell on his arse. I howled.

Because he knows he's not supposed to run in the house.

I laughed...until I realized it scared him. And then I felt a little bad.

Jaden Paige said...

lol. So funny! We all laugh at our kids sometimes...

T with Honey said...

I like your style!
This is the reason I am so grateful for child safety locks on the doors. Kids always have to push the limits. First it's the seatbelt, next the door.

Rachel said...

I snorted beer through my nose Amy.

That is too much.

Tanna said...

Hilarious! I feel terrible when I laugh at my kids mishaps but sometimes it just slips.

Burgh Baby said...

If there's something wrong about laughing at your kids then we can hang out together in the afterlife. Cause, I'm totally guilty as charged.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

It's fun to laugh at the kids. They gotta learn humility somehow, right? And, I bought new shoes yesterday - out of lust for your eff me ones.

crunchiemummy said...

LOL

As long as there is no blood, you can laugh all you want! Doesn't it help them develop a sense of humour?

Ringleader said...

In our family, we like to incorporate pointing along with our laughing (at someone) as often as possible . We find that it enhances the experience.

For a second when I read that he had disapperared, I thought you were goin gto say that he had fallen out of the truck- whew!

Carolyn...Online said...

Wait... we aren't supposed to laugh at our kids?

Not Afraid to Use It said...

It's a delicate balance, laughing at your kids. Thank god for blogs. For all the times you can't laugh to their faces you can post about it and have a good chuckle.

Auds at Barking Mad said...

I would have laughed myself silly too.

Like WM up there, I've mopped and both the kids came running in at once and slid. It was hilarious. I'm just awful like that. I can't help it.

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