Monday, May 18, 2009

Young Charlie Brown

One of Mom-E's favorite phrases when things go awry is the Charlie-Brownesque

And when things go REALLY awry it comes out more like

Big Brother has not only picked up on this catch-phrase, but he's learned to use it appropriately.

Tonight we're all playing and laughing hysterically while swimming at the hotel pool, and Big Brother has to pee (frequent readers of the blog are utterly surprised at this occurrence :)

I take him to the potty, only to find out we need the key card to get in the locker room.

We also need the key card to get back into the pool area.

So there I stand, dripping wet, holding Big Brother, also dripping wet (only water), and we're stuck in the entry way.

"Dad-E, do you have a phone?" he asks.

"Nope. Sure don't." I reply, shrugging off temptation to either:
1. Go into a rant about "When I was your age, we didn't have cellphones..."
2. Stand somewhat dumbfounded at the logic skills of my techno-savvy 4 year-old.

"OH GOOD GRIEF!" he exclaims.

A pessimist already at the age of 4? I hope not.

Have a good week,


  1. Well, what did you do? I put my money on waiting to be rescued by a kind passing stranger.

  2. I can just hear him! So assuming you got back in and everything turned out fine....

  3. LOL! For us the phrase is "oh my goodness!" I did not realize that Miss K would catch on and now she says it all the time.

  4. Yep, we walked back in when someone else walked out. Mom-E and Little Brother were on their way out, too. We got the key card and made it to the potty without further incident.

  5. You have a smart one on your hands. Unfortunately as we get dumber our kids get smarter. I give it a few years before I am totally lost.

  6. Big Brother upped the ante today by uttering the phrase "REALLY GOOD GRIEF!" in a moment of particular frustration.