Sunday, October 5, 2008


This has become the worst phrase I ever hear! My 14yo (she is quick to remind me that she will be 15 in Dec) uses this phrase constantly. She seems to be able to work it into every conversation that we have.

For instance:

Me: I love you
Marie: UMMMMM, Ok

Me: Marie, you haven't done the dishes
Marie:UMMMMM, Ok

Me: You are late for your curfew
Marie: UMMMMM, Ok

Me: I think that the sky is blue
Marie: UMMMMM, Ok

Me: You need to stop
Marie: UMMMMM, Ok

Me: Do we really need to have this conversation while I am upset? Or would you prefer when I am ready to have this conversation.
Marie: UMMMMM, Ok

Do you get the picture?

I just had to share this. I know she is a teenager...But it really gets on my last nerve when she says this with that condescending, "i am way smarter than you" tone that she gets.....I want to rip her cell phone in half and scream "I am smarter, I am an adult for godness sake! Stop talking to me like an idiot!!!!"

Does anyone else relate to this?

I know we all have bigger fish to fry than something this petty...But today I feel like being petty...... UMMMMM, Ok

Be Well!


familygregg said...

My girlie is dishing out alot of the tween sass lately. I'ts driving me nuts.

Daniela said...

Oh my gosh, I know EXACTLY how you feel. My sons favorite word was "whatever". Every time I said something. It didn't matter what it was. I thought I would go crazy..literally. Thank goodness he is 20 now and has completely gotten over that phase of his life. My motto is "the teenage years make it easier for parents to send their kids to college". you know all those moms that are crying at the curb? They're all liars..haha. They are so happy inside they can't stand it...WHATEVER. Ok, I cried a little, but just a little...don't tell anybody.

Sam and Emma said...

this doesn't have anything to do with this post...but I am just cracking up...
You and I have a common friend...Sarah...that is how I came to find out about your blog.
But now I just noticed the names of your pets...we have two dogs; Atticus, and Boo Radly and for a very short time a Scout.

Perspective is Everything said...

My son is 7, and he says "PSHHHHHHHH" Yeah.. RIGHT. Like that's gonna ... (rolling his eyes)"

Brenda said...

Mine would never say that. He argues with about everything I say.