Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Smartypants

Readers, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

I have a big mouth.

Yes, I know you are all shocked. You would never guess that someone who spews criticism and lectures and tales of her (and others’) antics all over the Internet could possibly be a yammerhead, but I am.

And people are catching on. Last night, I had dinner with my brother, sister-in-law, 9-month-old and 8-year-old nieces, and their 3 dogs. I don’t get a chance to see them as often as my other family members, so there’s usually a lot to catch up on when I stop by for a visit.

I think I was recounting my Minnesota wedding trip to them when my brother pointed out that Miss Loo (the 8-year-old) was staring at me intently, taking in ever word. She looked bored, but couldn’t bring herself to tear away and go play.

Finally, as I was wrapping up and getting ready to leave, Loo turned to me slightly annoyed and said, “Auntie Lissa, you sure have a lot of stories every time you come over.”

I believe that is child code for: Shut the heck up already.

10 comments:

laura said...

She's one smart kid....we recently got to spend some time with her and really enjoyed her. But she's 8...the rest of us big kids find your stories very entertaining! Keep them coming!

Jane Moneypenny said...

It's okay...I'm called the Mouth from the South by my friends, even though I don't think I have a big mouth...

The Coconut Diaries said...

She's taking notes for when she becomes the talk-show host that brings Oprah down. And she'll thank you when she wins her Daytime Emmy.

poopypants said...

That's my girl!! Although, I was telling the story at work and one of my co-workers asked "Does she talk more than you?" I was a little offended...but then remembered I have a hard time with silence and so I fill it with talking. and I love your stories...so don't listen to Miss Loo!

Dingo said...

I'm a talker too. It gets worse the tireder (more tired?) I get.

Anonymous said...

I know who to ask now if I want to know anything! Good girl Miss Loo!

Michael C said...

D'oh!!!! Pretty funny though. I've learned one thing as a parent - if you want the truth, ask little kids. That's how I know that I look grumpy in the morning...

Mel Heth said...

Laura - She's totally smart. And she has definitely inherited the Hetherington sarcasm.

Jane - Awe, that name's cute! And I'm sure you're just a "good communicator." ;)

Coconut - I hope that's the case!

Poopypants - That's too funny - I don't think of you as being a talker...but maybe that's because I'm one too...Just wait until the little one starts talking!

Dingo - Alcohol always seems to help too.

AMOMymous - She's a little sponge. Fits right in with the rest of us...

Michael C - Hahaha! I can't believe Lucy or Ethel would say something like that.

geekhiker said...

Out of the mouthes of babes...

I'm sure I talk to much, but since it's mostly to myself, I guess it's okay...

Wow, that was awkward said...

That is one of my favorite things ever about kids. They tend to tell the honest truth.

Maybe you will do down in family lore as the crazy auntie?