Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Subtle misunderstanding

Last night I went out to dinner with my sister, her husband-to-be, and a friend. During dinner, Josh called because we were out of diapers at home and he needed me to pick some up on my way home. Once I got off the phone, a conversation started about who does what in each of the relationships. Here for instance, Josh cooks and does the dishes, and I do the laundry. We talked about it for a few minutes and then the conversation shifted to our children and my sister said, "Kyla is strict."

And her friend looked at me strangely. She said, "How are you strict?"

Me: I control his content. You know, he can't watch certain shows or listen to certain music.

Friend: (very serious) Why? Why do you do that?

Me: Because he copies EVERYTHING. So I can't let him watch inappropriate things.

Friend: (looking very shocked, at at a loss for words)

Me: Well, he's only five, as he gets older, we'll adjust the rules.

Friend: Oh! You're talking about your SON! I thought we were still talking about husbands! And you said you controlled his content! And that he couldn't be allowed to watch certain things because he copies inappropriate things! I couldn't believe you only let your HUSBAND listen to certain music! I missed the conversation switch, and things were getting strange!

I almost spit my food across the table! If you replay that conversation with Josh's name in it, it is quite amusing.

Sister: Kyla is strict.

Friend: How are you strict?

Me: I control my husband's content. You know, he can't watch certain shows or listen to certain music.

Friend: Why? Why do you do that?

Me: Because Josh copies EVERYTHING. So I can't let him watch inappropriate things.

Friend: (looking very shocked, at at a loss for words)

Yeah, I think I would have had the same look on my face, too.

17 comments:

Kristin said...

I thought you were still talking about Josh too and I was thinking..."Sheesh, I had no idea she was like THAT." :)

I'm glad you control Bub's content. You're a good mommy. Not just for that.

slouching mom said...

Heh. So funny!

Becca said...

LOL. You really have to keep a close eye on those husbands! :)

Joy, of course said...

HA! I was all ready to chime up in indignation that she would question you sensoring your childs exposure to certain things. Then when you shared she thought you were talking about Josh I burst out laughing. This is so funny. It would completely happen to me too. People can never follow my ramblings.

Beck said...

Hahahaah.
I've been known to casually reach across the table at restaurants and cut up the things on my husband's plate, much to the horror of our childless friends. What?!

Christine said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Julie Pippert said...

OMG who would do that LOL!

I got you meant Bub straightaway but ummm I don't think that's strict...I think it's reasonable. LOL

Oh, The Joys said...

That is excellent!

bubandpie said...

I thought the same thing as Kristin. Hilarious! (And, sadly, I DO know wives like that.)

natalie said...

That is so funny. Although, around here, my husband would probably say I'm strict with him! I might need to post about that...

Juris Mommy said...

Between the "thanking" post and this one, I just want you to know that you owe me a new laptop. Seriously, two spit takes with Diet Coke is not very good for a laptop. Pay up, girl.

nomotherearth said...

That's funny, I thought you were talking about Josh too, until you said he copies everything. Ha, ha!

~aj~ said...

I'll admit it...I also thought you and Josh had a weird thing going on. Funny story!

Ben & Bennie said...

For my 45th birthday in September I'm getting a booster chair!

ewe are here said...

Well, content-control for husbands does have a nice ring...

Ok. not really.

This was very funny.

NotSoSage said...

Strict? That's just practical.

Oh, wait. Are we still talking about our kids?

MotherBumper said...

OMG - too funny! And I'm with B&P - I know wives like that.

I'm telling SB this one when he gets home.