Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Meaning of Gosh


Things often heard around our house, which now contains two middle school girls:

It’s None of Your Business!

Gosh!

I Can Do It My Own Self!

Gosh!

Go Away!

Goodness!

Why DO YOU Care If I Have Homework?!!

Gosh!

Get Out of My Room!

Gosh!

My Day Was Fine!

Gosh!

Goodness!

Don’t Look at my Facebook Screen!

Gosh!

Stop Bothering Me!

Goodness!

I KNOW I have to [practice piano][do homework][get ready for school][do my chore][any reminder for any activity at any time]! I’m not Stupid!

Gosh!

(sweetly, earnestly) Dad, will you please, pretty please, take me to the mall?


One bright spot is that even though “Gosh!” really means “You’re an Idiot!” and “I’m So Embarrassed By You!” and “I’m so Embarrassed For You!,” all rolled up into four short letters and an exclamation point, at least they are saying it using “Gosh!” and not something stronger. Small victories are important during the middle school years.

2 comments:

brownie said...

Today, the Sri Lankan cricket team (!) was attacked in Islamabad, Pakistan; several people were killed and many others wounded.

Praise Allah that our great and glorious Mujahadeen our saving this planet from apostate cricket players!

Fingtree said...

I praise Gosh! We need to give more money to those countries to keep us safe and to keep them from killing each other. I hope we build an even bigger embassy in Pakistan, to top the one we have (over budget) completed in Iraq. Gosh save the Queen~