Dear Children,

Yes, indeedy, I realize summer is dragging on. And, this year, we have an extra couple of weeks of summer. And, because God is so very funny this way, this is almost the rainiest summer in our little town's history. So we have more and more weeks of indoors togetherness. I know you are wearying of me. Your none-too-pleasant words and tone of voice have illustrated this. The following is a list of answers to your questioning retorts. Feel free to use any or all of them at your leisure. I've found it best if I not speak right about now:
  • I do NOT have to explain myself to you -- I gave birth to you.

  • Because I said so.

  • Because you live in my house, eat my food, and breathe my air, that's why.

  • How 'bout I just let you continue living in my home rent free and we'll call it even?

  • Nothing -- but I can tell you what I WILL give you if you DON'T.

  • (Fill in the blank with whatever you deem satisfactory just do it for the love of Pete before my head blows completely off my body).

Summertime and the livin' is mouthy...


Troy M. Stirman said...

I prefer Bill Cosby's timeless retort:

"I brought you into this world- I can take you out!"


Roxanne said...

OOOOOOO. . .good list, Sarah!

Tammy M. said...

I wish I had your wit. That is not my gift. "Because I have asked you to." is my standard. I need to write down your list.

Denise W said...

"Because I said so" came out of my mouth last night and I almost laughed....

I have been known to say "Because you're a part of this family!"

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