7/30/10

Most effective form of communication at our house? Yelling.


By some cruel twist of fate, both girls were home at the same time last night- the first time this summer. They were looking over purchases made by Bitchy, who has chosen online shopping as a way to mend a broken heart. (Whatever it takes, people. What EVER it takes.)


Their voices escalated. “Oh my GOD, why in the @(** would you buy THAT?”


“Everyone has them. Isn’t it great? I love it.” I heard Bitchy reply.


“For God’s sake. That is NOT a necessity. Oh my GOD. UNDERWEAR is a necessity, NOT a hair straightener cover from Vera Bradley!”, Sassy screamed at the TOP of her lungs.


Bitchy stomped past me and without skipping a beat muttered, “How would she know? She doesn’t even WEAR underwear.”



Item number 405 on the list of things I didn’t want to know.


38 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

Yelling IS the most effective form of communication.

Lisa said...

LOLOLOLOLOL. Now I see the fun I'm missing because my girls are separated by so many years.

That one girl said...

Oh man, is my sweet 2 month old daughter going to grow up and be a teenager?! Can I send her YOUR WAY?

Ladybird World Mother said...

Yelling? Oh, we only negotiate with sweet words and warm hugs in this house. Not. Never. Yup, Yelling is our way too. xx

GraceesMommy said...

you ask our mutual friend (betsy) what it was like to walk into my childhood home on any givin'day...YELLING was the only pitch my sister could understand!

seriously, vera bradly hair straightener case...gotta go..have some online shopping! tell bitchy i said thanks for that little info gem!♥

Carrie B said...

Love the Vera Bradley appliance cover! I have a couple myself and they are TOTALLY necessary!

Ah, the love of sisters... isn't it (ear blowing) sweet. :)

Lori said...

ouch. truth hurts. we never want to REALLY know our kids, do we?

erin said...

I have three daughters and I hope that by the time they're old enough to buy their own things they're also all married and living in different time zones.;)

Michelle said...

This reminds me of conversations with my sister growing up. I once chased her out of the house because she was wearing my shirt. Ahhhh good times.

If it's any consolation, we're now best of friends.

Mimi Lenox said...

I am so glad you're documenting the YELLING!!
Sorry. Didn't mean to yell.

Anna See said...

Eeek. Me either!

:)

Rachel said...

Hysterical. Love this post.

WeaselMomma said...

On a positive note, she's cutting down on the amount of laundry you do. =)

I laugh because I share your pain.

Robin Dodd Photography said...

Stop freaking me out. My girls are still watching old musicals and the Cosby Show and "only wear underwear.." I can't get them to wear clothes...LOL

Carrie said...

so you are telling me the yelling will only continue until they move out?? Damn, was hoping for a break somewhere in the next 15 years...

Fragrant Liar said...

Well, frankly, a small appliance without full coverage IS like going commando. There's logic in their argument. Somewhere.

Gigi said...

Yelling is the only form of communication in this house - although we don't have any conversation about hair appliance covers.....

And if these guys are going around without underwear I *really* don't want to know about it.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

No underwear, huh? You would not believe the number of people who don't wear underwear ........ Back in my the olden days when I was an ER nurse, I would encounter that frequently when removing clothes on an accident victim. Hey, I figured their mom told them to always wear CLEAN underwear when they left the house in case of an accident and they were out .......

The Girl Next Door said...

I was not aware there was any other form of communication among teenagers besides yelling. Oh and eye rolling.

Maggie May said...

i hope you take this as the stellar compliment it as meant- you are the modern Erma Bombeck.

Don't eat the daisies!

Anonymous said...

I really should not drink a glass of water while reading your blog.

Missy said...

Love it! Are you saying there is another way aside from yelling? I would be interested in reading about this form of communication...

Steven Anthony said...

lol, for a mothers ears...

noexcuses said...

LOL, aint that the truth? Just think of all the stress that gets released by yelling...that much more vodka for you-know-who!

My lovelies are 17 months apart! I feel your pain!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hey i buy vera bradley stuff too. tell her that and she won't want it any more! ha ha ha

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxxo

oh, and i buy it online too! ps

Bodaciousboomer said...

Our son is 28, and the list just keeps on growing...

Dawn said...

I can feel the love from here!

citymouse said...

Yet one more reason I am glad I have all boys!

peewee said...

HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAA!!! Oh that was the best! I didn't even see that last line coming. And a Vera Bradley hair straightening cover!! HAHAHAH! Oh, I am dying all around.

Cora said...

I'm all for online shopping (I loves me some ebay) but a Vera Bradley hair straightener cover?! Ummm.... okaaayyyy.... do I wanna know how much THAT cost? I suspect the answer is no.

CatLadyLarew said...

Ha! Having girls is SO very different than having a boy!

apathy lounge said...

You're right. Sometimes it's best NOT to know.

J.R. Reed said...

P.S. I just grabbed your button. Don't tell your hubbie...

Joanie M said...

Just think of the money she's saving not buying lingerie!

Vodka Logic said...

Love it... and you were wondering why the wash loads were lighter

Suzy said...

When I found out my sister didn't wear underwear it really bothered me when we went shopping.

I wish I didn't know.

Heidi said...

That is a total necessity, just so you know. The flat iron cover. I just used mine when I packed for vacation after showering (I know! Miracle!) and then had to pack and travel right away.

And as one of three sisters, yelling IS the most effective form of communication.

Brenda Susan said...

I know what you mean about the list. My 24 yr old son lives in our town with a bunch of guys and the house has literally been condemned by the health department!

Have I already told you this? Anyway, just gotta plug your ears and cover your eyes sometimes.