8/12/11

New and Improved LEGIT ways to annoy your children.



Sassy and I have been here in Mystic for two days, trying to take care of my sister while she recovers from some unexpected surgery.


Don’t feel too sorry for her - she managed to keep some important parts, won’t need hormone therapy, her long hair looks gorgeous and HER incision stayed together and will NOT require a wound-vac for three weeks. (Just another reason for her to gloat.)


I took Sassy for a quick visit to the small beach in Noank, where we spent some time watching the busy boats moving through the water and the local boys jumping off the top of the pier into the chilly waters of the Mystic River.


We spent a bit of time searching through the sand on the small beach hoping to discover some precious sea glass. We admired our treasure before we made our way back to the car.



“WOW!” I said to Sassy, “Some of this sea glass is legit sea glass!”


She looked at me, “Don’t EVER say that work again, mother.”


“What? Legit? That’s one of my favorite words!” I exclaimed.



“Need I remind you of your AGE?” She replied, raising her eyebrows.



“Listen, I will never, ever be my age. And THAT is legit.” And with the raise of my eyebrows, I marched back to the car.






(legit, legit, legit, legit, legit. I’ve decided to say it a billion times a day until she explodes. Take cover, people.)

28 comments:

That gentleman's lady said...

that's legit :)

Suzy said...

Oh Lord, I always forget how lame kids are when they try to appropriate a word they think belongs to them. I remember when my Dad first said "cool" and I looked at him as if he'd lost his mind.

Dear Kids, the word LEGIT has belonged to the THEATER crowd for 2 zillion years. As in "legit theater." It made it into the teenage nomenclature after that initial usage.

Sheesh.

ChiTown Girl said...

Ugh! My niece uses that word ALL THE TIME! It drives me nuts! Legit!

Tara R. said...

2 legit 2 quit! Hammer time!! Keep saying it, own it, if for no other reason than it bugs Sassy. Only reason I say half the things I do... to bug my kids.

Amber Page Writes said...

I can't wait until my girl is old enough to embarrass. Such sweet revenge.

prettylittlereckless said...

Maybe I've been out of the loop too long with the cool lingo... I'm only 26 and don't see anything wrong with anyone of any age using the word "legit". :)

Maggie May said...

lol!!!

legit. too legit to quit.

Theresa said...

Hey, I just stumbles upon you blog and found that I have lots in common - a teacher, a writer, and a mom - except I have 2 boys and 2 girls -- both girls are sassy -- so I totally understand your "legit" situation!

Lynn said...

Can't wait until the book of Frank!!

I got the same teen business with the word, "Righteous."

I know what you are getting when you have VISITS. They are different from dreams. Clearly and righteously Different!!!

Stay legit, now. I'm off to click on your adds!

Anonymous said...

LOL Makes mine LOL when I use it. Cheek!I was using it before they could read. 20-year-olds forget that we invented the internet.

MaryBeth said...

Love your sea glass! Make something pretty for yourself with it!
Clicking on the ads makes me feel legit!
xo

Everyday Goddess said...

Tru dat.

noexcuses said...

I bug my kids by smiling and saying hello to perfect strangers and their little ones!

My sassy ones use "sick" and "sweet" a lot.

Glad you had some time away from home. Hope your sister recovers quickly!

Bragger said...

My daughter doesn't usually criticize me for what I say. But she HATES it when I ride the grocery cart across the parking lot. She lives in Florida now, so every time I do it, I text her to let her know.

My aunt used to live in Noank! I think my cousin still does, but I also think he's an involuntary resident of some correctional institute......

booksandcandy said...

Ignoring the main part of this post to ask "Did you stop at ABBOTS?" We will be in Mystic next Sunday.

<3 needsatimeout

Brian Miller said...

oh you legit a'ight

jessica said...

And then you told her how our generation used it before hers p.s. :)

Nicole said...

I just got back from a couple of weeks with my 18-year-old sister (I'm, um, not 18 . . . or even 28 . . . ). Legit was THE word of week, then hour! Nay, the minute. I heard more legit from her than I ever did during the heyday of Too Legit to Quit (hey, hey).

I'm tickled to discover this is real teen slang and not some gang talk from my sister and her band of merry misfits.

Legit.

Sparkling said...

make her listen to 2 legit 2 quit. i dare you!

So. Cal. Gal said...

The wound vac is legit! I just hope I never have to use the thing EVER again. I don't have an over-used word...unless you count 'Grr!'.

Mel said...

Oh, snap, this advice is legit! I can't wait to use when my daughter gets old enough to be embarrassed by me.

Just Two Chicks said...

If we act our age, we'll get old faster!

aBroad said...

I have no idea how people my age act.

The age I act is anywhere from 20 to 80. Today I am 80. legit.

Leslie said...

You should really attack her with some awesomes and rads...

Sharyn said...

I am not allowed to say "whatevs."

Anonymous said...

My 14 year old daughter yelled at me last week for using the same word. I didn't even realize it was the new teen slang. She even asked me how I ever heard of that word!!

Sherri said...

Hee hee per my nephews I am not supposed to say "Dude".

I plead Native Californian citizenry Dude :)

As a member of the hyst club-every blessing to your Sister.

Cora said...

Teenagers are so funny. I said "whatever" at my kid the other day and she seemed to feel that I had crossed over into Teen Only Territory too.

Please.

I was saying whatever waaaayyyyyyy before she was even born. As far as I see it, I have more claim on the word than she does because I've been using it longer.