Nothing

“Me? I didn’t do nothing!”

My kids have learned the fine art of excuses. If they do anything remotely bad, the response to an inquisition by us parents is that they’ve done nothing and are doing nothing. Nothing at all.

“What did you do?” the fuming parents ask.

“Nothing.”

“What’s going on?” the concerned parents ask.

“Nothing.”

“What are you up to?” the interested parents ask.

“Nothing.”

If we sense foul play and push a little further for the truth, my five-year-old son may just bend and amend his “nothing” statement.

“What are you doing?”

“Nothing…”

“Tell me. Come on. What are you doing!”

“Ah…,” he says, “breathing.”

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  • Tasha May 29, 2010, 12:41 pm

    Haha, I can totally relate. My four and six year old will start fighting and the girl will start crying. I'll start walking to where they are and I'll hear my boy loudly whispering "Don't tell her! Don't tell her! Don't tell her!"

    Um, like I'm not going to hear that? Son, you'll have to be smarter than that if you want to get out of something. 😛

    I'm still waiting.

  • UjSen May 29, 2010, 3:03 pm

    I can't relate to that…but.. i pretty much remember doing the same thing when i was that age, not to mention my sibling when i reprimanded him. 😛

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