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6.06.2010

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When I hear my kids giggling, chasing each other and squealing like little girls do, it is the single greatest sound in the entire world.

When I hear your kids doing it, it’s kind of annoying.

32 shards of brilliance… read them below or add one

Tanis June 6, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Somehow, I picture you saying this while fidgeting with your hearing aids and shaking your cane while yelling at the kids to “GET OFF MY LAWN!”

It's kinda hot, really.

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Issas Crazy World June 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Yes. For sure. Yes. Exceptions being some of my friends kids who I adore. I know I'll be that grouchy old lady one day. No doubt.

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C (Kid Things) June 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Substitute the giggling and chasing for just about anything, really. I love my kids, I'm not very fond of anybody else's.

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erin June 6, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Haha! Thanks for the laugh :)

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PunditMom June 6, 2010 at 4:42 pm

;O At the moment, I'm imagining a much younger Rita DelVecchio!

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Steph June 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm

It's kind of amazing what we'll tolerate from our kids but not from others isn't it?

Just wait until you start having sleepovers and you want to kill someone else's child. *sigh*

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Amanda June 6, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I love my nephew but dang he annoys me. So glad I don't have kids. lol

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Julie @ The Mom Slant June 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm

The truth hurts.

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Laura June 6, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Agreed. I hate all kids besides my own. Sad, but true.

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Delilah S. Dawson June 6, 2010 at 8:15 pm

WORD.

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dusty earth mother June 6, 2010 at 9:26 pm

he he he he he he he he…

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Amye Price Gumbinner June 6, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Love the sound anytime!

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Red Dirt Mummy June 7, 2010 at 12:12 am

Yep. I like my own kids okay (most of the time!). Other people's kids? Not so much. And I'm so hearing Steph on the sleepovers and wanting to kill someone else's kid.

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Mrs. Q. June 7, 2010 at 12:59 am

Awesome.

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Jen June 7, 2010 at 1:03 am

Amen. I liked a lot more kids in general before I had my own kids. Then I found other people's children became a lot more annoying.

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Caroline D. June 7, 2010 at 1:26 am

well that pretty much sums it up.

getting a little worried about the sleepover thing…

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margaret June 7, 2010 at 1:36 am

i love it – hysterical.

*such cuties you have!

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Lori B. June 7, 2010 at 2:37 am

I just laughed out loud. I needed that

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Bryony Boxer June 7, 2010 at 3:17 am

Very true, although I have to say I've become much more tolerant when it comes to other kids ever since I became a mom.

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Liz@thisfullhouse June 7, 2010 at 4:14 am

Yeah, well, I like your kids better, too :) Today, anyways.

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Beta Dad June 7, 2010 at 4:50 am

Likewise.

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Ouidad June 7, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Your honesty is refreshing! Love your blog!
-Deb for Ouidad

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Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels June 7, 2010 at 3:49 pm

ahahaha! You don't know how timely this is, and that's why it's even funnier to me.

My daughter just had a double sleepover last week, and I barely survived it. And so did they. When did girls become so fucking annoying? How did a shy, lovely girl suddenly turn into a giggly, screechy pest who kept commenting on how things are done differently at her house?

I literally had to keep the windows closet not to toss her out.

But I do like other people's kids. Some of them. Yours are pretty friggin' adorable :-)

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Kami June 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Oh, Liz. Those children of yours are little loves. I can't stand other people's children generally. Giggling or otherwise. But yours I could probably tolerate. (They could play superhero with mine.)

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Tina June 7, 2010 at 6:24 pm

not a nice person when I said, “I love my baby, but I really don't like other people's kids very much”… I feel so much better now! Thank you!

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MommyLovesStilettos June 7, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Such a true statement! I feel the same way!

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mannahattamamma.com June 7, 2010 at 11:49 pm

oh well said. And proven, without you knowing it, while I accompanied my son's K class on a field trip today. His chatter: charming. Chatter of other children: oh good lord stop talking about CARS for godsake.

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AO June 8, 2010 at 1:53 am

So glad I'm not the only person who has these thoughts!!!

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Emma June 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Oh they are so cute….I love the sound og kids giggling together!

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Suburban Kamikaze June 9, 2010 at 2:55 am

On the other hand, when your kids break into tears and bickering over some obscure provision in the fine print of the board game rules, it makes me laugh.

When my kids do it, I want to tear my hair out.

SK

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Elizabeth @claritychaos June 12, 2010 at 1:41 am

Scrolling back through your posts and this made me chuckle out loud a little. Love it.

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Colleen June 26, 2010 at 3:39 am

So very amazingly true.

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