Tuesday, February 26, 2008

73

I looked across the table at my husband, who was gazing intently at The May Queen. She was standing next to his chair, animatedly telling him about something that happened at school today. As I watched him watch her I thought wow. Look how he is listening to her. He is such a good daddy. I love him.

The May Queen finished her story and sat back in her own chair. Her daddy then turned to me and said "She said like 73 times in that story."

So that explains the rapt attention he was giving her.

30 comments:

Beck said...

Like, what's the matter with that?

Chrissy said...

That is so awesome. My younger daughter's favorite word to enhance a story is 'actually', which comes out, 'actoowy'.

soccer mom in denial said...

That drives us BONKERS! We will say to the boys after a "it was, like, so fast" something to the effect of "so was it actually fast or in theory fast"?

It has actually cut down on the "likes".

My younger daughter's new word is unusual which comes out as "unushable".

Amy Y said...

They become teenagers so early these days!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

We call ours on all the "likes," also. It is wearying.

MamaGeek said...

Like, OMG! :)

david mcmahon said...

I am so like your husband when it comes to paying attention to my kids!!

alejna said...

That is a pretty impressive count.

Now, if only he were tracking her uses of "like:" filler/discourse particle, adverbial, quotative, comparative...Like which kinds of "like" did she use? Was she like, "I, like, you know, like stuff like that?"

I actually had no idea it started so young.

Mad Hatter said...

Whatever gets you through, I say.

BTW, Alejna is funny.

slouching mom said...

"Actually" is my boys' filler of choice. Which I find almost as aversive as I think I'd find "like."

Precision in language. I insist on it (and am routinely and mercilessly teased for doing so).

jen said...

Alejna makes me laugh. Like, totally.

flutter said...

idk my bff like was it like really 73 or like maybe like 74? omg wth? bbqomgrotfl!

the dragonfly said...

It does not surprise me AT ALL that he counted. :)

Family Adventure said...

Poor May Queen - she thought he was hanging on to her every word, not just 'like'

Heidi :)

wheelsonthebus said...

Oh, no!!

susiej said...

That is so darn funny.

Sober Briquette said...

"I love him"

You cracked me up this morning.

Kyla said...

Hahaha! 73 is IMPRESSIVE.

Kathryn said...

That is hilarious! So much for listening intently, huh? Oh well. He, like, tried at least, right? Like, that is sooo good enough! ;)
I love that she uses like already. What a little teenager.

Sarcasta-Mom said...

Like, that was hilarious! At least he's paying attention to something right? :)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, dear, that was completely hilarious!

ewe are here said...

*snort*

Like, wow, a teenager-in-training!

Tracey said...

HA!!!! That's a stitch. I love it.

Tracey said...

HA!!!! That's a stitch. I love it.

niobe said...

Well, at least he *was* listening. I say "okay," like, all the time, but at least no-one (that I know of) is counting.

Becky said...

Bwahahahaha!

I do the same thing!

Jennifer said...

Ha! I love it! (Or, rather, I like, love it.)

Mary G said...

You're married to my husband's twin, word watch wise.
Like, it drives me nuts.

Prediction: she will grow out of it. He won't.

Magpie said...

Like, that is the funniest thing I have like read today, like.

Victoria said...

Like, totally, duh.

=)