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Conversation of the Day

Conversation of the Day

August 14, 2007

After listening to non-stop bickering at the breakfast table.

Me to 6 yr old: Will you please stop saying shut-up to everyone. It is really rude and I don’t like it. Stop saying shut-up.

Miles, the 2 yr old, to me
: Why don’t YOU shut-up, Mommy.

Me: What? What did you say?

Miles, the 2 yr old, to me: I say why don’t YOU shut-up.

Me: Miles, that isn’t…

Miles, the 2yr old with a death wish
: Shut up I say.


Miles: Why you not shut UP?

Posted by Chris @ 8:09 am  

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  1. wookie says:

    Ah, 2… the age where you aren’t quite positive that they are too young to be THAT sassy on purpose.

  2. Manic Mommy says:

    Oooh…time out until you’re in college.

    He can commiserate with my two year old, the hitter: “Mommy! I want juicy RIGHT NOW!

  3. Kerry says:


  4. Christine says:

    My four-year-old is currently calling her father and I by our full names when she can’t gain our attention … particularly in public.

    Sadly, it works.

  5. Nicki says:

    Our just turned 5 year old is arguing back.

  6. Lisa says:

    my two year old is going through the same phase :(

  7. Mir says:

    Did you dip him in ketchup or mustard before you fed him to the bears? ;)

  8. Meredith says:

    Looks like it is going to be a long day in Chris’ Household.

  9. Jackie says:

    Reminds me of my now 5 year old daughter when she was 2…except she used to shout “dammit” when she dropped something too. [it really wasn't as bad as SuperNanny last night..."wipe my ass!" though]

  10. Mark says:

    LMAO, My five (24-19) just call to say Hey Dad, can you send a check?

  11. Lori says:

    I love that! I’ll bet it was hard to not laugh though.

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  12. Heather says:

    Okay, from an outside standpoint that was hilarious. I am imagining my parents turning purple when I did that, and trying to imagine how I will be handling it in about two and a half years!

  13. Susan says:

    At 2, it’s still adorable!! I couldn’t have kept from smirking. He reminds me of my boy at that age (who turned out perfectly respectful and polite). *swoon*

  14. Not The Mama says:

    I know I shouldn’t laugh, but I couldn’t help it. The final “Why you not shut Up?” did me in.

  15. Courtney says:

    OMG - I’m so sorry, but that was damn funny! How did you not laugh?

  16. peepnroosmom says:

    That is so funny! My two yr. old is going through the “shut up” phase, too. He does it with his little finger pointing at me and everything. Arrhhhhh!

  17. Woman with Kids says:

    That is funny, particularly since I don’t have a two yo right now. But when a 12 yo says it? Not funny. Infuriating.

  18. Crisanne says:

    Mine just looks at me and spouts things involving loud No!’s

  19. sarcastic journalist says:

    Oooh, did you give him the “I’m rubber and you’re glue” scream?

  20. BetteJo says:

    A little early to learn my signature response for smart mouths - EXCU-U-U-U-S-E ME-E-E-E??? Followed by the you really didn’t just say that look.

    Still works and they are 21 and 23!

  21. Liz in Australia says:

    My two year old does the same thing. I feel so relieved knowing that I’m not alone *g*

  22. Jessica says:

    LOL! My almost 3-yo daughter sassed me the other day and I told her to “Watch her mouth”. To which she replied, somewhat confused, “Mommy…I can’t watch my mouth because my eyes are way up here.(Pointing to eyes)”. And really, I couldn’t argue with that kind of logic.

  23. jenn says:

    How hard were the other kids laughing?

  24. NoMasNinos says:

    Before I had my own kids I use to blame the parents for their lack of discipline. Now I know its the kids - or at least that’s my story!

    So hilarious at age 2, but at 3 1/2 you know they know better especially when they replace the offending word with a similar word. You “baca baca” is code for bastard around here, and you “bichie”, well you can figure out the last one. Our shut ups are always slow an serious. “Shut.Up.Mommy.” I feel your pain. Send us pics so we know he’s still alive. LOL! Your an awesome mom.

  25. Shannon @ Rocks in my Dryer says:

    “Two year old with a death wish”…RFLOL. Just yesterday my two year old said “I give you spankin!” when I put her down for a nap. The little bugger.

  26. CaliforniaGrammy says:

    Now I wonder what the facial expression on the six-year-old when Miles said that! It’s been too long for me to remember those years, but I know that would have cracked me up, at least inside. So . . . what did you say in reply?

  27. Lori says:

    I’m thinking maybe the 6 YO was watching in stunned silence as he waited for the hammer to fall! That was one of those things that is only funny afterwards. Hope things are going better.

  28. becky says:

    I think that’s when you announce: “Let the beatings commence!”

  29. Kate says:

    I can just see the gears turning in his head trying to figure out why this magic phrase doesn’t work like it should! Thank you so much for the laugh. I needed it today.

  30. Lisa says:

    I can’t stop laughing over that one - with a two year old myself I’ve experienced much the same!

  31. Kelly says:

    Like a few others I want to know what the 6 year old did when Miles said that. And the other 5 kids, if they were around. If even one of them were laughing I can understand why he kept going like that.

  32. cristen says:

    that totally made me laugh outloud.

  33. sandra says:

    Oh my God. How did you possibly manage to keep a straight face?

  34. Susan says:

    I can totally hear both of you saying ALL of that.

    So very funny.

  35. Heather says:

    Oh wow, I laughed. Hard. I am sorry. I love his stand on it though, “Why not you shut up?” heeeheee…

  36. Sue says:

    Ha ha ha.. Why dont YOU shut-up?
    He’s so adorable. It’s a part of his development.


  37. Jesica says:

    ROFL! This is EXACTLY the kind of thing my darling 2yo would do. (I told her to wipe that grin off her face when she was in trouble and she dutifully wiped her hand across her mouth.) I’m thinking she has a cyber twin.

  38. Annalise says:

    I really did laugh out loud :-)

  39. Karen Vogel says:

    Well, I know that everyone in the family would have been laughing so hard that no amount of remonstration on my part could have convinced my 2-year-old that she was saying a bad thing. She’s going to be spoiled to death.

  40. qtpies7 says:

    LOL Oh, I’d have blown a gasket, LOL! But it is really funny because it happened to someone else!

  41. Bastet says:

    It is nice to know other 2-year-olds are going through this phase - just like my little smarty-pants! It is hard not to laugh when they do it.

  42. liz says:


  43. Eve says:

    okay this is my favorite post of the week! Hilarious Miles.

  44. kristen says:

    Made my day! I laughed right out loud!

  45. kristen says:

    LOL LOL I laughed right out loud! Thanks for making my day