You know when you have family in jokes or things that make you all giggle that other people, if you sat and thought about it, would probably find a bit odd? You do know what I mean don’t you? We’re not really totally nutty? There are certainly little traditions and quirks go on here that when I reflect are a little out of the ordinary. I’ll tell you a few then you can reassure me with some of your own?? Deal??
We communicate via TV and movie quotes
I’ve noticed this one for a while. For example, upon entering the house rather than shout “hello” a cry of “hello family” goes out you know in the manner of the odd shop guy from Frozen?? That’s whether it’s me or the teens or the little one!
Being dragged outside when you’d rather stay in will lead to “I don’t wanna go” being cried a la David Tennants Doctor!
A new recent addition after I won parenting by watching all series of Friends with the teens is the call of “I’m fine! ” In a Ross manner when you’re anything but (toe stubbing incidents and the like) this goes well with announcing it’s fajitas for tea.
Football predictions league
This is one of youngest boys things. He has a book fit for purpose and everything.
The rules are very strict. Score and scorer predictions for the weekend must be in for 7pm Friday .
Mum must do hers first as there are suspicions she copies other people’s answers (how the hell am I meant to know who’s likely to score for West Brom?)
Only youngest boy may touch and mark the book.
The lad can’t get it together to get his socks into the wash basket but he can do this week in week out? I’m currently bottom of the league if you’re interested.. .
The good sofa spot
It seems the only place worth sitting in the living room is the right hand corner of the big sofa. Wars have been fought over it(or feels like) deals are struck, negotiations the UN peace ambassador would be proud of take place over than spot. I, personally don’t become embroiled in such nonsense. I prefer the left corner of the small sofa and no one wants this spot. Rumour has it it’s moulded to the exact shape of my bum (I started that rumour)
I love this one, the teens at 14,15 and 17 do not bat an eyelid at the stupid silly names I’ve been calling them since babyhood. I’m not entirely sure if I’m allowed to communicate with them at all in public… but at home I call out “Lukey Snooks” and the answer will be “yes mum?”. It’s not just them either, their poor auntie will never be known as anything other as La La.
Big football matches mean mums special football snacks. We’ve actually branched out recently and ‘football snacks’ are now really dragged out for any sporting events worthy of note. Football snacks must include (but are not limited to)
Nachos (no sour cream or guacamole)
Bbq chicken wings
Mmmm… Actually that’s not weird, that’s sounds yummy… any sport on tonight? ?
Mothers day talent shows
This is a cute one! ! The kids, even the elder ones still do me a talent show every single mother’s day. It’s always a surprise (insert shocked look here! ) Small girl will dance or do a gymnastics display, 2 of the teens will play guitar and the other do a stand up routine!! Aren’t they sweet really? ?
So there’s our little family quirks. .. Now tell us yours PLEASE SAY YOU HAVE SOME! !
Don’t worry I don’t expect anyone to outdo the football score prediction league for weirdness!!
I also think, should the time ever come where another human grown man is integrated into this family, they’d have to be as nuts as the rest of us!Follow @daydreamer_mum
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