Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Cookin' My Grits

My kids have been a little....er....demanding since the flu episode. I think they got used to stating fact (I'm thirsty) and having it produce action on the part of the parents. So much for giving 'em mercy when they are sick...

So I was upstairs and I heard Hubs tell the kids "You're Cookin' My Grits, Guys." About 2 seconds later I heard him yell, "I told you that you are cookin' my grits! Chill out!"

Okay, chill out they understand. Cookin' my grits? I hardly understand it. One, they have no clue what grits are. I'm not a big fan. I'm not Southern. I don't make them. Two, if they've heard the expression it wasn't in this house.

I've been married to this man going on 11 years. We dated 3 years before that. I met him 3 years before that. I've never heard him use the expression. I've never heard his parents use the expression. I have no idea what got him started.

Did he read it somewhere? Last I checked he was reading Plato. I doubt he said it. I have no idea. Anyone read "The Never Ending Story?" He's been reading that to the kids. I suppose someone in there could have said it.

Dunno. What I do know is if you are going to use an expression on the kids, you gotta use one they know.

Speaking of, the other day I heard Eldest tell Princess, "Well, that was passive aggressive."

That's what I'm talking about. Chip off the ole block.


Anonymous said...

*lol* I like that one! "That really fries my onions" is another one I like. That's hilarious that he's just picked that up out of nowhere. It makes me think of that Seinfeld episode where George starts saying, "Stuff your sorries in a sack" because Susan says it to him, and everyone's like, "What the heck does that mean?!"

It's so funny when kids start picking up on those phrases, though, isn't it? I love that you kid called something passive agressive...I didn't even know what that meant until I was in college. :)

Camy Tang said...

ROFL!!!!! You're cracking me up! Do they even have a clue what passive aggressive means?

Chaos-Jamie said...

They do! At least in context. It is one of their Mama's pet peeves so I am quick to squelch it when it comes up. However, if you ask them what crap is..."toys, clothes, stuff we leave on the floor...."


Julie Carobini said...

Okay, dating myself here, but Did your hubby grow up watching Alice? Remember when Flo would say, "Kiss my grits!"?

Doin' the time warp...

Anonymous said...

Um...has he watched "Remember the Titans" lately? That coach (forgot his name) said that all the time. Maybe it's a football thing :>).


Chaos-Jamie said...

Okay, we own that one. But we haven't watched it lately. Still. It's weird.