You know those moments when you pass on words of wisdom to your children only to find out later that they got it so very wrong.
Well a couple of weeks ago my youngest came home from school in tears an annoying boy had taken to looking at her waiting for her to look at him just to say “what you looking at”.
Now of course first we tried the just ignore him tactics and the don’t look his way ones too, but nothing was working and it was making her life miserable.
It was such as shame as senior school is hard enough without annoying boys. I mean she has all of her marriage to put up with that.
So my husband had enough of this boy and simply told her the next time he asked her “what you looking at” she should answer with the words and the old favourite “I don’t know they don’t label crap”.
Well anyway cue us sitting up the dinner table last night when Brodie told us that she had shut the boy up with what dad had told her to say. Of course we were pleased but then she continued with the words “he looked a little confused”.
So we asked Brodie what she had actually said.
She explained that when the boy said his usual “what you looking at” she had replied with.
” I don’t know, i don’t look at things that aren’t labelled” and then she added “you need to get yourself labelled “
Of course once we had picked up ourselves off the floor in hysterics we kindly explained where she had gone wrong.
Anyway the boy left her alone, confused maybe or frightened whichever one it worked.
Memories in the making.