Monday, August 18, 2008

Now that's just good parenting.

Tonight as I helped Boy Child with his homework it became evident that he was confused by commas, parenthesis, and apostrophes. I tried to explain them several times and it was apparent I was merely confusing him further.

So I said, "Look. Look at this Boy Child."

And I wrote the following sentence:

Jason said, "Go to hell and die y'all."

Boy Child started laughing as I explained what each part of the sentence was. In fact, he laughed so hard he could hardly finish his work.

Jason came over to see what we were laughing about. Boy Child finished his work and went to his room.

Jason sighed. Deeply.

"I can't believe you wrote that," he frowned. "Did you really think that was appropriate?"


Before I could say anything else he continued,


"As if I'd say y'all. Come on Stephanie!"



Because if you live in our house? That was the most offensive part. For real.

25 comments:

Angie said...

Parent/Teacher conferences with "ya'll" must be so much fun!

You rock, my friend!

giants fan said...

y'all so crazy!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

As a Texan & former English teacher, I must put emphasis on how correct of a contraction y'all is!

Daphne said...

y'all wouldn't be able to stand yourselves at our house, lol. we really speak country =)

Malskey said...

I love it!!

J said...

I almost just fell out of bed laughing. I love it. I am soooo using that one with Princess when she gets older!

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

I'm not a y'all girl either... and that would be offensive to me. I think it's the last part of my yankeeness that i'm hodling on to.

Sabrina said...
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Sabrina said...

Hilarious Y'all.

I thought it was Ya'll

Hm...I have to go ponder that in my next meeting....

Betsey Booms said...

Yeah, I'd be pretty offended by the y'all too. ;)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

What, would "you'ins" have been more appropriate? :)

B&K said...

Y'all cut off the lights when you leave the room, y'hear? How's your Mom and 'em?

Yeah. Y'all talk weird down there in the south. LOL

M said...

This is why you need to come live with me. Liam is SO loving on letters lately and could use some of y'all's teachings.

Oh. y'all's. Something smells funny there.

Wait! Poop diaper from Liam! I'll leave it until you're here to help out!

xoxoxo

Lil Mouse said...

i save ya'lls for very important points or jokes. just not southern enough. but it does slip out occasionally.

Jana said...

BAHAHAHAHAH!!! Man, I love you guys! You crack me up!!!

Catwoman said...

WORD!

Rottie_mom said...

Y'all snuck into my vocabulary after I'd been in Houston TX for a while, which makes it interesting since Im Norwegian LOL.

Mean Stepmom said...

Reason #12154880 that you're goin' to hell LOL! Funny stuff though :)

Wait until they get into Algebra. It ain't fun, y'all. :)

EE said...

LMAO... That IS really offensive!!!!!!

Amy W said...

I am so sending my child to your house for homework!

Rachel said...

I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't say y'all.

HeatherAnn Fragglehead said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Kelly said...

Way too funny! I would love to be a fly on your walls!! haha

SJ said...

Funny! I saw ya'll all the time. And honestly? I have no idea where it comes from....

Anonymous said...

comma, check; apostrophe, check; where's the parenthesis? ? =)