Today, I had an epiphany.
While Nolie and I (absorbed in conversation) were making our way out the front door to enjoy some quality time together (on our iPhones) it hit me…
We, as parents of a rambunctious 2 (soon to be 3 year old) are developing a new (yet unobserved) type of turettes syndrome!
This is what happened which gave me this theory in one big whoosh… We were getting our footwear on when we heard a noise from Little Man upstairs. In mid sentence, without skipping a beat, or taking in breath, Nolie yelled out “Get back in your bed!” and just continued talking as if nothing had occurred! I KNOW! I never pieced it together myself until that moment!
So that got me thinking back. Back to all the times when I was doing something, or saying something completely unrelated, and suddenly barked out a command at Little Man. I came up with quite a few that maybe some of you may recognize from your own past experiences in parenting.
- “Yea I know what you mean, American Idol just isn’t going to be the same without GET OFF THAT! Simon, I mean he’s really going to be missed after he I SAID GET OFF THAT retires.”
- “Yea mom, you should definitely name your new puppy DUDE, I SAID NO YOU CAN’T HAVE ANY! something unique, but keep in mind that you’re going to be the one standing out on your patio at some point I SAID NO, NOW PUT THAT BACK calling it’s name.”
- “Yes sir (my boss) I can do that, I’ll just swing by PUT THAT DOWN BEFORE YOU HURT YOURSELF! and drop that off on my way to the gym. Yes, of course I’ll be there around NO (Little Man)! noon or so. See you then.”
Of course these aren’t verbatim, but they’re an approximation. Please feel free to share your little experiences with Parenting Tourette Syndrome (PTS).
Warning: If large scale involuntary muscle spasms (tics) occur, consult your physician.