Today has just been one of 'those' days, I tell ya. The PMS fairy has sprinkled me with her moody and irritable pixie dust, so I'm easily annoyed.
I took the girls to Target this afternoon after Liv came home from kindergarten (and yes, the bus actually was ON time for drop off..shocking!). We were sitting in the little Target 'cafe' eating lunch (yep...I'm mother of the year ... hot dogs at Target for lunch today!). And, of course, Emma kept getting out of her seat and running around, so I said "Emma sit on your butt."
Sit. On. Your. Butt.
It's the same thing I always tell my kids. And yes, I always use the word 'butt'. That's what it is, it's your BUTT.
There was a woman with two kids sitting a mere two tables over and her little girl said "Mommy, she said 'sit on your butt'!" And her mother said (rather loudly, so as to make sure I didn't miss any of it), "Yes, I know. Mommy says 'tushie' or 'bottom', doesn't she?"
OK fine. So you say tushie. Or bottom. Whatever. To each her own.
It's not as if I said "Hey Emma, sit on your ASS!"
And then for the next 10 minutes Captain of the Language Police at the other table proceeds to repeat over and over and over again these two phrases "Sally, sit on your TUSHIE!" or "Sally, sit on your BOTTOM!"....always emphasizing tushie or bottom.
Ugh. That just irked me. A lot.
You say po-tay-toe, I say...BUTT.
See, I told you...I'm easily annoyed today.
But there was a high point to my Target excursion (and Quiet Oasis, you will appreciate this, bargain hunter that you are!).
I've been wanting to buy one of those Glade 'Sense & Spray' automatic air freshener things for our basement because the dogs are always down there and well, it tends to smell like dogs.
So, I had a coupon for $4 off the price of any starter kit...and lo and behold, Target had them on sale for $5.69 (normally they are $8.99) --- so (wait for it) ... I got my Sense & Spray for a mere $1.69! Oh yeah.
High point of my day.