Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mom Moment: "Poop Jacket!"

**Warning! This post may contain questionable language!**

Mom Moments:
I often find myself in situations I never could have predicted before having kids. 
After years of experience as a Mama these strange happenings become almost commonplace, but I want to remember this time and all the craziness that goes with it.  

Ethan was frustrated.  He wanted me to help him with something RIGHT NOW.  Unfortunately, I was busy and unable to help exactly at that moment.  His frustration was mounting.  I saw an outburst brewing in his eyes.  I was attempting to finish my task quickly in order to avert Major Meltdown Mode.

I asked one more time for him to be patient, hoping that if I got him talking I might distract him from his frustration.  It didn't work.  

He stomped his foot and yelled, "POOP JACKET!"

I was so caught off guard that I didn't know how to react.  His favorite frustration word for a long time was "stupid", but we've been trying to steer him away from that one.  But "poop jacket"?  We've never talked about that.  

After a moment of stunned silence, I found myself doubled over with laughter.  I'm talking body-shaking, tears-rolling-down-my-face, can't-catch-my-breath, hysterical laughter.  For at least 5 minutes.  I couldn't get a hold of myself.  This, of course, served to reinforce his use of that phrase, which I'm sure I'll regret later.  

Jason and I had a good chuckle when I filled him in later that evening, too.

Which do you prefer: stupid or poop jacket?
Or do you favor a different "swear" altogether?  
I'd love to hear about it!


  1. I'm all for 'poop jacket' of course, I am not a mother and don't have to hear it all the time either. My person favorite swear is 'crap' I also like 'cuss!'

    1. Nice! The other one Ethan has been using lately is 'stinky booty boot'! My favorites are 'rats' and 'nuts'. Old classics, but I feel they still work well. :)

  2. My mom was partial to us using the term "oh pickle juice!"