Monday, April 11, 2011

Sarcasm is Lost on Them

  I love sarcasm. Love, love, love it. I can wield the sarcastic comment like a light saber (or as my kids call them light saver). Swish, swish, cut right through you. Unfortunately my lil guys do not get sarcasm. It is wasted on their little heads.

  I mentioned Mr. Bossypants. He corrects me all the time. My usual response is a snarky one intended to point out how ridiculous what he said was. It backfires every time.


  Mom, when you tie your shoes you have to pull the strings.


  Really? Cuz I never would have known that. Thanks for pointing that out. (dripping sarcasm)


  You're welcome Mom! (happy look on face)



My sarcastic talents are wasted here.......

4 comments:

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Sarcasm is a gift.

Kathy said...

My little one doesn't get sarcasm either, but he then follows it with more questions.
"You didn't know that? Yes, you do. Stop being silly. I don't like it when you're silly." Then if we try to explain what sarcasm is, it just leads to 100 new questions, so I try to limit it and often at least keep the comments in my head until he walks away and I can say them without being overheard!

Dana said...

Use your talent on me. I was trained on it, love it, can't get enough of it... I am sure that doesn't surprise you...
Love you!

Reba said...

Happens at our house too. But it sure makes me feel better to say those things on occasion. :)