Ladies of the Round Table

August 2, 2008

Just wait…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jen @ 5:45 pm

“Just wait until you have your own kids…  They’ll be just like you.”

If I had a nickle for every time my mother uttered this to me during my adolescence I’d be one heck of a rich woman.  And, if I had a nickle for every time I thought, “Ha!  You don’t know what you’re talking about!” in response I’d gladly donate all proceeds from the sale of our son’s referral pictures to charity.  In any case, I had always considered this maternal proverb to be a myth.  Just a way for Mom to let off some steam.

You see, I wasn’t the easiest kid in the world to raise.  Certainly I wasn’t the worst, but you get the idea, right?  I had my fair share of — let’s just call them — quirks; so many that I consider it miraculous that Mom maintains her sanity.  However, one quirk stands out in my memories.  One quirk really over-shadows all the others.

I was a screamer.  As in bloody-murder-top-of-my-lungs-call-911-I’m-on-fire screamer.  I have no idea how I didn’t destroy my vocal cords, I used to scream so loud and for so long!  Honest to goodness, we had to alert the neighbors so that they didn’t call the police; THAT was how loudly I would scream.  I guess it was my method of throwing a tantrum.  I mean, you couldn’t expect me to do things like everyone else did them…

Looking back, I cringe at my behavior.  I know I was just a little kid, but still!  Oh, and don’t think anyone who witnessed this audacious display of emotion has ever let me forget it!  The relatives still talk about it.  And when they find out about my son, they will most likely laugh themselves silly.

My son is a screamer.  He is only 13 months old but he has found his voice, and by golly, he sure knows how to use it.  (ha, did I just use ‘by golly’ in a sentence?)  Right now he screams out of sheer delight.  It is endearing — right now.  Soon he will be entering the Age of Tantrums and I fear he will begin using his powers for evil.   Just like I did.

Oh my.  He IS just like me…



  1. LOVE the post, Jen. What goes around comes around, I guess!

    Hey, on a separate note, can anyone help show me how to post my July posting? I know I’m late but I wasn’t able to figure out how to post it. I can’t log onto WordPress. Melinda told me the password but I can’t figure out how to log on. Please email me at aruhi_lopez at yahoo dot com. Thank you!

    Comment by Angelique — August 3, 2008 @ 2:16 pm | Reply

  2. I LOVE this post but it scares the crap out of me – I get TWO of me!

    Comment by Carissa — August 4, 2008 @ 2:39 am | Reply

  3. Ah, man. Am I in for it! I was quite the little bully….

    Comment by Kelli K — August 5, 2008 @ 6:04 pm | Reply

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