Friday, April 18, 2008


Took Demon Baby to Florida to visit my parents. We went out for dinner with them and my best friend. Lovely meal. Wine. Appetizers. Breadsticks. Salad. Italian meal.

And then . . . in the middle of the meal, for no reason Demon declared . . . "DUMB FART!"

Not at any person in particular. But just to say it. Loudly.

And then he repeated it. Ten times.

My father, age 74, asked, "WHAT did he just say?"

Now, to be clear . . .

When I was a little girl, I could not say the following words; stupid, shut up, idiot, dumb, stupid, hell, damn.

Let's not EVEN get into the really bad ones.

As a mom, I have always insisted my kids ALSO not say any of those words. Until Demon Baby of course arrived seemingly like a bat out of hell with his OWN precious vocabulary.

So, I gasped.

Demon Baby repeated himself.

I watched my parents.

As they broke down into laughter the likes of which I haven't seen EITHER of them break into in ages. It went on. More laughing.

And for the rest of the vacation, that was both of their favorite expression.

And somehow . . .

I guess it's only right that grandparents find Demon's antics amusing.

Even if I want to pull my hair out.


The Anti-Wife said...

I agree with your parents on this. Love that little Demon!

Aimless Writer said...

When my kids are evil I tell them I hope they have ten kids just like them.
Perhaps your parents see a little of that now???
I think when it's not your kid, its hilarious. You can laugh and not worry about correcting them, that's the parent's job. lol

Erica Orloff said...

Hi Anti-wife:
I love him too. Sometimes while I also want to kill him . . . but I love him to pieces. He has . . . spunk. In abundance.

Erica Orloff said...

Hi Aimless:
I was a saint when I was a kid. No joke. His FATHER on the other hand . . . I think it's major, MAJOR payback for a really diobedient childhood, mispent youth, near deliquency, and time in the Navy.


conley730 said...

I just love reading about Demon's antics! My boys have been busy this week with my makeup and nail polish...ugh!

Erica Orloff said...

Demon is fond of lipstick. And nail polish. I will do his toes in black polish--figure it's manly.