Monday, April 27, 2009

Is it okay to tell seven-year-olds to shut their trap?

Anyone want to guess how much I want to smack my neighbor's kid when she comes over here spouting off about how many people are dying in Mexico from the "pig sickness," when Jill's father is currently in Mexico RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE. You know, the very reason, I have kept Jill away from the TV. Thanks, kid. And when I said, "Jill you shouldn't worry about," perhaps you should shut your trap and not say, "I hope your dad doesn't get it."

9 comments:

Sheri said...

UGH! I think "shut your trap" would have been very appropriate. Either that or I would have told her there was breaking news about a swine flu outbreak at her house. Hope she doesn't get it. :P

Allison said...

Kids....uh, parents need to control their mouths. GRRR....

zakary said...

God, I would have sent her home.

I tagged your ass on my blog.

I am Trish Marie said...

I just can't believe someone tells a seven-year-old about that. Maybe I shelter my kids too much, but I just don't think they need to be exposed to information like that. It is my job to worry, and their job to play.

Mrs. Toro said...

I agree with you! And I'm personally tired of hearing about it...I hope I don't get it now that I've said that. ;)

I am Trish Marie said...

What I love is that 36,000 people died from the flu every year. People the flu kills. Every version of the flu kills. That isn't news, that is old news! I am so over it.

I am worrying a bit, because funjet is cancelling some travel packages to Mexico...we are supposed to go in THREE WEEKS! We may be out $1200! That good deal might not have been such a good deal afterall!!

I am Trish Marie said...

Oh, and don't quote me exactly on that 36000 thing...that is just what the newsman just told me. I didn't fact check that or anything.

Sheri said...

Look into some trip insurance, Tricia. It's there for things just like that.

I am Trish Marie said...

Oh Sheri, didn't you know this is THE one time we didn't purchase the trip insurance. Why? We have no good reason. We have gotten it every other time we travelled. However, I received an emailed noticed that we are being offered a full credit towards other travel dates/locations to be used by May 31, 2010, since one of our flights has already been cancelled.