Teenage “Moos”

O.k. Let me start out by saying that I am not commenting on anyone’s weight here. That is not the point. What I am commenting on is the teenage mind in responses to most of my questions.

It occurred to me yesterday that I have a small herd of cattle in my house. Yes. This surprised me as much as it does you. I had just asked child #3 to do something, which she did not want to do. The response? “Mmmmoooo.” Excuse me? When did the cattle move into my home?

When I called her this morning to get up to get ready for school. You guessed it…”Mmmmoooo!” Every time, without fail, “Mmmmoooo!” Now, child #3 is by far the greatest offender of said vernacular, but I have heard it from all of my children at one time or another. It just never occurred to me that I was raising cattle and not teenagers!

I was raised on a small farm and we had a couple of head of cattle; Hamburger and Shortribs to be exact. (Hey! I come by my twisted sense of humor naturally!!!) I’m familiar with the sound. Mmmhmm…teenagers mimic it exactly! So, maybe I’m not raising teens. Maybe, just maybe, I’m raising cattle!

Published by Rita

I am a single mother, a Christian, a writer, an abuse survivor, a reader, and a friend. I've wanted to be a writer my entire life and now here I am!

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