June 3, 2013

My Butt Hurts When I Write: WordCount Blogathon Day 3

It's Day 3 of the WordCount Blogathon. I wanted to share a story today.

Imagine the scene...

Daughter #3 finally has me to herself for a fifteen minute car ride. 

"Mom," she says with a nice long pause for effect, "my butt hurts when I write."

My favorite DD#3 pic
My kids often come to me for writing-related questions. Me or I is a favorite topic of conversation as is any verb paired with have. But, this one had me for a second.

I start with a simple question. "Did it happen today?"

"Yes. At school."

It was starting to come together. We had been really working on her writing all year. I even started a second grade writing club that met at my house every Tuesday after school. My baby was finally loving writing so much that she actually was sitting still too long enjoying it. 

"I'm so sorry your butt hurts when you write, honey. You should take a break every now and again and move around and then go back to writing." Such a proud Mama moment.

Until...

"Mom!" You can imagine it, right? A long and drawn-out Mom--a one syllable word made into three or four. "I said, "My butt hurts when I wipe!"

11 comments:

belledamesansmerci said...

I can't say a word, since I'm laughing so hard!!

Thanks for the laugh, Tia!
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell

mariarosannac said...

Ouch! My but hurts too when I write for hours on end :-)

Elise Fallson said...

LOL! That was so funny! I'm seriously laughing so hard right now. :D

Melissa said...

hahahaha
Total mom moment. :P

Thanks for visiting my blog and supporting Carol. :)

Dana & Keith Newbrough said...

Haha - I guess that shows that we can hear what we want - maybe it is reflective that your poor butt is hurting from all the writing you are doing. ;) Maddie is too funny. Cute story! :)

TwoHands said...

Hahaha!

Make sure she writes from front to back. Might help.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm glad I swallowed my coffee before I read the last paragraph :)

Great meeting you at Melissa's blog today.

Sara said...

Oh, this made me laugh. After reading the title I had no idea where it might go. Too cute!

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

Tia, you're trying hurt people with laughter aren't you? *JK* I can so picture that sort of thing with my son... Thanks for the giggles!

Jo Michaels said...

I was ROFL when I read the end. I hate it when I go on and on about what I thought I heard, only to have it be no where near what they said :) Great post, Tia! WRITE ON!

Tia Bach said...

I knew my writer friends would appreciate this story. Glad you all enjoyed it!!