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Top 10 Topics My Sons Are Bickering About

Top 10 Topics My Sons Are Bickering About …Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

Listening to a couple of my kids argue about which side of the field had the greenest grass while we waited for their brother to finish at soccer practice yesterday brought this piece to mind. Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Top 10 Topics My Sons Are Bickering About

They say children help you live longer. I say it just feels longer.

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Please, take it.

I had planned a relaxing afternoon for our family. Unfortunately, I neglected to consult the Calendar Of Childish Insanity prior to making my plans.

If I had consulted it, I would have been advised that my 2 youngest sons were scheduled to slip into grumpy-old-men mode and to bicker all afternoon.

What did they bicker about? “What didn’t they bicker about?” would be an easier question to answer. But, here’s a few of the vitally important topics they decided to debate in a seemingly unending manner:

Top 10 Topics My Sons Are Bickering About

#10.  The correct way to pronounce “era.” It’s ear-uh! It’s air-uh! It’s ear-uh!! It’s air-uh!! It’s ear-uh!!! It’s air-uh!!! It’s enough to drive everyone around them insane.

#9.  Is it ok to eat the bread (cracker piece) before the wine (grape juice) when you’re taking communion. Yes, that was the argument they were having when our pastor had to stop preaching to shush them. Twice.

#8.  Whether trumpets or saxophones are better…for killing zombies.  I guess they want to be prepared in case zombies show up at their next band concert.

#7.  Which of our dogs is smarter. I’ve got news for them – I don’t think either dog is going to be asked to join Mensa anytime soon.

#6.  Whose turn it was to tell their sister that it’s her turn to take out the trash. I think I saw the cat roll his eyes before burying his head under a pillow during this exchange.

#5.  Whose boxers are on the floor in our dining room. Yes, dining room. They argued about this for half an hour, and then decided the boxers did not belong to either of them. Apparently, they believe our neighbors are dropping by in the middle of the night, and leaving underwear in our dining room.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Top 10 Topics My Sons Are Bickering About Sibling Rivalry#4.  Why a pencil is called a “pencil.” Seriously. This banter was so horrible it even sucked the life out of our few living houseplants.

#3.  Which of the twin brothers who are teachers at their school looks more like “that guy in that movie.” That’s right, they couldn’t remember the guy’s name or the movie’s name, and were undeterred by the fact that these 2 men are identical twins.

#2.  Who should have to get out of our van first. Keep in mind this lovely discussion, complete with insults and whining, took place while the two boys, who normally race to see who can get out first, were seated exactly equal distances from the door, both, apparently wanting to live out their days inside of our van, subsisting on the plentiful supply of stale Cheerios and petrified chicken nuggets crammed down the seats.

#1.  Whether some guy, named Zak, cheated when he ran a 6 minute mile in PElast yearThey nearly came to blows over this one, and, frankly, I don’t even know who the heck Zak is, much less care if he cheated.

Now, where did I put those boarding school brochures?

And, do they take moms?

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Have you been witness to a marathon bicker-fest in your family? Anyone grumpy in your neck of the woods? How do you handle it? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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2 Responses
  • ViolaFury
    November 30, 2016

    O.M.G.! I had to reply to this! It showed up in my email today and I’m still crying over numbers 5, 3, 2, and 1! Number 5 because it’s so obvious that you have a serial boxer-leaver predating on your neighborhood. May I suggest you bother the neighbors with this gem?

    Number 3 kills me because the absolute love of my life (and the LAST love of my life; he’s really my better 2/3s) is always talking about “that guy in that thing” and there’s actually a movie called that, and wouldn’t you know it, my guy writes screenplays and has won some awards for this drivel, so you might want to start recording all of this nonsense! 😀

    Number 2 is priceless because my cousin, David, who is exactly six months older than me, had the SAME ARGUMENT back in 1961, and we’d still be sitting in the back of the old 1954 Chevy Sedan living on stale french fries, and lint-y candy tucked into that fine roll-and-tuck leather that my dad was always polishing with something slippery and who needed seat belts anyway, back then? But, I digress. We fought like cats and dogs over who was going to get out first, and also fought over who got to sit in the middle, when Dale got bigger; Dale was 3. How I do run on…

    Number 1 is almost the same as number 3, but that involved my deceased boyfriend Jim, who was always telling me about people I didn’t know by name, but was informed that I had met them and that in fact, I had had entire conversations with them and thought they were awful. None of this do I remember, which is very possible, since my brain did take a Holiday for 6 weeks and forgot to invite my body. I lost it in mid-February of 2012, and woke up in the loony bin at the end of March, 2012. I understand I was pretty amusing, trying to climb into the fridge and all. I’m just glad that the reunion took and we’re all back together! I hope your week is wonderful, Gina! Thank you so much for the laffs! You’re the best! Mary <3

    • gina valley
      December 5, 2016

      I’m always so happy to get to share some giggles with you, Mary.

      We definitely have a serial boxer-leaver in our neighborhood! I’m pretty sure he lives in our house!

      Isn’t it amazing how prevalent stale French fries & lint-y candy is?!?!

      I’m glad the reunion took, too! And, that we get to laugh together now.

      Have a wonderful week!!!