Sojourner's Place

i ain't saying she shoulda done it...but, i understand  

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Move over! Stop touching me! I was listening to that! That's my shirt and I didn't tell you that you could wear it! That's mine! Shut up! You shut up!

I ain't saying she should have done it - but I understand cause sometimes your kids just get on that very last nerve and the only thing you feel you can do without killing them is to put them out. So, I can't pass judgement on
Madlyn Primoff who put her bickering children out of the car. I can't even pass judgement on her driving off and not coming back to get them right away. Like I said, I ain't saying she should have done it - but I understand.

When your "bundles of joy" turn into hormone-filled, smelling themselves, flip mouth, you're so stupid, entitlement-feeling, back-talking, know it all, getting on your last good nerve, thinking their grown "demon seeds" - then sometimes you just feel like there is nothing else you can do but to "go there".

But don't get me wrong. The young-SjP's have never done ANYTHING to make me do something like take them to the police station because the stole something or put them out of the house to keep from slapping the taste out of their mouths or pick up the phone to call 'po-po' to come get you before you beat them down to the 'white meat' or contemplate adding them to my decor as a wall hanging. I mean, the young-SjP's ALWAYS do exactly what they are told when they are told. They NEVER talk back or think the know EVERYTHING. They don't have the SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT that so many young folk their age have. They NEVER have their hands out. They are simply perfect and NEVER EVER get on my one good last nerve.

Yeah! Right! Like I said...I ain't saying you should have done it. But, I do understand.

Obliged to you for hearing me,
and now old SjP ain't got nothin' more to say...
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7 sojourners hollin' back

I am the mother of three males. When they were lil' fellas they could find that last nerve inside of me and work it! So I do understand where Mother Madlyn was coming from at that moment.

Now that they are all fathers of lil' darlings, I am hoping to live long enough to see pay back delivered!

April 25, 2009 at 7:22 PM

You know, for a minute there at the beginning of your post I was wondering how my three kids found their way over here!

April 25, 2009 at 9:42 PM

@ Twin,

You know payback is a "mug". I put a curse on mine so they'll have kids just like them.

@ Shirl,

lol! I hear you girlfriend!

April 25, 2009 at 11:26 PM


As a mother of two, all I can say is 'I understand ... ' I don't agree, but 'I understand.' HA!

I never imagined that I could literally live with my children out of my sight, but at the end of each summer, when my daughter heads back to college, I be Cabbage Patchin' at the airport, which she thinks is funny.

April 26, 2009 at 3:07 AM

Hi SjP,

I'm not a mother so I don't have the unique perspective you and many mothers share. I will say that I don't believe many fathers identify with the kind of experience you describe.

I realize that is a generalization and I plead guilty.

I can't explain why when a father says, "that's enough" (without even uttering the phrase), calm and tranquility escort chaos to its resting place.


April 26, 2009 at 12:14 PM

I can relate too. I am only child so watching my children interact has made me think, I didn't miss anything not having siblings. Maybe being alone back then was not so bad.

April 26, 2009 at 12:54 PM

@ Sheila,

Girl! Unfortunately, they doing the college-thing here. But, I've been practicing my Electric Slide to break out when the young-SjP's get their own apartment.

@ The U,

Yeah! You guilty! But I ain't mad at you cause I've used the "I'm going to tell your father" line often - and yes, it does work.

@ syinly,

Much obliged for stopping by. Please don't be a stranger as the doors are always open at SjP's.

This story reminds me of an old Cosby joke when Camille asks him- "why did we have 4 children" to which he replies "cause we didn't want 5". lol!

April 26, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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