The Enginerd recently hung some shelves for me in my craft room. He gets out the level, the stud finder, all the tools. He is really very handy, so I can trust that these shelve will never come down. One thing I have noticed about the Enginerd is that whenever he is building something, or doing anything with tools, the quality of his language declines and its like listening to George Carlin spout all of the words that cannot be said on TV.
The Enginerd definitely has his little chain of words when he is using tools - it goes something like this jesus- christ-a fuckin-son-of-a-bitch. When he gets really aggrevated, he throws in a little C-U-Next-Tuesday. It is actually really very funny because typically he doesn't swear alot. I swear alot. In fact my son told me that if there was a contest in the third grade for whose Mom swears the most, I would win hands down!
Shift gears - we were at Disney a few years ago, and honestly it was the most awful trip. The lines were long, 3 rides broke down (one while we were sitting on it). The kids really did not enjoy it, and we won't go back. In the middle of all of the frustration at Disney, I can't remember the exact context of the quote, but my adorable 4-year old little blonde blue eyed angel said,"jesus-christ-a-fuckin-a-rich". I looked straight at the Enginerd! There was no denying it - she was definitely quoting him! Well it was one of those moments that you want to totally crack up, but you can't! K-Lo actually repeated this phrase a few times, when we finally told her she really can't say that in public.
As the Enginerd was hanging those shelves for me, and he was mumbling his swear rant, I thought of that moment at Disney and it cracked me up all over again. Fortunately I haven't heard K-Lo use that phrase again. Although now she is smart enough to not let me hear her say it.
Woman in the Mirror
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