Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ish

My kids say things every once in a while that I jot down and think that it would make a great blog post. Like when my daughter, after sunbathing at the beach one day this summer told me, "If you need me, I'll be in the Atlantic!" and my son, who recently confessed, "It will be a lot easier if you just do my homework for me."

Except it seems that after I write the quotes down, I have nothing to add to them, so it's not so much a blog post as a sentence.

But the other day, I realized that my daughter says something a lot and that I both love and not love.

She adds "ish" to many of her sentences.

"Are you ready to go?" I ask her in the morning.


"Yes. Ish" she says. Yes-ish means that she's not quite ready, but almost.

I don't blame her. We're a culture of "thirtysomething" and "let's meet for drinks 7ish" . Even Anymommy did it. We're imprecise. Why shouldn't kids capitalize on that?

She tells me that she'll text me when she's leaving soccer practice, so that I can pick her up.

"Leaving nowish," she texts at 5.
"What does that mean?" I text back.
"Soonish."
"Please text me when you are actually leaving," I text. Which takes about an hour because I am a slow texter.
"I did."
"Nowish isn't now."
"Ok ish."

Kids! They say the darnest thingsish.

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My note to you. Yes you. Stop staring at the screen and saying "me?" Other people can see you do that, you know. No, not the people inside the computer, the people around you.

Anyway. You. If you haven't checked out The Mouthy Housewives this week, you've missed advice on what to do if your husband updates his Facebook status with "I had an orgasm!" and whether it's normal not to want to have morning sex and a drawing that makes me happy whenever I see it, so I keep clicking over to it because I like to be happy.

But today is a real treat! Because today is The Mouthy Housewives' first ever Vlog. That's right. Advice delivered via video. So click on over and enjoy. I promise you will laugh. No ish about it.

19 Comments:

Blogger ♥ Braja said...

I actually don't think I need advice on what to do when my husband writes "I had an orgasm" on Facebook.

He's not on Facebook. Ish...

September 24, 2009 at 3:35 AM  
Anonymous Coco said...

Kids are wonderful-ish. Sometimes-ish.

September 24, 2009 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger Elenka said...

ish is very handy in many situations. Let's us be less accountable.

September 24, 2009 at 6:36 AM  
Blogger I'm Nate's Mom said...

12:01 is kind of late-ish for a blog post, no? And I'm feeling a little left out of the -nka names, so I'm changing my name to Jessinka. But where to put the emphasis? On the Jess or the sink?

September 24, 2009 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger I'm Nate's Mom said...

12:01 is kind of late-ish for a blog post, no? And I'm feeling a little left out of the -nka names, so I'm changing my name to Jessinka. But where to put the emphasis? On the Jess or the sink?

September 24, 2009 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger OHmommy said...

Ish.

Trya Banks used it at least a dozen times last night on America's Next Top Model. But just "ish." And you know, whatever Trya does is cool.

September 24, 2009 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Kate Coveny Hood said...

Right now everything in my life seems "ish" since I can never get my act together. I'll have to start using that one.

September 24, 2009 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger A Mom on Spin said...

Well did he want morningish sex? 'Cause perhaps that could be pushed to the afternoon. . .

September 24, 2009 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Maureen@IslandRoar said...

I think you need to accept that your daughter is uber-cool and on the cutting edge of funky language.
I am going to start using "ish" as well.
Like now-ish.
Or maybe tomorrow-ish.
I don't know, not feeling it. Maybe never-ish.

September 24, 2009 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger Marinka said...

Nate's Momish-yes, it's a little late. I tried to post exactly at midnight (you know, when the day starts!) but it took me a minute to get it together.

September 24, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger CSY said...

Yes, children do say the darndest things...but its annoying when what they say is cooler than anyting you'd think of - ish

September 24, 2009 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Carolyn...Online said...

I love that she's texting an ish. That makes me laugh.

I've been off of the computer for foreverish and it's good to be back.

September 24, 2009 at 9:25 AM  
OpenID mommygeekology said...

I use "ish" all the time. Does this mean I am hip and cool?

September 24, 2009 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger peajaye said...

our friends, who invite us over for Passover & Rosh Hashanah every year, say: We're not Jews, just Jew-ish.

September 24, 2009 at 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

in concept, i like the "ish" but in actual use, i could see a speech impediment coming on...like "ready to eat?" "yesish".

at the very least, someone could get spit on!

September 24, 2009 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

funny postish

September 24, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Ann's Rants said...

I'm so relived.

I thought this was going to be about her using the word "ish" instead of "ick"

As in "Darling, would you like some sweatbreads before soccer practice?"

"ISH"

September 24, 2009 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger kanishk said...

ish is very handy in many situations. Let's us be less accountable.

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September 25, 2009 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Scary Mommy said...

I'm an -isher too. Drives my husband crazy. I think it's charming-ish.

September 25, 2009 at 12:08 PM  

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