Choose Your Words Wisely…

File this one under: Yes, this just happened.

I was talking with my son Cory on the phone tonight.

I said, “Do you want to be a big brother?”

Cory said, “What?”

I repeated, “Do you want to be a big brother?”

Cory said, “What are you saying?”

Then it hit me, he didn’t understand that I was asking him if he wanted to be a Big Brother with the Big Brother/Big Sister organization.

I laughed…I laughed a lot. Then I clarified that I was talking about the organization, not asking him if he wanted me to have another baby so he could be a big brother.

After a long pause Cory said, “You need to choose your words wisely.”

I laughed a lot more.

If any of you out there are interested in being a Big Brother or Big Sister in the Fargo/Moorhead area or in other areas I encourage you to contact your local chapter of the organization.  The kids that participate in the Big Brother/Big Sister program do better in school, make smarter choices when faced with risky behaviors, and often continue their relationship with the Big Brother/Big Sister even after they become adults.  It is a great program that changes kids’ lives.

Now if you want to be a big brother or big sister in the traditional way, you’ll have to ask your parents, but choose your words wisely. 😉

Day one thousand five hundred and thirty-four of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

1 Response

  1. tim haering

    Never say never again. I’m a little old to be a BIg Brother. A little old to be a teenager’s dad, too. But here I am. Will ya still need me, will ya still feed me? LOL. I would gladly pay you TUesday for a hamburger today. I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam. I am the Egg Man. They are the Eggmen. I am the Walrus, goo goo ga-joob!

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