Two Conversations From My Past

3 Jan

Fresh out of ideas, I offer two re-posts from January 2011.


I silenced a teenager.

Spud came in from school and as usual didn’t listen to a thing I said (okay, it was all orders; but that’s not the point, is it?).  I followed him into the lounge and started that forced-out panting pregnant women do.

Spud:  What are you doing?

Mum:  Wasting my breath.

Spud:  Why?

Mum:  Thought I might as well carry on what I started, because I wasted it telling you to turn the hall light off.

Spud:  … … …

A small victory, but I’ll take them where I can get them.


The Hub silenced me

Hub: I’ll have to pop up to the shops; I need some Aeros.

Me:    Aeros?

Hub: Yes, Aeros.

Me:  Why do you need Aeros?

Hub: For the fish.

Me:   You can’t feed chocolate to the fish!

Hub: Not Aeros, you wally.  Air.  Hose.

35 Responses to “Two Conversations From My Past”

  1. jmgoyder January 3, 2013 at 10:55 #

    I hadn’t seen these before – great!


  2. bevchen January 3, 2013 at 11:13 #

    Aeros. Haha. 🙂


  3. Elaine - I used to be indecisive January 3, 2013 at 12:07 #

    Hee hee! The air hose one reminds me of the Two Ronnies sketch about the four candles…


  4. vivinfrance January 3, 2013 at 13:05 #

    I shall use that one on Jock! He never listens.


  5. McGuffyAnn January 3, 2013 at 13:09 #

    Good ones, both of them!


  6. misswhiplash January 3, 2013 at 14:08 #

    one point for Tilly
    one point for Hub


  7. lenwilliamscarver January 3, 2013 at 15:03 #

    I truly believe that on the day we say our ‘I do’s’ a switch in the ear drum begins turning towards the off position in our husbands, as the years go by, that little switch turns a little more to the off position until alas they conquer the “What, what , what did you say” or the blank faced “didn’t hear at all tune out” expression!!!


  8. laurieanichols January 3, 2013 at 15:16 #

    Comedy of errors! Aeros, air hose, hee, hee.


  9. mairedubhtx January 3, 2013 at 15:34 #

    I am laughing hysterically…


  10. gigihawaii January 3, 2013 at 15:37 #

    haha. I can tell your family gets a barrel of laughs every day all because of you! What fun!


  11. Al January 3, 2013 at 16:02 #

    I hadn’t heard of Aeros before but I’m going to go out on a limb and say they probably don’t hold a candle to Maltesers….would that be accurate?


  12. Karen Snyder January 3, 2013 at 16:17 #

    “…that forced-out panting pregnant women do.” How clever — wish I’d known that ploy when it would have been useful! Now that my boys are in their 40’s, I doubt it would have much effect! 🙂


  13. Food Stories January 3, 2013 at 17:23 #

    Cool – Your repost was new to me – Happy New Year!


  14. SchmidleysScribbling January 3, 2013 at 17:24 #

    You would probably be wasting your breath but tell Spud I love this photo. He has a very nice smile.

    I see your hearing is going too. Dianne


  15. Three Well Beings January 3, 2013 at 17:44 #

    I like your response to Spud! I could use that one with my husband. He wouldn’t hear me say it, but I’d feel better!


  16. kiwidutch January 3, 2013 at 19:29 #

    Aeros! Love it and giggled out loud too!


  17. Grannymar January 3, 2013 at 20:26 #

    Aeros. Air Hose. That puts you in the same league as the two Ronnies!


  18. Katharine Trauger January 3, 2013 at 20:45 #

    Ha. Serves you right for living where they drop the “h”! 😉


  19. Rorybore January 3, 2013 at 20:58 #

    LOL. And my new goal in 2013 is to call someone a “wally”. can’t wait!


  20. eof737 January 4, 2013 at 06:29 #

    I haven’t had those in ages… Aeros that is.. As for Spud… well. 😆


  21. viveka January 4, 2013 at 15:12 #

    This … is a great one !!!!!


  22. Robyn January 4, 2013 at 21:42 #

    These are both so funny!! I will have to try the first with my kids! Happy New Year!


  23. benzeknees January 5, 2013 at 02:43 #

    I love Aero & would make special trip to the shops for it. But of course not as good as Maltesers.



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I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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