Did I just say that out loud?

This afternoon my daughter and I enjoyed the beautiful 80-degree weather on our back porch. As I have shown before, the stone area of our porch tends to get out of hand with weeds. Armed with a determination to not let the weeds become overwhelming (at least this early in Spring), I began to pull them up as my daughter played nearby. Soon she came over to me, interested in what I was doing and eager (as usual) to help. I pointed her toward a big patch of weeds and told her she could help me “do the weeding” right there.

After a bit she proclaimed, “I workin’ hard. I do weeds.”

I thought her misnomer was cute, encouraged her to continue, and praised her for being so helpful.

When dad got home, I proudly told him, “Hi! We’re doin’ weeds.”

Only after I said it out loud myself, I realized that the phrase could easily be misinterpreted to mean something quite inappropriate! I mean, I know some moms call that last hour before dad gets home the “witching hour,” but we sure didn’t need to go to that extreme to chill out!



  1. spaghettipie

    um, yea! i almost took it down because of it – not sure if i offended or if people just didn’t know what to say 🙂

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