Why I say the things I say…

There are a couple of things I find myself shouting at my kids in public that might sound odd or rude every once in a while, so I thought I'd try to explain.

I am always trying to teach my kids to be polite and use kind words.  I want nothing more in life than for my boys to be the perfect date.  I want them to be gentlemen.  I want them to be kind to others.  Still I tell my kids to "Move it!" all the time. 

"Move it!" started when Asher first saw Madagascar.  I don't know if he even saw the movie or just a commercial for it…  But he started to sing the song, "I like to move it move it. Ya like to MOVE IT!" So in order to get him going we'd ask him, "Do you like to move it?!" and he'd immediately burst into song.  It was quite cute.  Now it's just me yelling, "Move it" which sounds so rude by itself… 

I also yell "Two Boys!" when I want both of their attention.  That started when Isaac was born.  I used to sing "One Boy" to him.  I'd make up the lyrics, we obviously didn't drink Coke together (and still don't Grandma and Grandpa!).  So I'd make up lyrics like, "One boy, one special boy.  One boy to rock with, to read with to eat with… One boy!  That's the way it should be."  When Asher came around, I just changed the lyrics to two boys.  Two special boys, etc. It's quite an endearing term to me now.  But when I'm in public and I yell out "two boys!" (or anything else rude sounding), just think: I probably have some sweet reason to say the things I say.

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