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"___ Thumbs-Downed Me"

One of the longest and most annoying arguments ever to be had in our household. Ever.

First of all, let's all just acknowledge that our kitchen drawers need painted. {eye twitch}. Cabinet Glaze finish is not sturdy or advisable for a household with 9 children so it's just become one more thing to do on our long list of home improvements check list.

I'll get to it, don't worry.

When or why this gesture even began with our three youngest children, I can't even tell you. I've tried to block the memory from my mind because it caused so much stress.

It didn't matter where we were or what we were doing and it would come out of nowhere. Like very random. In the middle of cooking dinner one of the kids would walk by and gesture thumbs down to their sibling and there it was; the epic meltdown. It wouldn't even have time to escalate. It would go from normal to five hundred times the drama in a second flat.

Oh it was all fine and great with the child who was actually giving the thumbs-down unless the child on the receiving end decided to do a thumbs-down in return and it meant war.

Multiple times a day this would happen and this phase lasted for weeks.



Eventually this faded away but spawned another phase in it's place.

"Mom, me bad?"

"Mom, me not bad, _____ bad, right? Me not bad?"

Me: "No one is bad you are all good."

"Yes_____ bad, I'm not bad. Mom, me not bad _____ is BAD!"

Insert epic meltdown, tears and tattling.

Seriously why can't they just leave me out of this. HA!

Needless to say, the "Rule of Thumb" means something very different in our household.

Just don't thumbs-down anyone. Like, Ever!

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