At Least My Back is Safe

posted by Momo Fali on January 14, 2010

I was washing dishes when I looked over my shoulder to see my son tiptoeing across the kitchen floor, being careful to step into the middle of each tile while completely avoiding the grout.

I asked, “What are you doing, buddy?”

He replied, “I’m being careful not to step on any cracks, because I don’t want to beat my mommy’s butt.”


  • Maureen

    Hmmmph. Kid's nowadays and their new-fangled remakes of old standards…

  • WeaselMomma

    He's such a sweetie.

  • UP

    …and another adage is changed forever…


  • Amy

    HA! He's too cute.

    (You coming to Blissdom??)

  • Jana

    HAHA! that is sooo funny, good thing you write these things on a blog huh? thats great, just friggin great!

  • Sue

    At least he was looking out for your best interest. 🙂

  • Momma Sunshine

    HA! Hilarious!! Kids crack me up. 🙂

  • Monica

    How sweet of him!

  • Melissa

    LOL! He could have been stepping on all the cracks…

  • BusyDad

    Only your boy can mess something up completely and make it better than the original.

  • Otter Thomas

    Is nothing sacred. Not even our childhood games. He is a funny little guy.

  • Jaina

    Well that's a new and updated version of the one I used to know.

  • Irish Gumbo

    Even better, the lyrics to Devo's "Whip It!" still make sense! 🙂

  • Tara R.

    He's a very thoughtful son.

  • Kim Hosey

    Ha; that's a new one! Love it.

  • Ed

    Funny. My kids heard that rhyme and danced on every crack they saw.

  • Lindsey

    Your back may be safe, but sounds like you are cruisin' for a bruisin'! Hope your butt remains unbeaten.

    You have such a gift for telling a story well, with clever humor and wit.

    Thanks for sharing your journey.

  • Angella

    I've said it before but I'll say it again: Your kids and my kids together would slay us dead.


  • happygal

    That is adorable. I so remember doing that as a kid.

  • ZDub

    What a good kid. 🙂

  • Corey~living and loving

    tee hee…..

  • AlisonH

    Thoughtful, kind, aware of his surroundings. What more could a proud mom ask for. *runs off unable to hold in the guffaw any longer*

  • Debbie

    Now that did NOT end the way I thought it would! Too funny:)

  • Marinka

    That is very sweet of him. My kids are totally self-centered and walk anywhere they please. But believe you me, I will be having a long talk about their tile navigation.

  • meleah rebeccah

    You son is priceless and so very precious.

  • Tom

    That's one of those things where, for a moment, you're tempted to trace the phrase back to its origin. Then you think better, and just let it go.

  • Oscar

    Well ya don't , do ya???

  • surprised mom

    I love this child!

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