Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Alphabe Thursday - B Is for BUT!

Surely in your lifetime you have heard the word “but” and used the word “but.”  It’s a pretty darn handy-dandy word for parents, teachers, and children alike.

~Mother to Eugenia: "Eugenia, it upsets me as much as it upsets you, BUT I still have to ground you this weekend for not picking up your clothes as you were told.”
~Eugenia to Mother - “BUT, Mother......Come don’t understand...I was really in a big hurry and just didn’t have time."

~John to Ms. R.:  "Can I go to my locker before the bell rings?"
~Mrs. R. to John: "I would love to let you go to your locker, BUT Mr. Morris will not let you. He’s the boss around here."
~John to Ms. R.: "BUT, Ms. R....I will miss my bus if I go after the bell."
~Ms. R. to John: "Sorry about that...just HURRY!"

~Eugenia to Eugenia:  "I need to get out of this bed, get dressed, and start cleaning up this messy house.......BUT, I think I will stay here a little while longer...I’ll still have enough time to get it done before the kids get here for the weekend..."

~Sister Ann Catherine to Eugenia and Jeanne: “Girls, you need to listen to me and listen and your class are going to graduate to the music the sisters have chosen and NOT to Pomp and Circumstance. If you continue to insist on doing it your way, you won’t walk down the chapel isle at all, BUT, rather, you will be handed your diplomas privately. Do you understand?"
~ Eugenia to Sister: BUT, Sister, we really, really want to march in with Pomp and Circumstance. All high school seniors process to Pomp and Circumstance. just don’t understand. Why do we have to do it differently?”
~Sister to Eugenia and Jeanne: “No, it is you girls who don’t understand. There are going to be no if’s, and’s, or BUT’S....It is going to be our way or no way...end of discussion. Now be gone with the both of you and keep those mouths shut if you know what’s good for you!”

~Ms. R. to Billy: “Billy, you need to get a sheet of paper out of the drawer and write down the who, what, where, when, why, and how of what happened in the cafeteria.”
~Billy to Ms. R.: “BUT, Ms. R., I ain’t done nutin' was Chris. He hit me and made me to fall into Paul. It ain’t my fault, and I ain’t gonna do it!” 
~ Ms. R. to Billy: “Fine, Billy, just sit there and do can nothing for now, BUT sooner or later you are going to have to write the paper if you want to talk to Mr. M. about ever getting out of this suspension room. I’d love it if I could bend the rule for you, BUT I just can’t. Rules are rules like it or not!”

~Eugenia to Eugenia about 8:30 A.M. at work: “I really want some of these potato chips, BUT it’s way too early for junk food....they are going to up my cholesterol...BUT I’ll only have 6....that’ll be OK...BUT I’d better not because if I start eating them I won’t stop... Oh, heck...I don’t care. Here goes!”   CRUNCH,CRUNCH,CRUNCH!

~Eugenia to Buddy: “O.K., Bud, I’ll make the supreme sacrifice and go to your office picnic, BUT you are going to owe me big time!”

~Baga to 5 year old Eloise: “ I will let you watch TV for 30 minutes, BUT then you are going to have to go to bed. Here, I’ll set the alarm and when it goes off, it’s off to bed for you, young lady. I have to do what your mommy tells me to do. She and your daddy will be home soon, and you’d better be in bed. Your Baga doesn’t want them to put her in the “naughty chair."

30 minutes later.....alarm goes off...

Baga to Eloise: “O.K., it’s off to bed for you.”
Eloise to Baga: “BUT, Baga, the show isn’t over yet. Please.....just a little while longer...”
Baga to Eloise: “Sweetie Pie, I would love to let you stay up, BUT I just can’t. Let’s go, now."

The sobbing starts......



  1. I'm speechless, BUT before I go, I must say English teachers sure know how to get the most out of the word BUT. Cute post. Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gal where Mama Hefier was a Butt Swinger.

  2. That was really cute. And soooh true! Great post!~Ames

  3. I love the self conversation. I have too many of those myself. I shouldn't eat that BUT . . .
    Loved it. Thank you!

  4. I think that I should count how many times my children and I say that many conditions and complaints in my house. Love your post!

  5. That was a whole lot of buts ... and i do try not to use them ... but ... they creep into the vocabulary so easily.

  6. Cute! It's amazing how many times a day that word is used!

  7. I really enjoyed reading this post. It was such fun.

  8. I would like to comment on your link for Alphabe-Thursday BUT first I must tell you how happy your blog is. Those flowers and your header make me smile BUT

    even through my smiles I can tell you that this is such a sweet and clever post!

    But before I leave I must tell you this is definitely an A+ post... ifs, ands or buts about it!

  9. Ha, my word veri on that last post was verbutt

    Sorry, I just thought that was funny.

  10. You're so right, I think we use the but more often than we realize!

    Thanks for visiting..

  11. Hahaha! this is a GREAT BUT story!