Y. Yakety Yak (Don’t talk back)

I love that song.  I haven’t heard it for ages and then when I was thinking of what to write for Y, the phrase yakety yak popped up.  Probably because my daughter was talking.  Nothing unusual in that really – she talks a lot.  Except when she is coming home from school when she doesn’t talk at all unless it’s to tell me that she doesn’t feel like talking.  Not in a nice way though, but in a teenage, Mum you are really annoying me kind of way.  I can’t wait until she is a teenager.  It’s going to be fun.

I know all kids talk a lot, but it still doesn’t prepare you for it when it happens.  The constant chatter about anything and everything,  the questions why (especially during a tv program and they’re asking you about it instead of just watching and listening to the bloody thing), or the answering back and/or arguing.  Oh, that is fantastic.  If you think you already know the answer, why ask the question?

The funniest and scariest time when my daughter talks though is when she has a high temperature.  Funny because she ups the ante and talks even faster than normal.  Scary because she is talking so fast that I think her brain is literally going to boil over.  It’s a better yardstick than any thermometer though – fast talking temperature, normal talking, temp is normal.  It never fails.

So, the catch phrase will be “yakety yak, don’t talk back” in our house from here on.  It will be something else for my kids to complain about.

Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don’t get no spendin’ cash
If you don’t scrub that kitchen floor
You ain’t gonna rock and roll no more
Yakety yak (don’t talk back)

Just finish cleanin’ up your room
Let’s see that dust fly with that broom
Get all that garbage out of sight
Or you don’t go out Friday night
Yakety yak (don’t talk back)

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