What Happens At Home Doesn’t Always Stay At Home

November 8, 2007 by Kailani  
Filed under my family

As most of you know, I caught a cold the day after Halloween. Although I feel better enough to resume my normal lifestyle, I still have a terrible cough caused by congestion. When I’m at home, I sound like I’m coughing up a lung or something.

However, when I’m out I refuse to cough like that. I know I’m strange but it just doesn’t seem lady-like, you know? In fact, yesterday I had a hair appointment that lasted 2 hours. I never coughed once even though I was dying to.

After my hair appointment, I picked up Girlie Girl and we went to the store. While there I ran into a friend of mine from work. She was on the crew that I called in sick for so she asked how I was doing. I told her that I’m feeling much better and should be back to work for my next trip. Of course, Girlie Girl had to put her two cents in. She said, “Mommy is still sick. She coughs like this . . .” which at that point she started imitating the way I cough at home complete with realistic sound effects. My friend couldn’t stop laughing and I wanted to die of embarrassment!

I think I need to talk to her about being discreet! Who knows what else she’s been telling people! *shudder*

FYI: I plan to host a Christmas Ornament Swap towards the end of this month so stay tuned! Or to make it easier, just subscribe to my feed reader in the sidebar!

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


27 Responses to “What Happens At Home Doesn’t Always Stay At Home”
  1. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    Hi Kailani. I’m sorry to hear about your colds. Hope you get well soon.

    Rach (Heart of Rachel)’s last blog post..Garage Flooring

  2. Grace says:

    Children are very honest thus scary! I hope you feel better soon.

    Grace’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen #17

  3. Tonya says:

    sorry to hear you are still under the weather….and unfortunately for us, that cough / cold knows no boundaries as we have been afflicted with it here in our great state, in the deep south!

    I dealt with it for about four days before calling my OB to beg for something besides Tylenol Sinus. Much to my surprise, they called in something for me. I am some better but still not 100%.

    As for our girls and their vocalness, I like to think of mine as my own little spokespersons! LOL!


  4. Summer says:

    Oh yeah, I’m always wondering what Count Dooku could be telling his Sunday school teacher about his family! You just never know what they’ll pick up on and emphasize.

    Summer’s last blog post..Pumpkin Deliciousness

  5. Baby Advice says:

    Well that proves that kids are just brutally honest….I would have died! I hope you are feeling better! Alex has been fighting a cold too that started the same day as yours :(

  6. JessicaK says:

    There are no secrets when you have kids at home! It’s a hard lesson to learn, but much better learned early!

    JessicaK’s last blog post..Go Lions!

  7. Lissete says:

    I got home from our trip with an awful cough. I”m the type that won’t cough in public either, at least not how I do at home. It’s horrible tryin to hold back though. Feels like my eyes are going to pop out! :)

  8. Desert Songbird says:

    My 11yo just told a friend of mine a story out of turn yesterday, and I was thoroughly embarrassed! It doesn’t get better as they get older – it gets worse!

    Desert Songbird’s last blog post..A Life Well Lived

  9. Staceyyy says:

    Kailani that’s funny! I’d love to have been there laughing hysterically too…is that wrong? I sure hope you’re better.

    The exchange idea is very cool.

  10. Rebecca says:

    Hope you feel better soon! I’ve been struggling with a nagging cold for a while myself. Christmas ornament exchanges are fun, I did one of those a few years back. (At home, not on my blog – I hadn’t even heard of a blog at that time)

    Rebecca’s last blog post..SMARTy Pants

  11. Jen says:

    I can totally relate! When my daughter was younger especially, I would shudder sometimes when she opened her mouth with words like, “The other day, Mommy said…” HA! Once she told my mom that my husband and I called our bed the “torture chamber”… UGH! I had to explain that it was because our mattress was so hard, sleeping on it was torture! :-)

    Jen’s last blog post..Christian Book Reviews & Giveaways

  12. Melissa says:

    Aren’t kids great? It’s always so fun to hear what comes tumbling out of their sweet little mouths :)

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Gotta love the honesty of children. I hope that you feel better soon. I’ll totally do the ornament exchange – fun!!

    Elizabeth’s last blog post..I must be a scary Mommy.

  14. Christine says:

    Yes, you gotta love their honesty! I had a taste of this myself this morning from Katelyn.

    Glad you are feeling better.

    Christine’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen : My favorite 13 Quotes on ?Laughter?: And a FUN laugh for you!!

  15. Jamie (Blonde Mom Blog) says:

    This is why I told my husband that we’d better straighten up and fly right before Caitlin started kindergarten. There is NO telling what she says about us. ;)

    Jamie (Blonde Mom Blog)’s last blog post..After School Special

  16. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    Kids are so funny aren’t they! They have no idea of the social ‘niceties’ yet… I hope you’re feeling better soon! :)

    Deb – Mom of 3 Girls’s last blog post..Throwback Thursday #15 – Daddy’s girl

  17. Sparky Duck says:

    what, coughing is not that bad, now hocking a loogie, thats a problem

    Sparky Duck’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen #56-A Philly Followup One

  18. tracey says:

    lil stinker. They tell EVERYthing. Hope you feel better soon!

    tracey’s last blog post..A prayer for me and my middle child…

  19. Dana says:

    That is kinda funny about your daughter…I hope you are feeling better soon! I can’t believe you held in a cough for 2 hours!!! You are too ladylike!! I couldn’t do that. I would have had to hack up a lung right there!!!

    The ornament exchange sound fun!

    Dana’s last blog post..Talimena Scenic Drive

  20. momto3cubs says:

    Parents have no secrets, LOL. Your kids’ teachers will always know more than you want them to, LOL.

    momto3cubs’s last blog post..Wednesday

  21. Waya says:

    You probably has the bug that’s been going around, and our kids have it too and it’s called “para-flu”, they have this hacking cough and it feels like they are coughing up a fur ball or something.

    Hope you’ll feel better and that’s too cute about GG telling your friend. I have to do the same with my kids by telling them that they don’t need to let everyone knows about “our family business”. Note to self “never say anything bad about anyone in front of the kids.”

    Waya’s last blog post..?tis the season

  22. Holly Schwendiman says:

    Sometimes I’m quite convinced that the Lord gave us kids to help us master humility. :) LOL

    I’m a lover of inspirational sayings too. It’s just fun to be lifted by such simple things. I didn’t even get a WW up this week but wish I’d been a boat like the one you posted!


  23. Shawna says:

    Those coughs linger and linger. I try to contain those coughs, too, but it was so bad the last time I had it, I had an awful coughing fit in a restaurant. I couldn’t stop coughing. My eyes were watering, and I couldn’t speak. It was soooo embarassing.

    Kids tell the worst things on us!

    Shawna’s last blog post..One Sweet Treat

  24. Riley says:

    Cute! My kids sell me out on my secrets all the time.

    Riley’s last blog post..Bath Time Fun

  25. JHS says:

    Thanks for participating in the Carnival! This post was a great addition and I appreciate your support!

    I delighted that on Monday, November 19, 2007, the Carnival is returning home to Hawaii with you as our host!

    Your readers can submit entries until midnight (Pacific time) on Saturday, November 17, 2007! Details at Colloquium.

    JHS’s last blog post..Carnival of Family Life

  26. Julie @ The Surrendered Scribe says:

    I probably would have started choking at the shock! Cute post, I can only imagine what my kids say. I love your blog look, esp since it’s so cold and dreary here where I live!

    Julie @ The Surrendered Scribe’s last blog post..Thankful for Dreary Saturdays


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