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Teacher-Moms, on the edge…

My name is a verb.

The Daily Prompt posed an interesting question, but it’s the wrong part of speech.

 

dictionary

 

 

Kevil \kev’ ul\ or Keviling  v: [Texan]  The act of torturing your children by implementing ridiculously high standards set forth by someone else (Kevil) in the form of jobs, chores, and the such.

synonyms:  hell, sweat shop

antonyms: dirty, slacker

 

 

 

 

I got a text from a friend of mine:

Okay I have to say I love that my kids use your name as a verb!!!  ER (her daughter) wants to watch some show.  I said have you Keviled ?

[her daughter replied] Mom do I have to Kevil now?

Yes!  10 minutes and I am checking, you know what happens then…

I hate Keviling, but love Kevil!

 

I tell my friends every time I reinvent the wheel hoping for some insight into whether or not I’m doing it right.  No, that’s not it – I share my parenting antics as pure entertainment during my few precious moments of adult time and to gauge how close to the CPS line I’ve come.  Then I remind them that if they tell on me I will include their name as guardian to my children in my will.

voodoo

A friend of mine, that has no children of her own but a sister with young ones, would share my parenting techniques with her sibling on a regular basis.  I’m not saying my ideas are the best, I’m not even saying a lot of them good, but I’m pretty sure said sister had a voodoo doll with my name on it and made several trips to the store for more pins every time she “got told how Kevil was doing things”.

 

Being a part of our family is also the threat that other parents use to keep their own children in line.    “You should be glad you don’t live at Ms. Michelle’s house!  Our standards are here [relatively high in terms of using hand gestures in a conversation], but hers are HERE!” [reaching above the head and tiptoes were required for this animation!]

Hey – I have high standards…that are constantly not being met, but at least I have them!  😉

high standardsand I don’t even wear heals

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8 comments on “My name is a verb.

  1. Chris (@lyteforce)
    April 24, 2014

    While I’m jealous that “Chris” as a verb hasn’t kicked in – though it would probably be equivalent to being Britta’d a la “Community” – your definition had me rolling in stitches. 😀

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  3. FittyUpdike
    May 31, 2014

    LOL! I’m totally using your name in everyday conversation from now on!

    • Kevil
      May 31, 2014

      haha! As long as it’s something really horrible when it’s happening and then results in some prize 😉

  4. FittyUpdike
    May 31, 2014

    And speaking of standards…. you guys are in Texas right? I think your state is still one of the only smart ones that didn’t adopt this common core curriculum.. I could be wrong.. but if so, I may be moving to your state.

    • Kevil
      May 31, 2014

      We haven’t…yet…but we have our own issues with the TAKS and now STAAR. We also have several districts recovering from the C-Scope debacle. I’m ready to hit the lottery and start my own school 😉

      • FittyUpdike
        June 9, 2014

        We will enroll! Just let me know when! Till then, homeschool!

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