Friday, May 27, 2011

Canine conniption?

Puhhhhleeeese can I come?

Have you ever experienced a conniption fit?  Do you even know what conniption means?  A simple trip to the dictionary explains that a conniption is a real word that describes a fit of rage or hysterics. This hysterical outburst  often results after learning of something unpleasant. And here I just thought it was some sort of made up word to underline the behavior of someone who is on the edge.

Conniption…what a cool word don’t you think?  Oh conniption, I know you well.

“Mom I think I may just drop out of school and join the circus.”


“Hey dad, sorry about the dent, a I swerved so I wouldn’t hit the old lady.”


“But mom, all the kids are getting tattoos.”


“Yes the dog ate my report card, right after she ate my homework.”


“No, Fido,  you have to stay here, you can’t come with me to work.”


Just a note that I will posting articles that I have previously worked on since my 19 year old son is visiting for a week before he goes to his new AFB....far, far away :-(


Daniella said...

Ha! Yes, when I leave the dog acts like he is in prison and will never see me again. The wimpering, the barking, the chaos, until he finally settles down. Canine Conniption!!

Have fun with your son! Wish him good luck and great journey from me!!


Liz Revit said...

Crystal, yes, conniption is a fabulous word. It has a great ring to it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I agree that Cracker Barrel is a wonderful place to shop and eat. I'd love to meet the marketing genius behind that store layout.

Enjoy your Memorial Day!

Carol Blackburn said...

Crystal, enjoy this time with your son. I understan and won't have a connipton. :) Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend.

craftattack said...

Good to know that Blogger is to be blame for all the conniption I've ben experiencing this week....Valerie

Anonymous said...

oh I know this word very well, my mum used to say conniption fit all the time,,, for many of the same things you gave as examples,,

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

lol My brother would tell my mother when he did something wrong to stop having a conniption. lol


Craftymoose Crafts said...


Have a great week with your son!

maddyrose said...

Conniption is a fun word and it's been ages since I last heard it used. Leave it up to you for reintroducing it to my vocabulary. Enjoy your time with your son.

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post as always Crystal! Have a special time with your son ;o)

Heather said...

Conniption, i had one this morning. it was school spirit t-shirt day at my daughter's school - and of course, the school tshirt was NO where to be found....just a small coniption! ha! love this post...enjoy every minute with your son this week, have fun! xo

jamberry_song said...

Hahahahahaaaa! I laughed all the way through this post 'til the end; enjoy your time with your son. :) I hope you both have a lot of fun and that the weather will be pleasant.

Lee Pierce said...

Just love that word - thanks for bringing it back to mind.
Have an excellent visit with your son ;^)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Enjoy your time with your son. :)
Loved the dog´s picture, so expressive.

Pam Tucker said...

Conniption is a great word to describe my meltdowns all week with Blogger. ;) Enjoy your time with your son!

brendathour said...

Ah, conniption, I know it well. I do believe that was my daughters middle name while growing up.
Cute dog! Have a wonderful time with your son. Prayers for his safety always.

Heather said...

I love this post!!! Ah conniption I too know it well!!! I think I was a constant conniption to my parents!!!!!

Annabelle said...

I know it quite well for many being the boo-boo I did in this week's submission! Enjoy your time with your son, very special time indeed! Loving the pooch!


Denni said...

Yes, I have them, the kids do and yes the dog being the hyper boy that he is does have them when we are gone.
Funny my husband rarely does. He's a zen master... ;)

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