Friday, May 05, 2006

I am my mother

This morning, the oldest had a positively absurd idea. I opened my mouth to say so, and out fell my mother's words.

Are you out of your cotton-picking mind?

adjective, informal, Chiefly Southern US
Used as an intensive: a cotton-picking fool; out of your cotton-picking mind.
"cotton-picking." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 05 May. 2006.

My mother used to declare me out of my own cotton-picking mind quite often as a child.