That’s What She Said

Some of y’all know that The Office is one of my favorite TV shows ever. The boy has watched it with us for a long time. We used to be careful about which episodes he watched, but since turning 11, we haven’t paid attention as much. And this has resulted in him saying a few things that are rather inappropriate.

I’ve heard, “That’s what she said” about 500 times. In all fairness, that became a thing at LM’s school. A lot of his classmates also watch The Office, so they have all picked up on Michael’s favorite saying. The kicker? They don’t have a clue what it means judging from the examples LM has given me. For example, if the teacher said, “Read blah blah for homework,” one of the kids would say, “That’s what she said.” Or if the teacher said, “Line up for lunch,” someone would say, “That’s what she said.”

They basically think the phrase is supposed to be used for whenever a female says something, which is hilarious. LM accidentally used it appropriately recently. I commented on something being a mouthful, and he said, “That’s what she said.” He had no clue why I thought that was hilarious vs. my lack of laughter when he later told me, “That’s what she said” after I commented on how good the tacos were.”

Remember this one?

Yeah…LM called his sister that a few weeks ago when he got pissed off at her. I was driving at the time, and driving isn’t a good thing to be doing when you hear your son call his sister that. After telling him not to ever repeat that again, I asked him what he thought it meant. “It means she’s a dumb brat,” he told me. Uh, no. Just no. And even then, we don’t call names.

(BTW, when I had to reorder checks last year, I tried to have this printed on my checks. I know, I know, not mature, but the lady in the office at LM’s school is someone I don’t like at all, so I wanted to print them for her — every time I send in a check, it’s in an envelope only she sees. Unfortunately, the company canceled the order.)

And just last week, LM made a reference that caught his dad off guard. He was in the bathroom supervising the kids brushing their teeth when I heard him yell, “NO! Don’t ever say that again!” LM said this:

And we’re back to making sure he only watches certain episodes of the show.

13 thoughts on “That’s What She Said

    • I saw that! I have them all on DVD but my lazy self doesn’t want to get up and switch discs hehe. A while back, iTunes had the whole series for $30. Hopefully they’ll have that deal again before 2021.

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  1. I’ve never watched The Office, have no idea what it’s about, so I’m scratching my head here, wondering what the hidden meaning behind “That’s what she said” is. I’m usually able to figure things out, but I’m at a loss here. I am not, however, at a loss on the thing that LM called BG, and I don’t know whether to laugh or be dumbfounded! I’m so glad my child-rearing days are long in the past! Good luck!!!

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  2. Ha, out of the mouths of babes 🙂

    I started watching the American remake of The Office since you’re always singing its praises and after a couple of episodes to get into the different characters I’m really enjoying it! We get it on Amazon Prime Video over here. Plus Pam Beesly is a total babe 🙂 I’ve got as far as Toby leaving for Costa Rica (and having an unfortunate zip wire accident). Series 5 I think.

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  3. I have a confession to make and it seems only fitting to make it on a blog I just recently followed.
    I have never seen one episode of The Office.
    I know the quotes, all of my friends and most of my family has watched it, but I myself have never seen one episode.
    It’s like not being in on a joke but laughing along anyway because you don’t want to look like an idiot.

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  4. Beyond hilarious!! This is by far the most amazing thing I’ve read so far today. I love the office too and I haven’t allowed my son to watch it yet but I could imagine the things he would say. The innocence of your son is so precious. P.S. Those checks for the office lady, priceless.

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