One of the most important jobs we have as parents is to teach our kids right from wrong. In order to do that, we sometimes have to string words together that we wouldn’t normally use in the same sentence. Over the years, I have caught myself saying some pretty silly things to my kids.
At the time they came out of my mouth, the words and sentences made total sense. I needed to say those things in order to get my darling angels to learn how to behave like normal human beings. However, once the words came out of my mouth I realized just how crazy *I* sounded.
*Did I really just say those words out loud?
Thanks to my 18-year old, 15-year old, and almost three-year-old, I have a small collection of these statements that not only illustrate how ridiculous I sounded but also remind me of the funny things my kids did…which I will most definitely be using later on to completely embarrass them. Payback.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- “Get your shoe out of your mouth.”
- “Stop licking the TV.”
- “Stop licking the mirror.”
- “Stop licking Mommy’s face!”
- “Stop licking Daddy’s beard.”
- “Stop blaming your shoe and start taking responsibility for your foot!”
- “We do not hand Mommy poop.”
- “I’m sorry I told you that you aren’t Batman.”
- “Can you please stop tossing Cheerios like confetti in the back seat?”
- “Baby Jesus is NOT a car.”
I can’t possibly be alone in this. What crazy things have you said to your kids?
And P.S. – what’s with toddlers and all the licking? Gross!