There are just some things I never dreamed I’d say until I had kids. I mean, some words should never come out of a sane and culturally-appropriate person’s mouth (see #1). Some phrases sound completely ridiculous when spoken to anyone but a three-year-old, and when I hear myself saying them I just hope no one heard me…or wish someone were here to laugh with me about them if they did! So, in honor of the start of the school year, I present you with a list of some of the things I have said over the years to my children.
1. Do not put that toilet brush in your mouth again.
2. I prefer to use the bathroom without people in the room with me/talking to me/sitting on my lap.
3. Please stop picking a hole in my hand.
4. We all wear clothes when we leave the house.
5. Do not stand on top of a table next to a second-floor, open window while wearing socks.
6. When something is in the trash, it needs to stay there and should never be removed and placed in your mouth.
7. I can’t wait for school to start.
8. Which restaurants have kids eat free tonight?
9. Shorts must be longer than your underwear if you’re wearing them in public.
10. When your father is sleeping, do not jump on his stomach.
11. Let’s buy a hermit crab!
12. Did you just poop?
13. Never trust a cat alone in a room with an un-caged guinea pig.
14. Say that again, but this time at least sound like you love him when you do.
15. I think a 12-passenger van is exactly what we need.
16. Eat one more bite. Do it because you love me!
17. You’re only allowed four squares of toilet paper in this house!
18. You’ll understand this when you get bigger.
19. What would the Wiggles do to cheer you up if they were here (while in the ER getting stitches in a 2-year-old’s head–followed by our family singing a medley of the Wiggles’ greatest hits)?
20. Let’s use our vacation money to visit relatives every summer for the rest of our lives!
I know there are more. I wish I’d written them all down! Doesn’t every parent say that at some point? I thought I’d remember all of the funny things. Now middle age has hit, and I can barely remember where I parked my car, much less things that happened ten years ago!
I’d love to hear some of the funny things you’ve said to kids or things your parents said to you. Chime in with your funny stories in the comment section!