Monday, October 4, 2010

Things I never thought I'd hear myself say (part 2)

As I've mentioned before, I keep running a list of things I never thought I'd say as a parent. Lately, while talking to our kids, my friends and I keep catching ourselves mid-sentence -- another one for the list. Here are some of the things that have had me shaking my head in disbelief even as the words came out of my mouth:

No battleaxes allowed on the trampoline.

The Hulk does not like being in the bathtub.

Don't drink the bathwater.

Don't even lick the bathwater.

Do not lick The Hulk.

If you get hurt while pretend fighting, you'd better only be pretend crying.

You must wear pants if you leave the house. Or at least underwear.

"Bottomless" means that you are showing your bottom, not that your bottom is gone.

Don't lick your sister's foot.

Please don't drink all of my coffee.

You can't have any more broccoli until you finish your pizza.

I also have a list of things I never thought I'd do as a parent, but that's another post. And I should probably start a list of things my kids say to which I don't know how to respond (today's entry: "Mama, where was I before I was in your tummy?"). But for now, let's stick with this: What's on your "I can't believe I just said that" list?

1 comment:

MMP said...

A few:

It's for your own good...

You'll thank me later...

No swearing, at least where I can hear.

Please change--your outfit doesn't match and you will embarrass me. (Hey at least I was honest.)

To son: Yes, I know you shouldn't be conformist but it IS a girly bag.