Apr 27, 2011

Say what?

Before I became I mom, I made a conscience effort to never say "I'll never do ...." And I'm so glad I did because I find myself doing things now that were unimaginable to me three years ago. For example, when the kids are melting down around snack time, I've been know to pour Cheerios on the floor just to make them stop crying. Fantastic parenting right?

Now that I am three years into this whole parenting thing, I find myself saying things everyday that I never would have thought I would say and shock me. Will they shock you?
  • "Molly we do not kick your brother in the head!" In response she looked at me as if saying, well where can I kick him then?
  • "Mark, Molly, Isabella ugh whichever one you are stop it now!" My mom said this, I now I'm sympathetic to her.
  • "NO, no, no, no, no we do not eat food out of the trash."
  • "Mark the trash can is not a push toy."
  • "Hey dumpster divers, get out of the trash." There is a theme here.
  • "Babe the kids are playing in the toilet again, can you please clean them up for me?"
  • "Diego is sleeping right now so why don't we go play kitchen and we can watch him tomorrow." Hey she's three, she still buys it.
  • Mommy is in timeout, you cannot talk to her until she's out of timeout" BTW-this buys me a few minutes of peace and quiet when I'm about to lose my temper. And yes I go sit in the timeout spot.
Now I know this isn't an Earth shattering list, but seriously, I can't believe I say these things. I have more, but I'm drawing a blank right now. So what's the strangest thing you've said to your kids lately?


  1. I only have a 7 month old but none the less still find myself saying things or hearing my hubby say things like "he is licking the floor" LOL it will only get worse huh! I am a new follower I look forward to reading hope you will check out my blog!

  2. Too funny! I have an almost 3 year old and one on the way. I have those same things that I just thought i'd never say or do. Its nice to not have any guilt over it all...it's just motherhood. How could we have known!?

    Jessie from www.playcreateexplore.com

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  4. Ha! It sure was easy to stand on the sidelines before I had kids and say "I'd never do that," etc. That's before they're running around your feet, hollering and whatnot. Then, I did whatever I had to!

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  5. I literally laughed out loud reading this and commiserating with you!!! Our kids are similar ages, Roo is 28 months and my ID boy twins are 11 months tomorrow. Love your blog! This post gained you a new follower :)

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  7. I'm the same, I say things and then wonder what the heck is going on! I've told my twins off before for 'invading my personal space'! The weirdest one is 'stop humping your brother, duvet, pillow, toy.....' I'm hoping it's just a stage!

  8. I'm at the point where I don't even retain the stupid things I have to say to my kids! That would take up A LOT of room that I need for other things!

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  10. It was probably - don't eat onions off the floor! My daughter won't eat most foods but she loves raw onions, even those on the floor. Ick!

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  12. None of those things sounded all that bad to me. And kids love trash...almost as much as dogs do...

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  13. You have been Stumbled. This is hilarious!! My little is 18 months and some of the things I have heard myself say I can't believe just came out of my mouth. Sometimes I just stop and laugh. Usually it is my Chicka that pours the cheerios all over the floor though, lol, by that point I usually throw my hands up, say screw it, and let her sit there in the middle of the kitchen eating cheerios. My carpet is infested with cheerio landmines that I have to go through and pick up daily. :-) Got to love it!

    I am following in all ways available as well. Have a great weekend!!!

    Chasing Serenity


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