Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Top 10 Things I Swore I'd Never Say To My Kids (But I Do)



10. "Because I said so!"
9. "You. Are. In. BIG. Trouble."
8. "If you have that ice-cream, it'll ruin your appetite for dinner."
7. "Because I'M the Mommy!"
6. "One more word and you're not getting any birthday presents."
5. "Let me get that booger."
4. "Don't ask why! Just do it!'
3. "Finish what's on your plate or no dessert."
2. "Don't make me count to three!"
1. "I love you smooshikens lovesy bubbsy."

Got one of your own to add?

21 comments:

  1. I've got no shame. If it gets the job done then I'm fine with it.

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  2. I laugh out loud at No.5! So glad I'm not the only one who says/does that!

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  3. Don't make me come over there...

    Wait until Daddy gets home...

    You know there are starving children in Africa...

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  4. I have not said yet, but reserve the right to do so

    "I'm very disappointed in you"

    What I never expected to need to say

    "Stop eating the TV cabinet"

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  5. I have used every single one of those, along with

    -Don't make me tell you again!

    -Someone's over-tired--do we need an early bedtime tonight?

    -No kickball in the house! (Usually followed by Go outside and play!)

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  6. Yeah. What Katy said. Though I'm not proud of how often I suggest, "Let's have a quiet contest!"

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  7. So funny, Ellen! I can't admitt to any of them, yet, but I will say that I had all these preconceived notions about what I would do as a mother. Like, NO CANDY, Ever! But now, if Faith wants candy, I will gladly give it to her anytime of the day, if she will just put something in her mouth! LOL!

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  8. "Because I said so" -- and "there are lots of things in life that aren't fair" are my top 2.

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  9. Right now I'm particularly ashamed of using my kids' fixation on "the naughty list" in my favor. How can Santa, that jolly old soul, bring out the worst in a mother?

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  10. Yeah, "Because I'm the mother" ranks pretty high. Also, "Just give it to him so he'll stop crying- what does it really hurt you?" And the scary frequency with which I count to ten or three, including "2, 2 and a half, 2 and three quarters..."

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  11. My favorites is:

    When I was your age I...

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  12. Who ever told you life was not fair lied...
    (usually said under my breath but I'm sure it was audible to someone)

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  13. I'm right there with you on #5!

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  14. Those are reasonable things to say...... I have think links page on my website and I'd like to add you. I have to also write a description. Feel free to pop in and leave a description suggestion, you can also join the site if you like.

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  15. Great one! I swore I'd never use the "Because I'm the parent and I make the rules" line, but I've used it many a time with Daniel. I've also counted to three and threatened to remove privileges with no intention of following through.

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  16. "Don't make me come back there!" <----in the van while driving

    "How many times do I have to tell you?!"

    And my favorite...

    "We didn't even HAVE _____when I was your age!"

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  17. i'm feeling particularly bad about saying "We're going to have to take the christmas tree down forever, if you don't stop throwing the ornaments for the dog."

    1) yes our tree is up this darn early.. why? I thought it would be extra fun for gabi.. but in reality im redecorating the darn thing daily.. you live and learn hahahaha

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  18. "Because I said so" comes out of my mouth 137 times a day.... runners up include;

    "Who pooped?"

    "Dottie, Graham CAN'T HEAR YOU!"

    "Who farted?"

    "You ask for it, you EAT IT!"

    "Who stinks?"

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  19. Let's play the silent game.

    What do I tell you all the time? Listen! Pay attention! Look Where you are going!

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  20. I don't have kids, but if I did, it would be, 'Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about'.

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  21. I've never said 6 4 or 3.
    1- My mom told me good parents dont resort to blackmail. 2- If you tell your children to do something, you jolly well better answer questions and 3- I doubt they are effective.

    My favorite one is I love you. Its the one I love to say.

    SN there isnt anything reasonable about 6 4 or 3. Like I said, good parents rarely resort to blackmail. Also when I'm angry I go get some needed sleep or a break. I find them more effective then blackmail or bullying.

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Thanks for sharing!



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