Make-A-List Monday – Things I Never Knew I’d Have to Say to My Kids

October 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm 3 comments

Before I became a parent, I “knew” my kids would always be well-behaved, never fight with each other, and not ask the same questions over and over. And over.

Here’s a list of things I never knew I’d have to tell my kids:

"That wall is not for climbing, Peach."

  1. “Because I said so.” Answering the incessant “why?” from both my big kids.
  2. “We don’t touch our poop, do we?” Changing a two-year-old’s diaper.
  3. “No wrestling at the library.” Peach just really likes to wrestle.
  4. “TT, get your fingers out of your mouth, get your fingers out of your mouth. Don’t bite your fingernails. Also, don’t pick your nose ’cause it’s really, really acky and I just don’t like it.” I made up a song to help him remember.
  5. “You’re four now. I’m not helping you put on your shoes.” And no more sippy cup either. He’s four, people.
  6. “Stop eating things off the floor!” Vanilla is really advanced when it comes to fine motor skills.
  7. “Our kids look homeless today. Sorry.” To my honey, after letting the kids play outside with juice-stained jammies on.
  8. “No more Family Guy!” Had to nip that in the bud once TT started repeating things.
  9. “If you potty on the potty chair, you can have some soda.” Yes I believe in bribery for potty training. It works. Don’t judge me…
  10. “You have to wear pants when you play outside. It’s the rule.” That is the rule. No pants, no going outside.
What are some things you never knew you’d say to your kids?

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sharon  |  October 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    “Yes, it’s called a penis and no, you’ve never had one–you’re a girl.” Repeated this more than once to the daughter who thought she should have what the boys have.

    • 2. Bryn  |  October 3, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      Oh Sharon! I really laughed out loud at that one. I’m not quite there yet, but I’m sure Peach’ll be asking soon!

  • 3. 2011 Year in Review: Top Posts « Simply Fulfilled  |  December 31, 2011 at 10:01 am

    […] Make-A-List Monday – Things I Never Knew I’d Have to Say to My Kids With three kids under the age of five, the things I have to say surprise even me. […]


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