What do you hear yourself saying to your children?
Is it just me or do you find yourself CONSTANTLY repeating the same things as a parent? Hurry up, Put that down, don’t chew on that! Check out my most used ‘Mumisms’. No I do not feel proud of myself. Do you find yourselves uttering any of these…or desperately yelling them at the top of your lungs?
- Don’t put that in your mouth. The neighbours cat is not for licking. Did you eat that stamp? Stop putting Smarties in your stomach button.
- GET DOWN! Out of that tree, off the desk, from the ceiling.
- Just stop touching your penis. It will fall off. It is bad manners at the dinner table.
You pooed where?! (The cupboard, plant pot, you name it my son defecates in it. Isn’t potty training delightful.
- Put on your shoes. Take off your shoes. Where are your shoes?! This is every school day morning?
- Now we have to go apologise to the neighbours! We cant do that till you put some pants on.
- Raspberries are not an appropriate response to mummy when I ask you why you put Batman in the fridge.
Why can’t you just listen?! (Oh god, I have turned into my own mum).
- If you make your bed I will give you a treat. Yes, that is a bribe. No, it’s not illegal if it’s with cake. Fine go ahead and tell Jesus that mummy is bad.
- Don’t ask me WHY. The answer is NO. BECAUSE I SAID SO.
And when they are asleep…I love you to the moon. (More than you can know. But I am so bloody glad its bedtime, I need a cup of tea. Or wine and I hope I am doing ok).
Most of these you may say from sitting on the toilet with your head in your hands. Are there any that you find yourself repeating?
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