Oh, The Things We Say To Our Kids

You just said "because I said so!" and your first thought was - "I've just become my mom/dad".  I bet you thought you would never say that to your kid and now there is no turning back.  There are lots of phrases we have all said and then realized that we have officially become our parents. 

Cafemom.com has put together a list of those things we swore we never say (but do). Enjoy!

The Illogical:
  1. Don't look at me with those eyes.
  2. Children are to be seen, not heard.
  3. If you keep making that face, it'll freeze that way.
  4. If you want to act like a child, I'll treat you like one.
  5. Quiet down, I can't even hear myself think.
  6. One day you'll thank me.
  7. Because I said so, that's why!

The Logical:
  1. As long as you're under my roof, you live by my rules.
  2. God gave you a brain, use it.
  3. Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.

The Sarcastic:
  1. Are your legs broken?
  2. If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?
  3. Oh, Jen's mom lets her do (Blank), fine, go live with Jen's mom ... I'll help you pack.
  4. Shut the door, were you born in a barn?
  5. Your room looks like a cyclone ran through it.
  6. Talking to you is like talking to a brick wall.
  7. Let's play the quiet game
  8. Someone better be bleeding.
  9. Where are your manners -- were you raised by wolves?

The Threatening:
  1. I'm not asking, I'm telling.
  2. When you have kids, I hope they're just like you.
  3. Don't you use that tone with me Mister/Missy.
  4. Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about.
  5. You better wipe that look off your face.
  6. Don't make me: tell you again / come back there / turn this car around, et al.

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