10 things I say ALL THE TIME

1. “I’ll think about it.”

2. “Stop drawing on yourself Mia.”

3. “No you can’t have chocolate for breakfast.”

4. “Put that DS down and get dressed.”

5. “Stop climbing.”

6. “Don’t play with your food.”

7. “I don’t have any money on me.”

8. “In a minute”.

9. “Oh look at that, I’m having to ask you for the FOURTH time . . . ”

10. “Don’t hit your brother/sister.”

Lessons learned:

Kids don’t get sarcasm.

“I’ll think about it” ALWAYS means you’ll do it – and they know it.

I am becoming my bloody mother!

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64 Responses to 10 things I say ALL THE TIME

  1. Single Parent Dad says:

    What, no 'careful'?

  2. Single Parent Dad says:

    What, no 'careful'?

  3. Ohhhh yes. I say things like that (and things that my mom used to say) ALL the time!

  4. Ohhhh yes. I say things like that (and things that my mom used to say) ALL the time!

  5. Vodka Mom says:

    I LOVED THIS!!1. I do NOT have the money. 2. WHere are my keys?3. Where is my phone? 4. There will be NO blow jobs girls- remember that. Blow jobs are SEX. 5. Be home by 11:00.

  6. Vodka Mom says:

    I LOVED THIS!!1. I do NOT have the money. 2. WHere are my keys?3. Where is my phone? 4. There will be NO blow jobs girls- remember that. Blow jobs are SEX. 5. Be home by 11:00.

  7. Corey Schwartz says:

    I know what I say all the time because I hear it come out of my three-year-old's mouth. "I can't take it anymore!" And, ready for this one? "I'm going to kill myself!" 🙂

  8. Corey Schwartz says:

    I know what I say all the time because I hear it come out of my three-year-old's mouth. "I can't take it anymore!" And, ready for this one? "I'm going to kill myself!" 🙂

  9. Tracy says:

    Sad to say, I find myself shrieking "Drop the knife!" more often than you'd think one would have to – to the 1.5 year old. I would have so judged me back when I was the mom of one placid, zen-like toddler. "Why does your baby have knives? Why don't you put them away where he can't get them? Don't you watch him?"If I knew you back then and I gave you a smug look, I am sorry.

  10. Tracy says:

    Sad to say, I find myself shrieking "Drop the knife!" more often than you'd think one would have to – to the 1.5 year old. I would have so judged me back when I was the mom of one placid, zen-like toddler. "Why does your baby have knives? Why don't you put them away where he can't get them? Don't you watch him?"If I knew you back then and I gave you a smug look, I am sorry.

  11. Tara says:

    @Single Parent Dad: You're absolutely right. That would be number 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.@Hairline Fracture: Do you remember when you were pregnant and you swore SWORE you would never ever use those stock phrases your parents used. At what point do we cave in?!@Vodka Mom: I am SO not looking forward to the teen years!@Corey: That is so funny when your children start sounding like you. My son copies everything his daddy says and my husband is all 'do I really say that'. A bit of an eyeopener, no doubt!@Tracy: Don't worry about it. I'm the same with scissors. I've hidden every pair we possess in this house and yet my daughter still manages to find some from somewhere like she has some secret stash of scissors somewhere to freak mummy out with!

  12. Tara says:

    @Single Parent Dad: You're absolutely right. That would be number 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.@Hairline Fracture: Do you remember when you were pregnant and you swore SWORE you would never ever use those stock phrases your parents used. At what point do we cave in?!@Vodka Mom: I am SO not looking forward to the teen years!@Corey: That is so funny when your children start sounding like you. My son copies everything his daddy says and my husband is all 'do I really say that'. A bit of an eyeopener, no doubt!@Tracy: Don't worry about it. I'm the same with scissors. I've hidden every pair we possess in this house and yet my daughter still manages to find some from somewhere like she has some secret stash of scissors somewhere to freak mummy out with!

  13. Avlor says:

    Don't we all become our mothers? So far I haven't used spit to wipe my kids' faces off yet though…

  14. Avlor says:

    Don't we all become our mothers? So far I haven't used spit to wipe my kids' faces off yet though…

  15. notSupermum says:

    Oh god, Vodka Mum's comments have terrified me!My top comments would be:No, I don't know where your phone/hairbrush/bag/homework is;Why have you put that on the floor?You're such a fuss pot.Stop it!COME ON, I DON'T WANT TO BE LATE!Right, that's it I've had enoughWho left the wet towel on my bed?Have you brushed your teeth/hair?I said, go to bed!I love you sweetie.

  16. notSupermum says:

    Oh god, Vodka Mum's comments have terrified me!My top comments would be:No, I don't know where your phone/hairbrush/bag/homework is;Why have you put that on the floor?You're such a fuss pot.Stop it!COME ON, I DON'T WANT TO BE LATE!Right, that's it I've had enoughWho left the wet towel on my bed?Have you brushed your teeth/hair?I said, go to bed!I love you sweetie.

  17. Turf Dad says:

    Vodka Mom is talking about kids!? I hear that shit all the time! 🙂

  18. Turf Dad says:

    Vodka Mom is talking about kids!? I hear that shit all the time! 🙂

  19. Maternal Mirth says:

    #3 would be #1 in my home. Every. Day. Who is these kids role model?? You'd think I set a bad example or something.

  20. Maternal Mirth says:

    #3 would be #1 in my home. Every. Day. Who is these kids role model?? You'd think I set a bad example or something.

  21. Kool Aid says:

    That's too funny, Tara! I'll definitely have to make my own list.

  22. Kool Aid says:

    That's too funny, Tara! I'll definitely have to make my own list.

  23. Mama Dawg says:

    Mine FINALLY learned that "we'll see" means no. Took years, though.

  24. Mama Dawg says:

    Mine FINALLY learned that "we'll see" means no. Took years, though.

  25. Sparx says:

    Me too babe! I own "We'll see" and "Ask your Daddy" among others…

  26. Sparx says:

    Me too babe! I own "We'll see" and "Ask your Daddy" among others…

  27. The Blonde Duck says:

    Popping in from SITS to say hi!

  28. The Blonde Duck says:

    Popping in from SITS to say hi!

  29. WillowLakeScents says:

    Stopping in from SITS to say hello ~ love this post ~ off to check out the rest of your blog ! Just wait, it only gets better ~ lmao !

  30. WillowLakeScents says:

    Stopping in from SITS to say hello ~ love this post ~ off to check out the rest of your blog ! Just wait, it only gets better ~ lmao !

  31. Tara says:

    @ Avlor: At the weekend we were out and the children ended up with a 'chocolate smile' and there I was scrubbing away with a tissue from my pocket and my husband said 'spit on it'. I gave him THAT look and carried on the way I was!@ notSupermum: "Right, that's it I've had enough" – I think that is in every parent's vocab isn't it! That and "if I ever catch you doing that again" (so if they don't get caught it's OK then?)@ Turf Dad: The more I hear from Vodka Mom the more I want to bail out now before teendom hits – it sounds bloody scary! @ Maternal Mirth: This morning my husband actually sat down with the children and ate a slice of cheesecake for breakfast and then wondered why they didn't fancy cereal. Duh!Thankfully this isn't the norm! @ Kool Aid: Do make your own list – I love reading about what other parents say. Makes me feel slightly less of a failure as a mother! @ Mama Dawg: You have to give tips. Surely you have tips for how to make it take months rather than years. Months I can handle . . . @ Sparx: "Ask your daddy" yes that's another great one! Does anyone still say "wait til your father gets home" I wonder?@ The Blonde Duck: Hey there welcome, it's great to have you here and thanks for taking the time to comment. Loving your name by the way!@ WillowLakeScents: Welcome, welcome. Pull up and chair and have a cuppa on me.

  32. Tara says:

    @ Avlor: At the weekend we were out and the children ended up with a 'chocolate smile' and there I was scrubbing away with a tissue from my pocket and my husband said 'spit on it'. I gave him THAT look and carried on the way I was!@ notSupermum: "Right, that's it I've had enough" – I think that is in every parent's vocab isn't it! That and "if I ever catch you doing that again" (so if they don't get caught it's OK then?)@ Turf Dad: The more I hear from Vodka Mom the more I want to bail out now before teendom hits – it sounds bloody scary! @ Maternal Mirth: This morning my husband actually sat down with the children and ate a slice of cheesecake for breakfast and then wondered why they didn't fancy cereal. Duh!Thankfully this isn't the norm! @ Kool Aid: Do make your own list – I love reading about what other parents say. Makes me feel slightly less of a failure as a mother! @ Mama Dawg: You have to give tips. Surely you have tips for how to make it take months rather than years. Months I can handle . . . @ Sparx: "Ask your daddy" yes that's another great one! Does anyone still say "wait til your father gets home" I wonder?@ The Blonde Duck: Hey there welcome, it's great to have you here and thanks for taking the time to comment. Loving your name by the way!@ WillowLakeScents: Welcome, welcome. Pull up and chair and have a cuppa on me.

  33. that girl? says:

    I would add to that "If you don't do XYZ by the time I count to three…." This of course comes after your number 9! I'm with you on the kids don't get sarcasm thing… I keep having to remind myself that it's wasted on her.. and I'm a rubbish mum for resorting to it every time!

  34. that girl? says:

    I would add to that "If you don't do XYZ by the time I count to three…." This of course comes after your number 9! I'm with you on the kids don't get sarcasm thing… I keep having to remind myself that it's wasted on her.. and I'm a rubbish mum for resorting to it every time!

  35. I say "no" a lot. Which I think makes me a bad mother, or at least it does in Mac's eyes BUT, in my defence, I think the only available answer to the question "Mummy, can I go to the big shop on my own to buy sweets please" is, in fact, "no"

  36. I say "no" a lot. Which I think makes me a bad mother, or at least it does in Mac's eyes BUT, in my defence, I think the only available answer to the question "Mummy, can I go to the big shop on my own to buy sweets please" is, in fact, "no"

  37. Iota says:

    I'll be there in a minute. I'll be there in just a moment.I'll be there in a couple of minutes.Just give me five minutes, and I'll be there.Two more secs, and I'll be with you.

  38. Iota says:

    I'll be there in a minute. I'll be there in just a moment.I'll be there in a couple of minutes.Just give me five minutes, and I'll be there.Two more secs, and I'll be with you.

  39. Oh that list is great!I have to add a few..Get in the car. RIGHT NOW.For the 3rd time, take off your (fill in article of clothing) RIGHT NOW.I'm warning you….Daisy

  40. Oh that list is great!I have to add a few..Get in the car. RIGHT NOW.For the 3rd time, take off your (fill in article of clothing) RIGHT NOW.I'm warning you….Daisy

  41. Suzanne says:

    I am always saying:"Let me just……"My 2 year old daughter said to me the other day:"You are testing my patience Mummy!"(That is obviously another one of my favourite!)

  42. Suzanne says:

    I am always saying:"Let me just……"My 2 year old daughter said to me the other day:"You are testing my patience Mummy!"(That is obviously another one of my favourite!)

  43. Tara says:

    @That Girl: Ah yes, 3 that magical number. Why do we all count to three – and usually about three times! @ Nunhead Mum of One: I've experimented with the no thing after reading about how we shouldn't say no all the time and look for alternatives.I've tried. No works better. @ Iota: Our children are going to get a very warped sense of time aren't they! Those minutes go on for ever and ever.@ Daisy: There's that number 3 again. And I love the 'I'm warning you'. Does it ever work? Does it buffallo! @ Suzanne: "You are testing my patience Mummy!"from a 2-year-old. Yikes, you either have one very bright little girl there or you're heading for one heap of trouble! Let's hope it's the former shall we!

  44. Tara says:

    @That Girl: Ah yes, 3 that magical number. Why do we all count to three – and usually about three times! @ Nunhead Mum of One: I've experimented with the no thing after reading about how we shouldn't say no all the time and look for alternatives.I've tried. No works better. @ Iota: Our children are going to get a very warped sense of time aren't they! Those minutes go on for ever and ever.@ Daisy: There's that number 3 again. And I love the 'I'm warning you'. Does it ever work? Does it buffallo! @ Suzanne: "You are testing my patience Mummy!"from a 2-year-old. Yikes, you either have one very bright little girl there or you're heading for one heap of trouble! Let's hope it's the former shall we!

  45. Coding Mamma (Tasha) says:

    Very funny (missed this when you posted it, somehow!)1. I'm going to count to three… 2. Get down, you'll hurt yourself!3. Leave the dog alone!4. Use your fork.5. Don't put your bread in your juice. Ew!6. Just a minute.7. In a minute. 8. I just need to finish this important work and then I'll come and play with you. Really. 9. Don't… Oh dear!10. You will hold my hand or go on my shoulders. Those are your ONLY choices.

  46. Coding Mamma (Tasha) says:

    Very funny (missed this when you posted it, somehow!)1. I'm going to count to three… 2. Get down, you'll hurt yourself!3. Leave the dog alone!4. Use your fork.5. Don't put your bread in your juice. Ew!6. Just a minute.7. In a minute. 8. I just need to finish this important work and then I'll come and play with you. Really. 9. Don't… Oh dear!10. You will hold my hand or go on my shoulders. Those are your ONLY choices.

  47. Working mum says:

    Yep, I recognise those. Think I'm turning into my mum too! I'll also add1 Lean over your plate2 Speak now or forever hold your peace (one of my mum's favourites when we didn't answer her questions)

  48. Working mum says:

    Yep, I recognise those. Think I'm turning into my mum too! I'll also add1 Lean over your plate2 Speak now or forever hold your peace (one of my mum's favourites when we didn't answer her questions)

  49. Tara says:

    @Coding Mamma: There is that number 3 again. Do you think it's taught us a pregnancy classes and we don't know it? Or is it just ingrained into our psyche?@Working Mum: Mums always know best – maybe that's why we all turn into them in the end. They were actually speaking sense back in the day when we all thought they didn't understand or know what they were harping on about.

  50. Tara says:

    @Coding Mamma: There is that number 3 again. Do you think it's taught us a pregnancy classes and we don't know it? Or is it just ingrained into our psyche?@Working Mum: Mums always know best – maybe that's why we all turn into them in the end. They were actually speaking sense back in the day when we all thought they didn't understand or know what they were harping on about.

  51. Mel says:

    I recognise so many of these, I think my other top one is, Come on, I really don't want to be late…again!Very true

  52. Mel says:

    I recognise so many of these, I think my other top one is, Come on, I really don't want to be late…again!Very true

  53. Elsie Button says:

    I swear we all turn into our mothers, no matter how hard we try! It's just a given!

  54. Elsie Button says:

    I swear we all turn into our mothers, no matter how hard we try! It's just a given!

  55. bernthis says:

    Ten things I say to my daughter and the ten things I say to myself are quite different:To her:take your bowl to the sinkput your clothes inside the hamperto myself:I hate this f**king townWhy am I still single

  56. bernthis says:

    Ten things I say to my daughter and the ten things I say to myself are quite different:To her:take your bowl to the sinkput your clothes inside the hamperto myself:I hate this f**king townWhy am I still single

  57. Hadriana's Trea says:

    Hmmm. Turn into my mother!? My father maybe….ahem…..either way it's a pretty scary thought…aaagghhh!!

  58. Hadriana's Trea says:

    Hmmm. Turn into my mother!? My father maybe….ahem…..either way it's a pretty scary thought…aaagghhh!!

  59. Laura McIntyre says:

    Mmm i think i have said most of those things already today – the joy of parenthood lol

  60. Laura McIntyre says:

    Mmm i think i have said most of those things already today – the joy of parenthood lol

  61. Expat mum says:

    I would add:"It's not my day to look after your homework/gym clothes/violin".and"What's the magic word?"

  62. Expat mum says:

    I would add:"It's not my day to look after your homework/gym clothes/violin".and"What's the magic word?"

  63. Liz@Violet Posy says:

    I've started saying 'don't drag your feet, walk properly!' – I am my mother!

  64. Liz@Violet Posy says:

    I've started saying 'don't drag your feet, walk properly!' – I am my mother!

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