Friday, January 4, 2008

Things I find myself saying...

There are a number of rejoinders I use in my parenting repertoire that have turned classic. The reason I know this is that my children now say them back to me. Some I did not recognize but Doc assured me that i say them. I thought it would be eye opening to list my parenting verbiage just in case you, yourself, are at a loss or need new material. Here goes and please don't judge me too harshly:

  • Enough!
  • Mellow out!
  • Stop it!
  • Do you want a knuckle sandwich?
  • We've not serving breakfast here today.
  • Okay, lets get in the car and go to the spankin' store (or whoopin' store if the offense in grand).
  • okay, this is the deal...
  • Quit the fake crying!
  • One. Two. Three.
  • Go to time out!
  • Look at me...
  • Did you hear me?
  • What did I just say?
  • Did you flush the toilet?
  • Where are your underwear?
  • Put your clothes back on.
  • I'm going to get the spatula.
  • What's in your mouth?
  • Get that out of your mouth.
  • Hey bony butt, get your knee out of my gut.
  • Please don't hurt me.
  • If you don't stop you are going to lose privileges.
  • Please go somewhere else.
  • Get off my bed.
  • Be quiet!
  • Shush!
  • shhhhhhh

Thought it would be nice to add the more pleasant things I say:

  • You are the sweetest girl I have ever known... sometimes.
  • You know what?... I love you.
  • I am so proud of you.

More to come... just gotta live some more of the day and see what comes up.


Elysa said...

What a hoot! You had me laughing out loud on some of those. I never knew you were so verbally creative with children.

May I steal some for MY repertoire? ;)

Tiff said...

LOL i have used a few of those just today!! My mom used to say stop what ever your doing or I'll rip your face off. LOL bothe my brother and I would laugh so hard. And she would get so frustrated. LOL!

Irritable Mother said...

My most frequent statement? Placing one hand on each of my son's cheeks and looking intently into his eyes...Focus!
Yeah, I say, "I love you!" in the same posture, but "Focus" seems to be so much more frequent. LOL

Stephanie said...

I love the "ripping your face off" one!

Oh and karen, I always say... "look at me" before I give instructions cause if I don;t get eye contact chances are there was no contact what so ever.

Pls take any that work for you!

KellyJean said...

Very funny. Just wait until they are teenagers! You'll have lots more...but, you've got time so enjoy where you are at!