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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Things I Never Thought I Would Have to Say to My Children

As a mother of three, I have learned that there are some things that I just have to say- "Be nice to your sister" or "Don't forget to say thank you." However, there have been some things that I never thought I would have to say.  There are usually in situations surrounded in mischievousness. These are some of my favorites.

"Don't wipe boogers on my neck, please."  Thought my then three-year old daughter was giving me a neck rub.

"Don't lick your brother's feet." Older brother was trying to make younger brother laugh in car.

"Sweetie, ham does not belong in your belly-button." Youngest just discovered his navel. He checks to see if belly-button is there every day.

"Don"t color on the dog." Middle child was using a green marker to color the dog. Poor Max was terrified

"My shirt is not a napkin" This goes for all three.  They don't wipe on their own shirts, just mine.  I haven't made it through the day with a clean shirt in seven years. However, I say this so much, it has almost become a joke.

Feel free to add your own.


  1. OMG This was so funny!!! I was laughing so hard I was crying!!

    1. Thanks. I think my kids are funny, too.