For Mother’s Day, the kids brought home these forms that their teachers helped them fill out.
I was happy that for number 10, BE answered “I love you.” It was nice and true. However, BC answered the same question with “Do not throw toys.” Which is also true, just not as nice.
These answers made me start thinking about “mommyisms” – things that moms (or dads) are known to say. So far, I’ve been able to avoid the dreaded “Because I said so.” But I definitely have my own set of phrases. Here are some of them.
“Are you hurt? Is he hurting you? No? Then I don’t need to know.” (When BE tells on BC)
“Big girl (or boy) voice please.” (When BE or BC is whining)
“Shhh! Too loud!”
“Sit on your bottom, please!” (I probably say this at least 10 times during a meal)
“Eat it all gone.”
My kids have many of their own phrases, but one of my favorites is one that BE learned in preschool, “You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit!” (I wish she followed her own advice on this one).
What are some of your mommyisms (or daddyisms)? If you don’t have kids, what did your parents say to you when you were young? Thanks for sharing!