Sunday, May 11, 2008

Things I Say Every Day (At Least Once, with Variations)

  • Yes, you can have waffles for breakfast.
  • It’s almost ready—be patient.
  • We have to hurry so we won’t be late!
  • You’ve watched enough TV today; find something else to do.
  • Yes, I’ll read you a book.
  • [Upon hearing piercing screams] What’s the problem?
  • Just a minute; Mommy’s on the computer.
  • You only need a Band-Aid if it’s bleeding.
  • No, you can’t have any more candy/gum/strawberry milk/cereal for lunch.
  • If you get that out, you’re going to have to clean it up.
  • Say, “I’m sorry”/ “thank you” / “you’re welcome.”
  • You have to eat two more bites of meat to get dessert.
  • You can cry, but you can’t throw a fit. If you throw a fit, you have to: go in your room where I don’t have to listen to you / be put in your crib for two minutes where I don’t have to listen to you.
  • It’s time to get these kids ready for bed.
  • Where’s your blue blanket/stuffed puppy? Did you take it outside again?
  • I’m sorry I got upset earlier.
  • I love you.
  • No, that doesn’t mean you can stay up. Go to sleep.
  • I love you. Good night.

Happy Mother's Day!


  1. A familiar script.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Ohh, that one, that I'm sorry I got upset earlier...if I could only learn to control it! Oh, I hate that one! But look at you there on that couch! Just beautiful. You look truly happy in that moment. I hope that was so.

  3. Loved it! I find myself saying most of those myself. I'll add: You get what you get and don't throw a fit and Where's Oso!

    Did I ever tell you that you are an amazing mom. Well, there you go. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

  4. Yep, I repeat several of those myself. My most recent addition is, "My answer is no and I'm not changing it so stop asking."

  5. Glad it was a great day and belated Happy Mother's Day to you!