Things You Should Not Have To Say To Your Child

Posted 07-17-2013 at 12:32 PM by whitneywalters

Before I became a mother I never imagined the things I would one day be saying to my children. Now that I have four children, there are days that I still think, wow, did I really just say that.

For example, we were playing outside on a beautiful summer afternoon. The kids were happily playing with the sandbox and swing set. I was taken advantage of the peace and trying to read a little bit. Amelia wandered over to my garden area and was happily looking at my flowers. Next thing I know, she was drinking from my bird bath. Yes, I have to tell my daughter not to drink from the bird bath. Seriously, how gross is that!?

That is only one of the many things I have said to my children over the years that I never thought I would have to say to anyone. I usually catch myself saying these things to my seven year old son or my three year old daughter. Those two cause the most mischief and are the grossest of my children.

Over the last several months I have told my son the following ( some on more then one occasion ):

– “Do not put that cricket in your mouth.”
– “Stop chasing your sister with a dead spider.”
– ” No, you may not go look at the mouse that the cat killed in the garage and no, you may not poke it with a stick.”
– “Poop jokes are not funny and not something to be shared at a nice family dinner.”

Those are only a few of the little gems. There are several more that I could list.

On to my three year old daughter. Kairi is anything but lady like. She is not into princess and glitz like her older sister. She prefers mud, sand and being rough. Here are some the things I have told her recently.

– ” Boogers are not food!”
– ” Do not lick the cat.”
– ” Max does not want to share his water dish, so stop drinking out of the dog bowl.”
– ” Underwear are for our bottoms, not to keep in the fridge.”

As my children get older,  know I will be saying many more things along these lines. Oh the joys of mothering.

Filed Under: General, Mommy Talk

Comments

6 Responses to “Things You Should Not Have To Say To Your Child”

  1. momof3boysNC on July 17th, 2013 2:00 pm


    Oh my those are too funny! Kids sure do keep life interesting don’t they? :)

  2. Pixi6s on July 18th, 2013 7:15 am


    I decided last night that an episode of South Park could be created from a three year old playing with a Mr Potato head. Very strange comments.

  3. ChihuahuaMama13 on July 18th, 2013 10:16 pm


    This sounds like our house! Recently I had to tell DS, “the dog is not a bird, you don’t need to chew your food and then feed it to her.”

  4. bellx1 on July 20th, 2013 3:19 pm


    How bout “dont drink out of the puddle. People dont drink from puddles” DS1 who was almost 2 then barked like a dog. (the dog liked to drink from the puddle)

  5. Urchin on July 21st, 2013 6:44 pm


    Tee hee..I had to tell my 22 month old not to drink from the birdbath today. You have normalized my life. :)

  6. Michelle_M on July 22nd, 2013 6:53 pm


    -Don’t bite the dog.
    -Don’t stand on your brother’s head.
    -Don’t sit on your brother’s head.
    -Don’t stand on the dog’s head.
    -Don’t try to ride the dog, you’ll hurt him.
    -Don’t put your finger in the dog’s butt-hole, and go wash your hands.
    -Don’t touch your brother’s penis. No you can’t lick it!!!
    …. I’m sure there are more, these are just off the top of my head.

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