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.