How Many Times Have I Told You …

April 21, 2011

 As parents we often feel like a broken record … telling our kids the same things day after day, week  after week, month after month. Here is a list of things I would never have imagined I’d have to tell my kids more than once, but sadly I was mistaken.  To many people these may seem like common sense, but if you have kids you probably have figured out that kids have to learn common sense and it’s our job as parents to teach them by “reminding” them as often as necessary of these essential life lessons.

  • Don’t lick the toilet seat
  • Stop jumping on your brother
  • Don’t  eat Playdough (or pennies, or paperclips)
  • No, you cannot play “Let’s see who can stay up until Midnight”
  • Yes, we have to wear clothes EVERYDAY
  • No, you cannot play with water balloons in the house
  • Don’t put marbles up your nose
  • Stop annoying your sister
  • Don’t wipe your snotty nose, dirty hands or chocolate face on Mommy’s new dress
  • No, I don’t want to see your booger
  • Yes, they had electricity when Mommy was your age
  • No, you can’t play “fireman” and use real matches
  • Don’t  grow up too fast ….. Mommy is going to miss these days.
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3 Responses to “How Many Times Have I Told You …”

  1. dorcas Says:

    They sure did put a smile on my face 🙂

  2. Chris R Says:

    Hold on !

    Points 2 & 7

    2 If the boy jumpped on his sister he we be told to
    go to his room until he agreed to say “sorry”
    because he could have hurt her: yet the girl is
    just “told don’t jomp on your brother!”
    Girls always get the better deal! (sulks).

    7 Sisters can be as annoying as Brothers,
    particularly when sister is more than 5 years
    older than brother; and allowed to do things that
    he (I) can’t! And I get the blame for it !!

    No wonder boys have a chip on their shoulder !
    (sulks again).

  3. The Hook Says:

    What a beautiful – not to mention hilarious – list!


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