Welcome to Mommy (and Daddy) Lingo!

Hi and thanks for visiting this site. As a mother of 3 I've said some pretty odd stuff over these past 10 years and thought it would be fun to write a bunch of them down.

And now, with the encouragement of my brother, I'd like to share some of these unconventional, yet practical, phrases. Enjoy!

Friday, April 16, 2010

"Do you want me to take your shoes off? ('no') Then give the book back!"

This goes under the "Huh?" category that I am compiling: Things parents say that really make no logical sense whatsoever but we say them in the heat of the moment to make a point and instantly realize they sound ridiculous. Maybe I should pare that title down a bit... Anyway, here are some doozies other parents have shared - get ready to chuckle (and remember to add a 'huh?' after each one):

"Don't make me come back there while I'm driving."

"We chew on books, not remote controls."

"Don't make your mother crazy or you'll have to live with a crazy person."

"Honey, your tiger will get itchy if you leave him out in the rain."

"If you have to gnaw on the cabinets, gnaw on that one."

And of course the clear and concise:
"Sit down and eat your book."

I could go on and on in this category but I'll take a little break, let you come up with your own list, and revisit at a later time.

from nytimes.com article

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