Things my kids say that make me realize how ridiculous I sound

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I have three kids (1, 6, and 8). I give my kids a lot of gold standard advice. Or at least it sounds that way when I give it. Turns out though, I often sound controlling, or demanding, or just flat out strange. My kids often pick up my phrases, and it’s only when they say them back to me, that I realize how ridiculous I sound. Here are a few examples of when my kids have spouted back some of my own phrases.


  1. Daddy! Are you lying to me? Because if you are, I’m going to take away your phone time.


  1. Great! Now I have to walk all the way back to the kitchen.


  1. Yay! You finished your dinner!


  1. Did you wipe your butt? Do I need to check?


  1. You are not being a good listener. You need a quiet time!


  1. You have had enough cheese!


  1. Bacon is not a meal, Dad! If you don’t eat a green side dish, you don’t get a dessert.


  1. Stop interrupting me when I’m talking to the puppies!


  1. You could totally walk that off, Dad.


  1. Did you just do what I saw you do?


  1. If you don’t wash your hands you are going to make everyone sick and die!


  1. Are you wearing clean underwear?


  1. If you don’t clean up your room right now you are not going to have any friends over for a week!


  1. If you just tried harder you could probably fix the sink.


What are some of the things your kids say that make you realize how ridiculous you sound?



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