We can all think of things our parents said that as children we always thought were silly statements to make. Let’s face it, now that we are parents, we find ourselves saying exactly the same things. We’ve even added some new silly statements of our own.
This is the one I heard today that brought all these memories to mind:
“Repeat after me…We do not eat boogers!” (I’m not sure I want to know what instigated this conversation!)
“I’m gonna knock your heads together!” (Never knew a parent that actually did that.)
“Do you want me to knock your teeth out?” (Like parents really want to pay more for dental care!)
“Do you want me to come out/up there?” (The obvious answer would be “No.”)
“Tell him you’re sorry!” (But what if he isn’t sorry? Just because you make him say it doesn’t mean he is.)
“You act like you were raised in a barn!” (I know kids who were raised in barns and believe me, they act like it.)
“Were you raised by wolves?” (In a child’s mind, that would be the coolest thing ever!)
“Do you want to go live with another family?” (Probably at the time you said this, living with another family probably seemed like a good option.)
“Are you sitting on your brain?” (Really? Did it move?)
“Do you want to go outside and eat with the dogs?” (Of course they do! No table manners are required and the dog can eat their broccoli.)
And…times have changed. One thing I find myself saying an awful lot is:
“Stop shooting/killing your sister!” (Any parent who has video games in the household understand this.)
What about you? What silly statements can you remember your parents saying? Feel free to add them via the comments block.