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Old 10-10-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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. Sometimes I hear parents try to reason with their 2, 3, 4, etc year olds, going into details about this and that, and quite frankly, it just sort of looks/sounds ridiculous.


They just keep asking why, why why, so eventually i just started saying "because the hypotenuse of the vector intersects with a critical behemoth interspersed with conundrums.

Then the would look at me sagely and say "Oooohhh"

If you think reasoning with 2, 3, 4, years olds is silly, try reasoning with a teenage boy.

Another favorite "Stop that, you sound like a broken record"

"Daddy? What is a record?" "What does a broken one sound like?"
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago 'burbs'
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"TURN THAT STEREO DOWN!"

"Because I said so"

"If I have to stop this car"

"Well, I'm not so-and-so's Mom" ---why does it seem I'm always the only Mom that doesn't let them ________?

My kids say things I used to say, too. Like "You're the strictest Mom of all my friends". I turned out OK having the strict parents, so I'm sure my kids will, too.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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"Work it out between the 2 of you unless you want me involved and you may not like what I come up with."
"If you knew the answer then why did you ask" (this works for the husband also)
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:10 PM
 
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Just the other day my Mother's voice came out of my mouth..."Two wrongs don't make a right". Arrrggghhh.

And I have said, "I'll give you something to cry about". OMG shoot me.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Maine
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LOL, these are funny, and I see more of the phrases I've let slip.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:08 AM
 
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I won't be any fun with my post but I do find myself saying this with ease and I never thought I would:

I love you.

I also find myself hugging my daughter with ease.

My mom is very proud of me that I found a way to lift myself out of the culture I was in.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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During a quiet dinner . . . . . "Now might be an appropriate time to compliment the cook."
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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They just keep asking why, why why, so eventually i just started saying "because the hypotenuse of the vector intersects with a critical behemoth interspersed with conundrums.

Then the would look at me sagely and say "Oooohhh"

I am stealing this. I love it! It sounds so erudite... <g>
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: maryland
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During a quiet dinner . . . . . "Now might be an appropriate time to compliment the cook."

What if one of the little ones said "But didn't you tell us not to lie?"
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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"Your (insert name of lost item child is demanding you produce) is right where you left it".
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