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15 Things I’ve Told my Son {and you’ve probably told yours too}

June 22, 2015

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Gidget has had a few days here recently in which he just hasn’t listened to a word I say. Which in turn means that I’ve been repeating myself endlessly in the vain hope that he will start listening {it’s a viscous cycle, isn’t it?}. So after the up-teenth time of telling him to put his clothes back on, I got to thinking about all the random things I have to tell him frequently– and here they are for your amusement! {fair warning: if you have issues with bodily functions boys invent new ways of handling, just stop reading here and go on about your day like nothing happened šŸ˜‰ }

15 Things I’ve Told my Son {and you’ve probably told yours too}

1. What are you eating? {and why are you eating it?}

2. Don’t pee into a sippy cup. {who knew that needed to be said}

3. Yes, that is a GIANT poop, great job buddy. {funniest insult I’ve ever heard thrown between boys: “Oh yeah? Well you only poop little Lincoln logs!” Ouch, that one hurt}

4. Why are you naked? {amazing how quickly they can strip}

5. Get that out of your mouth! {usually followed by mom shuddering at the grossness}

6. Why are you naked again? {seriously!}

7. Don’t beat up mommy, go play rough with daddy! {daddy loves this one}

8. Don’t pee in the yard. {oye}

9. Yes, it was a front-end loader that just went by. {how much do I love you? let me count the number of vehicles, tractors, and construction equipment I’ve learned the names of just for you.}

10. Don’t pee in a bucket. {again, who knew this would need to be addressed?}

11. The toilet is not for toys. {what’s so hard about using the toilet for its designated purpose?}

12. Fine! Pee in the yard. {what is the fascination with peeing everywhere but the toilet?}

13. Don’t pee on your sibling {ok, this hasn’t actually happened yet, but I have a feeling it’s coming}

14. Yes, she is very pretty. {let me tell you, you’re never quite prepared for the day your toddler sees a little girl and calls her pretty!}

15. I love you so much buddy {and I can’t imagine my world without you}!

I’d love to hear some of the things you are endlessly telling your son, comment below or start a conversation on my Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

{Post linked at The Deliberate Mom}

  1. OMW, the nakedness! What is it with small children and nakedness? I swear, it takes my daughter an hour to get dressed.
    My most favorite “weird phrase” came from daycare, not my own child. I worked in infant/toddler care for years so lots of different toys. The farm set was a favorite so I was constantly saying “stop licking the cow” or “spit out the farmer.” Taken out of context, some of the strangest sounds phrases. lol #ShineBlogHop

    • Carrie says:

      Lol! That’s awesome! My favorite context-matters quote is “Just let your brother eat the sock.” Out of context,very strange; in context, I was trying to prevent my 6-month old from melting down because older brother wanted to take away the sock said 6-month old was contentedly gumming šŸ˜‰ Thanks for commenting Julie!

  2. The clothes thing is so right. they don’t see the point in them. Baths too, they don’t see the pint in them. sun cream either. Great post. Made me smile.

    • Carrie says:

      Oooooh baths . . . . yes, they do make baths “fun” don’t they? Thanks for stopping by Kristen!

  3. Maria says:

    This made me smile. I have a little girl, but friends of mine who have boys have been known to say these to their sons as well (especially the peeing part). It sounds like boys are a bit more adventurous and daring than girls. Either way, the fun is still there, right? Thanks for sharing this (and for making me smile today!).

    • Carrie says:

      Thanks for stopping by Maria! I definitely think boys are a bit more adventurous {and creative with things you would think should be obvious šŸ˜‰ } than girls, but the girls I know have so much more drama in their lives at the age of 1 than my boys do! It’s all fun šŸ™‚

  4. Yes to these questions! I’m particularly fond of, “Son, where is your underwear?” as he goes streaking across the house, HA!

  5. I love this, Carrie! I have had said so many bizarre things in the last 3 years. Why are you naked? and What are you eating? Are probably the most common, though. Kids!
    Thanks for sharing! I needed this laugh this morning! šŸ™‚

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