Things We Say to Our Kids
by Charlotte Siems
Chores and room. (Translation: Before you play or go somewhere, your chores must be done and your room clean.)
You are SO not overworked. You’re not plowing the back forty.
Did you brush your teeth?
Your time is up. (On the computer or video game)
Time to eat!
You need a shower.
Brush your hair.
Clean your room.
That was very kind of you.
Clean up your mess.
I’m so proud of you.
If she argues with you, come and tell me.
Would you like it if someone did that to you?
If the other person isn’t laughing, it’s not funny.
It’s time to go.
We don’t store our shoes in the den.
We don’t store our shoes by the back door.
We don’t store our shoes by the front door.
What if the whole family left their shoes here?
There’s no sack in the kitchen trash can.
Bring groceries in from the van.
See if there’s milk in the garage fridge.
You did such a great job.
I love you.
Your thoughts are your choice. Your thoughts are making your attitude.
A sinkful of dirty dishes means the kitchen is NOT clean.
Everyone’s a comedian.
Would you like it if Papa and I talked like that to each other?
And the point is?
It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
The list is on the marker board.
Go ask Papa.
I have bought billions of ______________. (scissors, nail clippers, hair clips,…..)
It’s not the end of the world.
You have GOT to be kidding me.
I bet you can think of more. Leave a comment below and tell us yours!