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post #61 of 91
Come on! Learn to drive Geez

Deanna
post #62 of 91
"Mama, I have PMS."
post #63 of 91
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Originally Posted by delicious View Post
I don't know when I started this, but when I ask the big kids to do something, I will say, "Hey can you guys pick up the legos, thanks." The thanks sort of implying that they WILL do it instead of make up excuses why they can't.

Well, now when they want something from me...."mom, can we have ice cream? thanks!"

lol.
Smart kids!
post #64 of 91
Ds2 picked up "dumba**" from Daddy. It's his favourite insult & has been known to talk to me while walking in stores about various people who he decided were.

Related note, he still has trouble with L's. He likes to go look at clocks. Yeah, that gets some funny looks.
post #65 of 91
Great thread!

Apparently whenever my toddler asks me for something, I say "hang on" because now when she comes up to me to ask for something she'll say, "milk, please. hang on."

She has also picked up my bad habit of apologizing for everything. She says "sorry" when she hits her head. It's cute, but I hate my reflexive sorry's.
post #66 of 91
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Originally Posted by amberskyfire View Post
What's even funnier is that I try not to say it and then I do and then I say "dammit!" If I don't stop this insanity, she is going to think it's called an "ummm, dammit!"

post #67 of 91
Sometimes it takes me awhile to realize my kids are repeating something I say. When ds2 was about 2-3yo, if I asked him if he wanted something he would give really noncomittal answers, and I almost always ended up saying "Yes or no honey, which one is it?" as I'm standing there with a cheese stick or something. Well, pretty soon ds2 would walk up to me and say something like "Can we go to the zoo tomorrow?" And as I am standing there saying "Ummm, let me think, what are we doing tomorrow?" he says "Yes or no mommy." He actually did it quite often before I realized it was my fault.

Ds1 is the king of repeating all my swear words, all my bad traffic/driver comments, and shouting "Shut up!" at my mom's dog (although that one I can blame on her).

But I think my favorite is when ds1 says, in perfect imitation of my tone of voice, "I can't take this anymore!"

Of course, the most mortifying one came when my inlaws were here. We were all getting ready to eat dinner, and ds1 was helping to set the table. I was in the kitchen and everyone else was already sitting at the table, and out of nowhere ds says "Why am I the only one doing any f'ing work around here?"
post #68 of 91
whenever she drops something she now says "crap."
it's a lot better than what i used to say at least!
post #69 of 91
oh yeah, and "i have my moon. see moon blood"
post #70 of 91
OK. Let's just say on fb I belong to "Moms Who Drink and Swear".

But, generally, I try (and used to REALLY try) to not swear/use ANY bad words in front of the kids.

It turns out--I didn't even realize--that one of my favorite phrases while driving was "Come on crazy lady, what are you DOING".

Til we were out shopping and my then-4 yo announced, after a woman was taking FOREVER at the register making exact change, chatting up the clerk, so on and so forth as the line grew behind her, "COME ON CRAZY LADY!!!!!"

ehem...
post #71 of 91
shoot, whatever, oh my God!, I'm so SICK of that!

She also knows the rules to Wheel of Fortune. :
post #72 of 91
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Originally Posted by katelove View Post
This reminds me of my former next door neighbour. They had a toddler and he was fastinated by my cat. Unfortunately my cat was less fastinated by him and would hiss at him through the fence. His parents told me that whenever they saw pictures of cats and would say something like "Cat's say miaow" he would correct them and say "No, cat says kkhhsss!"
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post #73 of 91
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Originally Posted by springmum View Post

apparently he also knows how to do squats now too - the other I day I caught him doing them in the mirror...
No, no, YOU need to learn from HIM. Seriously. My husband and I weight train and the best squat advice out there is to watch children do it. Children have a perfect squat. Adults would do well to watch and learn from them.

On that note, our 19 mo old can deadlift a 10 lb kettlebell. We don't let him do it just willy-nilly, of course, but he watches us use our (much heavier) kbells and he picks up that 10 lb'er and goes to town!
post #74 of 91
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Originally Posted by teeg1973 View Post
I am mortified by this....

So, ONCE I was joking around with DH about my "Love handles" you know, the extra fat at the side of your back/waist.

Well, what do you know, my 2.5 year old on that day and a few since has demanded that she too has love handles, saying, "look at my love handles!" while pointing to her sides I have tried just saying that she sure is loveable, but she has kept with it. I feel like such a dork for saying it in the first place now.

Tracy

Ohhhh, when my dd was 4-5 we went through that. I had a real focus on my weight at the time (was going through some self esteem issues) and she picked up on it. Thankfully, after that summer, it seemed to go away for the most part. I, also, was able to move past it, mostly.

I try to have a healthy concept of my weight and just focus on eating well and getting regular exercise. (Now I kind of get a kick out of how much I can pull in the gym. )
post #75 of 91
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Originally Posted by BetsyS View Post
My family is also a family of hunters. When ds#1 saw his first deer, he asked dh what it was, and dh said, "meat". To this day, all deer are called "meat" in our house. If Bambi is on TV, it's, "oh, look! A daddy meat and a baby meat!" Nothing convinces ds that they are really called deer. LOL
That's awesome!!!!
post #76 of 91
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Originally Posted by craftymom View Post
Til we were out shopping and my then-4 yo announced, after a woman was taking FOREVER at the register making exact change, chatting up the clerk, so on and so forth as the line grew behind her, "COME ON CRAZY LADY!!!!!"

ehem...
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I say, "Way to go, Genius!" and "It's not rocket science!"

My older 2 have picked up on it.
post #77 of 91
I have aparently taught DS1 to kick the bottom of the fridge door after he closes it.
post #78 of 91
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Originally Posted by oceanbaby View Post
Of course, the most mortifying one came when my inlaws were here. We were all getting ready to eat dinner, and ds1 was helping to set the table. I was in the kitchen and everyone else was already sitting at the table, and out of nowhere ds says "Why am I the only one doing any f'ing work around here?"
OMG!! That seriously made me laugh

My DS says:
"I just need a minute" when he's stalling and "yes, no, maybe so" when you ask him a question he doesn't feel like answering It's pretty funny. He will also say "is he a bad driver?" if we're driving and he hears a horn honk... I guess I've kicked the swearing in the car and replaced it with calling everyone a bad driver (and honking)!
post #79 of 91
DS1 (4) dislikes clothing - and one evening after a long particular struggle to get him to put pants on (when he was 2-3 or so,) DH said 'I'm sick of seeing your a**hole, put on pants.'

So for the last year, after DS1 finishes using the bathroom, he says "Wipe my a**hole please".

Charming.
post #80 of 91
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Originally Posted by delicious View Post
I don't know when I started this, but when I ask the big kids to do something, I will say, "Hey can you guys pick up the legos, thanks." The thanks sort of implying that they WILL do it instead of make up excuses why they can't.

Well, now when they want something from me...."mom, can we have ice cream? thanks!"

lol.
Similar to that....when our little guy would ask for/to do something that we agreed with, my husband and I both have a habit of saying, "We can do that!" So now my almost 2-year old, when he asks for something that he knows we may say no to, he appends the question with "We can do that!" So, instead of just asking for ice cream, he says: "I can have ice cream, we can dooooo that!" in his best super-perky-I'm-the-cutest-toddler-in-the-world voice.
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