Monday, August 29, 2011

10 thing I swore I'd never say to my kids

It was a rough go, growing up, and I feel a little bit of shame saying that now that I am a parent. All of the "If only I had known" feelings and guilt associated with such sometimes bog me down, but I take it as a learning experience, and can only hope that my children are better because of it.


I kept this list in my diary when I was between 11 and 13, and came upon it just the other day when I received my box-o-childhood from my mom.

Things I will NEVER say to my kids
1. Look it up
2. Welcome to the REAL world
3. Well that's the only sister you've got!
4. Life ain't fair
5. You'll understand when you're older
6. Because I said so
7. I hope you have a kid just like you!
8. Money doesn't grow on trees
9. I'm not a chauffeur
10. There is no way I'm paying that much for.....

Oh how times haven't changed I guess, because the only item on this list I haven't said, is "Look it up!" Yeah, you guessed it, I say "Google it!"


WarmSunshine said...

LOL! That was a good laugh! :D

LisaWeidknecht said...

Hi! I wanted to stop by and thank you for joining the Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop. I hope you'll join in again.

Kristen said...

Too funny and so true!

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Anonymous said...

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Mary Jo - Saving Green Mom said...

I LOVE THIS! LOL!!! I have SOOOOO fallen victim to that list, as well! And, I also tell my girls to "google it"!! LOL

My SoCal Life said...

i havent said those yet, but
i'm sure it's not too far away! I can picture my mom saying those to me

Ashley S said...

Hehehe, great list! I know my mom said a few of those to me growing up :P

Becky said...

Funny, I've said all those things and hear my children saying it to theirs now. New follower from the Welcome Wednesday Hop. Would love a visit back.

Heather Capewell said...

Love It! If I had a nickel for everything I've said or done that i swore i never would.. well I'd have a pile of nickels :)