Oct 11, 2012

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My Life’s Quirks Revisited – Thing I Never Thought I Would Hear Myself Say

Originally posted November 18th 2010 but I’ve added a few new things that I’ve caught myself saying lately…

'Baby Blues' photo (c) 2007, Eric Fleming - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/When you have a baby, you expect a certain amount of change in your life. You know that you will have to feed the baby, burp the baby and change the baby. When the baby grows into a toddler, you expect that you will have to feed the toddler and change the toddler. What you don’t realize is that you will be doing some things that, up until you had the baby or toddler, you would have thought ridiculous. Examples may include clapping and cheering as though the Ottawa Senators annihilated the Toronto Maple Leafs when your toddler does a pee on the potty, or going to the toy store to find a pink (not peach, not brown, not gray, but pink) Zhu Zhu Pet.

You will also find yourself saying things that, until you had the baby or toddler, you would have thought absurd. Like “Yummy, yummy. Do you want more delicious pureed broccoli?” or “Please do. I would love to hear you sing “twinkle twinkle little star” again.”

But, even after being around toddlers for the past 4 years, there are things that come out of my mouth that even I do a double take to. That I hear myself say and think “Did I really just say that out loud?” Such things would include:

“We don’t stick our faces in the toilet”

“We don’t stick our faces in the garbage can”

“We don’t put our sippy cups down our pants”

“We don’t put crackers down our pants”

‘We don’t pull our pants down outside”

“We don’t pull our pants down at the post office”

“We don’t show our penis to the lady at the post office”

“We don’t sit on our friends”

“We don’t sit on the kitty”

“We don’t tickle there”

“We don’t put Cheerios in your shoes”

“We don’t put Cheerios in my shoes”

“We don’t lick the TV”

“We don’t lick the windows”

“We don’t lick our friends”

I marvel at what goes through their little minds. They are much cleverer than we realize so I know there is a reason they do what they do, but it’s still my job as a parent and as a daycare provider to show them the way to being an acceptable part of society (hence the many “don’ts”). Because goodness knows no one will hire someone if the first thing they do is lick the office building’s windows…

Things I never thought I would hear myself say. Just another one of my life’s quirks.

  1. LOL Good times! It’s posts like these that make me grateful I don’t have kids. Yet. *knocks on wood*

  2. LOVE this line:
    “Because goodness knows no one will hire someone if the first thing they do is lick the office building’s windows…”.

  3. LOL. Funny! Wait..we don’t stick our faces in the toilet??

  4. LOL – Even when they become teenagers I still find myself saying, “Use your words please.”

    Great post!

  5. Lol, some funny ones there, And yes I have used the we do not sit on our friends, and we do not pull down our pants and pee on the grass

  6. And grow up so quickly, enjoy this time!

  7. This is hilarious!! My baby is 3 months old now and the next oldest is 7. This reminded me of all the fun toddler things I have to look forward too! Ha!

  8. Love it! it must be so funny to realize how the things we say like that.

  9. I thought that was just my life! LOL. Things that make my day is when I say something and think that is exactly something my mother said 🙂 *bang head on wall here*

  10. Carmel – Yes, this news of your wanting kids still surprises me every time I hear it. lol

    Allison – 😉

    Carolyn – LOL Yes, tell Mark to stop it! 😉

    Michelle – Good to know that it continues on into teenagerdom. *sigh*

    blodeuedd – Those are some popular ones lol

    Diane – I do!

    Shannon – The same as with your first but also a whole set of new stuff. Fun times. 😉

    melliane – It does make me giggle and leave the kids staring at me lol

    Jamie – Nope. You are not alone. 🙂 And the mother thing…LOL

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