Kids have a way of being honest, almost to a fault. It’s to the point, where, as a parent, you just want to disappear. Blend into your surroundings. Melt into the ground. Or walk away without looking back. Sometimes pictures tell a thousand words. These are just a few quotes and moments I’ve captured.
- Imagine trying to sleep while Princess Girl rubs her Barbie shoe on your face, asking, “Does this feel good?” No. Not really. Hard, pointy plastic being rubbed on your face.
- She just asked me “can we have a conversation?” Sure. And are you Barbara Walters.
- Ahh. To sleep. Even while standing up. What I wouldn’t give to master this skill.
- Princess wanted me to look at her milk mustache. She then said “Is my mustache POPPIN’?”
- Most kids love driving around the holidays looking at all the lights. Not my child. When I asked the kids: “doesn’t that look pretty?” Asher replied, “it looks like a waste of energy.” Great. I’m raising the Grinch.
- Someone should have warned Eric to never fall asleep while kids are awake. And armed with pizza.
- When your baby tells you, “I love you too. But no more kisses ok?” Nine months and going through labor for you? I’ll kiss you all I want.
- Worldly advice from Princess, “I am not doodoo. I’m your sister. You have to be nice.”
- And yet more advice that should be heeded, “Get off my bike with your big head!!”
- A warning that can not be ignored. When your son asks, “Are these markers permanent?” My mistake was not inquiring why the curiosity? My second mistake, when it became quiet and I didn’t look to see what 3 boys were doing. I found out later.
- “Can your woody do this?” Are words a mother never wants to hear. I decide to take a peek in the room. And was relieved to see my boys swinging the Woody doll from Toy Story around the room.
- When you hear a small knocking and hear “help me.” After following the sound you discover this.
- The boys excitedly point and with such sweet enthusiasm say, “Is that a real midget?!” I quickly walk away without looking back.
- When you run and take a picture then help your son. How he did this, you still wonder to this day.
- Eating at a Chinese restaurant, my kids look forward to the fortune cookies. My son picks his and says, “Mine is about bananas.”
- The original Captain Underpants!
- Your son is reading a book, which you decide is quite big so you ask, “What are you reading?” The response, The Dictionary. Oh. Not something I even considered to have on my reading list.
- No words, necessary.
Kids are amazing little people that have a mind of their own. They will make you laugh, cry and sometimes question your parenting skills. But I would never change one thing in these past years with my children.
Kristine Walton, RN , BSN
Wife/ Mother of 5/Registered Nurse
Contact Kristine @ kd_2426@Hotmail.com
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What things do your children say?