As a parent, we find ourselves talking a great deal of the time,
especially to the younger set.
Or, as I am discovering, to boys in general, no matter the age.
It appears, that like many of the grown up versions of boys,
there are some things they simply can't remember, regardless of their age.
Here's a small sampling of things that I have found myself saying,
sometimes almost daily, it seems..
I can't hear you from there.. come in to this room.
I still can't hear you.
Are you ready to go?
You are? Did you brush your teeth?
Go brush your teeth.
Your teeth look yellow. Go brush them again.
Your teeth look ORANGE! Go brush your teeth again.
Did you brush your hair? Why not?
If you lose your hair as an adult, you'll be happy then.
Go brush it again.
Did you change your underwear?
Go change it.
Dirty clothes go in the hamper, not on the floor.
This is still folded. It is not dirty. Go put it away.
Not there. THERE.
WHAT? WHAT DID YOU SAY?
Don't speak to me in that tone of voice.
What tone? THAT tone.
Don't look at me like that, young man.
No, we don't pee there. Pee goes in the toilet.
PEE GOES IN THE TOILET!!!!
How can you miss a toilet hole that big? Clean it up.
It's in the pantry. Yes, we do, it's on the second shelf.
On the RIGHT.
THE SECOND SHELF ON THE RIGHT!
It's RIGHT HERE. You're WELCOME.
Get off your brother.
Get off your sister.
If you wrestle, just know that someone's going to get hurt.
Is there blood? No? Then as you were.
Stop. Stop it. STOP IT!
GO TO YOUR ROOM!
I'm going to kick you to next Tuesday.
Do you want some cheese to go with that whine?
I don't speak Whinese.
Say you're sorry to your brother.
No, like you mean it.
I love you too.
You are the best boy in the whole world.
I'm lucky to be your mom.