When I was young, my mom used the phrase “This hurts me more than it hurts you,” more than once. I could never wrap my brain around that statement and remember wondering how it could possibly be true because I was feeling actual pain! Mind you, I was rarely hit, but the very few times I was disciplined, it crossed my mind.
As adults, my brothers and I have mentioned this to our mom, in a laughing and non-complaining manner. We’ve done so in those conversations where we all get together and reminisce about our childhoods. I remember the first time we mentioned this particular statement to her, she reacted by apologizing and saying that sometimes you just don’t realize what you say as a parent.
These types of memories from my own childhood and conversations with my mom led me to say that I would never utter similar words to my children when I became a mother myself. Think that worked out well? Here are seven phrases I never imagined I’d say as a mom, but that unfortunately, I’ve had the displeasure of saying.
7 Things I Never Thought I’d Say as a Mother
- Stop licking your toes!
- Also, don’t lick your brother’s toes!
- Because I said so…
- I don’t care, just do it!
- When I was your age…
- I swear…you kids are going to kill me!
- Seriously? SERIOUSLY??!!!
As a parent, have you found yourself saying things you never thought you would? Please share them in the comments below! I’d love to hear them!
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