If you’re a mom like me, I’m sure you can relate to this quote. It’s always the things you never imagined you’d have to say to your kids that will zap your energy…
“No, you cannot clean the new flat screen TV with milk!”
“Wearing underwear isn’t optional. You must wear underwear.”
“When you shower you need to use soap, every time!”
“No, we don’t ask random strangers if they’re going to have a baby, especially when they are men!”
I mean, I could write a book of all the things I’ve told my kids that I never thought would have to be explained.
In the moment I get so frustrated that I’m even having the conversation. Then afterward, sometimes LONG afterward, it’s fun to think back about all the things they say and do. I used to think that it was just me, but don’t worry, every mom has a conversation with her children at one point or another that she never dreamed would be necessary. AND I can tell you if you’re the mom of little boys, hold on for the ride as you will have these conversations A LOT!!
My oldest two, who have been the main culprits, are now ten and eight. I fear that our conversations are going to start changing quickly…
“No, you can’t wear that out of the house!”
“No, you are not old enough to have a cell phone yet!”
BUT, with an almost two-year-old….I Can’t wait to see what the next few years will bring!