Friday, July 30, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Moms


The things that we mothers (and aunts, teachers, grandmothers) say to children each day are some of life’s best comedy. But it’s no joke: Such is life as a mom! To celebrate that truth, and to give us an opportunity to commiserate and laugh together.

I read MckMama's blog quite a bit. I've actually been reading since Stellan was maybe 3 or 4 months old. I'm not really sure when I started, but I enjoy reading about the life and times of another Mom with *MSC (Many Small Children). Since I am expecting #4 in January, I will be joining Jennifer as a Mom of MSC very soon (Because I don't think 3 qualifies?). Anyway, she's come up with this new Out of the Mouth of Moms, and I find it really funny and interesting.

Here are a few of my gems this week:

*I don't care who did it,I need to know if the baby ate any of the gel out of the mousepad!

*Lily, please don't poop on the toybox again!

*Cat poop is not the same as playdoh, put it back!

*Yes, I heard you, I'm just not available right now, please leave a message at the beep-Beeeep.

*Oh my...I think I just threw up in my mouth a little, did you just eat your sister's booger?

*No, I don't think God would like to know that you hit each other all the time.

*How did your sister get this bruise on her butt? - No answer from them- funny how it looks like this star shaped toy you have in your hand...

*No, you can't get a tattoo for your birthday, you'll only be 7.

*No, you have to sit in a carseat until you are 8 years old and at least 80lbs, I don't care that your friends aren't sitting in them, it's the law, and I'm not going to jail.

*Yes, I'm sure it's the law.

*Because I read it in a book, because I'm very smart, 22 years older than you, and I can read.

*Fine then, I won't be your friend either, I will continue to be your Mother and keep you safe, protected, fed, and alive.

*Yes Ruthie, some day you will have boobies too.

*Lily, stop standing on that stool, you're going to fall and bust your teeth out.

*No, I'm certain your sister would not like you to punch all her teeth out.

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  1. LOL...again and again.
    Thanks for the day brightener.

  2. When Kaisa was too little to read, I told her, "Because that's what the instructions say..." for everything. I would even pick up any piece of paper that had words and fake read, "Kaisa is to go to bed at 8:00 promptly so she may get a good nights sleep..." And she would always agree as long as "the instructions said it..."

    So, her first day at the Inupiaq Immersion school, (she had turned three the day before) I got a call from the teachers and they said that she was in trouble because she refused to put down the play food and take a nap. They said she yelled at them, "Well THEN, break out the instructions and SHOW ME WHERE IT SAYS THAT!"

    Be careful what you say...hahahahha.

    P.S. Ruthie and the boobies...classic!