Parenting two two-year olds is a lesson in endurance, patience, and wonder. There are days we find ourselves repeating the same phrase repeatedly and days where we say things we never would have dreamed before having kids. They go something like this:
Don’t lick the tire.
Don’t eat dirt.
Don’t eat rocks.
Don’t drink gutter water.
Don’t bite the ball.
Don’t lick the door.
Don’t use your books as leverage to climb out of your crib.
Don’t climb on the back of the stroller.
Don’t hit.
Don’t bite.
Don’t throw.
Don’t eat play-doh.
Don’t play in the dog water.
Don’t stand on the table.
Keep the water in the tub.
Be gentle with the dog/cat.
Do you want to go to time out?
Are you poopy?
Are you tired?
Are you hungry?
Use your indoor voice.
Use your words.
Does any of this sound familiar to anyone else?

4 thoughts on “THE THINGS WE SAY

  1. Thank you for not making me feel alone:) I am an adopting mother of two 19 month olds. Until today, I thought I was the only one who asks their son not to like the tires!

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