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What admonition do you find yourself repeating over and over to your kids?

If you put your shoes where they belong instead of leaving them wherever you toss them, you'll find them when you need them.

I just said it yet again. If I had a nickel for every time ...

 
Ballad

Asked by Ballad at 11:53 AM on Feb. 20, 2013 in General Parenting

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Answers (15)
  • Quit picking your sister up! Don't put her on the couch! Leave Kaylie alone! Don't take that from your sister. Stop jumping off your dresser/furniture, etc. Don't play in the toilet! (That's both) You can't eat paper sweetheart; you are not a goat. Here's a book you can chew on.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 12:43 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • "Clean up your toys, I'm going to vacuum & they'll get sucked up!" or "Stop knocking your sister over" LOL!
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:56 AM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • "inside voices!!" "be nice!" and "get out of his face!"

    my kids are little so i have to use short phrases haha
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 12:04 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • "get out of his face" seems to be one I use a lot too. My 6yr old is very intens at times and gets too much in his brothers face.
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 12:17 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • "Leave him alone." "Take your hands off of him." "Get out of his face." "Don't talk to him like that." "If you would put your shoes where they belong, we wouldn't have to hunt for them." "Did you look in the laundry basket for your underwear? No? Then how do you know there's none clean?" (That one is usually on laundry day!) "Eat your dinner." "Finish your dinner." (Yes, I know they seem the same but they really are different!)

    I have way too many. lol
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 12:25 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • "Be sweet" and "talk nicely" are probably the two most common
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 12:38 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • Just STOP!

    *they are teens and they STILL argue and fight evry time they are in the same room for more than half a second...

    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:06 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • LISTEN TO ME!
    hootie826

    Answer by hootie826 at 1:09 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • i find comfort in knowing im not the only mom yelling "get out of his face!" to my kid haha
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 2:13 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • "Everyone back up and settle down!" That a blanket phrase for dh, kids, pets and it gets used at least 5 times a week!
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 3:24 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

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