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What phrases make you absolutely CRINGE now that you're a parent?

Posted by on Mar. 31, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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The 2 Words Moms Dread Hearing


by Jeanne Sager 

children playingMy pediatrician delivered bad news this week. My daughter's goopy, red eyes was just what I feared ... a walloping case of pink eye. Cue six loads of laundry to wash everything she might have come in contact with, compulsive hand washing to the point where my hands are red and raw, and of course obsessing about every little itch and tick of my own eyes.

Pink eye. Two little words. One massive mom headache.

That's always how it is, isn't it? Something so small, something that sounds so innocuous, fills you with dread when you're a parent? In fact, pink eye ranks right up at the top of a list of the absolute worst phrases in the English language ... at least for parents. What else is on the list? Why I thought you'd never ask!

1. Pink eye

2. Snow day

3. Head lice

4. Justin Bieber

5. Send cupcakes

6. Chaperones needed

7. Science project

8. Food allergy

9. Driver's permit

10. Summer break

11. Chuck E. Cheese (OK, not exactly 2 words, but close enough!)

12. Fundraising contest

13. Class mom

14. Pediatrician appointment

15. Bake sale

What phrases make you absolutely CRINGE now that you're a parent?

 

Image via Felix Montino/Flickr

by on Mar. 31, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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Briesmom38
by Gold Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Delayed Opening!!!  I've had enough this winter!

Science project or any project

Book report

** It's 5 O'clock Somewhere **

Pumpkinbean
by New Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 2:38 PM
Stomach virus.
LuckymOmma_
by on Mar. 31, 2014 at 2:52 PM
Chuckee cheese,once I spent three hours there and left with a headache,stomach virus,snow day,send a treat to the class
pinkcsmtlgy
by Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 2:53 PM

School closing

big.city.mama
by Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 3:55 PM
1 mom liked this
Hell Dear Parents is enough to make me cringe
KylesMom409
by Linnette on Mar. 31, 2014 at 9:18 PM
Quoting Pumpkinbean: Stomach virus.

Same here!
mjimaging
by Melissa on Mar. 31, 2014 at 10:22 PM
Head lice is a big one. But we dealt with it once and now we know how to prevent. Not again.
kyledavidsmom
by Tara on Mar. 31, 2014 at 10:33 PM
Thats one of my biggest fears

Quoting mjimaging: Head lice is a big one. But we dealt with it once and now we know how to prevent. Not again.
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