Things I Thought I’d Never Say…Until I Became a Parent


Before becoming a mom, there are probably a few things that you never imagined yourself saying. And then you become a mom and find yourself in complete shock when you end up saying these very things. Here are some things I thought I’d never say until I became a mom, that is!

You can’t eat at the dinner table naked– Why is it that kids would rather run around the house naked all the time instead of putting some clothes on? When my kids were little, they would show up at the dinner table, in their birthday suit, ready to eat dinner. Before I became a mom, I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be telling another person to put some clothes on to eat dinner.

“You can’t eat your boogers!”- It is totally weird to me that some kids are fascinated with eating their boogers, mainly boys though. I mean, seriously, if your boogers bother you that much, get a tissue or heck, even wipe them on your pants, but they don’t belong in your mouth!

“Don’t wash your hands in the dog’s water bowl!”– Yes, I found my toddler son washing his hands one day in the dog’s water dish. You just gotta laugh at some of the things kids come up with these days. I am guessing that kids think that because they use water to wash their hands, any water will do the trick.


“The dog is not a horse!”- I don’t know about anyone else, but my kids thought the family dog was a horse and they could just sit on him and ride him around the living room. Granted, our dog was a German Shepherd so he was a big dog, but still not a horse.

“Don’t sit on your brother’s head!”– Ah, the joys of siblings! Why do I need to tell one of my children that their brother’s head is not used for sitting? Seriously, is that not something that is obvious? Apparently not! While boys will be boys, and they will wrestle and play a bit rough at times, sitting on another one’s head isn’t included.

Have you said any of these things? Moms and dads, what are some things you have said that you’ve said only now that you are parents?

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  1. haha – oh my are these hilarious! What funny things that one says as a parent, huh? Be sure to write these down every-single-time they happen to keep a funny journal of these parenting moments!

  2. It is seriously hilarious the things we find ourselves saying to our kids. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has a birthday suit dinner eater in the family!

  3. Hahaha this has made me laugh so much! Don’t sit on your brothers head! Bless, bet you having some memorable moments every day with your little ones:) xx

  4. Haha this is hilarious! My favorite is you can’t sit on the dinner table naked. I can’t imagine the things I will be telling my kids.

  5. Hahaha. Omg, this was a hilarious read! I don’t have any kids yet but I’m afraid I might just be in the same boat as you when that happens 🙂

  6. I found myself telling my daughter not to eat dog food so many times when she was little! i still have to tell her that she needs to keep her clothes on too!

  7. I can so relate to this. It’s funny when you think about it but it totally makes sense during the time that you said it. Having four kids, I have my fair share of things like this.

  8. That dinner table and eating naked thing made me laugh. My kids always loved to strip down when they go to the table. No clue why!

  9. Haha, these are spot on! As a nanny, I say so many crazy things that would never come out of my mouth unless I was talking to a little kid lol!

  10. I was just talking with some moms in our PTO about this today!!! It’s crazy, you don’t even realize how insane you sound until after you say these things!

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