I think we all probably do it, through being tired or busy. Do any of these sound familiar?
Do you ever say anything to your kiddies but it actually meant something else? I think we all probably do it, through being tired or busy. Our darlings love to keep us on our toes and while they may listen to our threats today, they will soon learn! Eek!
Here are a few things we sometimes say but actually mean something completely different:
“Don’t make me come over there”
= Please just behave and get off your brother as I am exhausted and can’t lift myself off this sofa.
“Eat up your dinner or you won’t get a biscuit”
= Actually that depends on how much you scream for the biscuit as I can’t handle another toddler tantrum. However it might only be a plain biscuit and not one of those tasty ones I have hidden in the cupboard.
“I wouldn’t have treated my parents like that at your age”
= Right now I can barely remember how I behaved when I was younger but I bet I was an angel. That does not mean you can ring your Grandparents to check on my previous behaviour, take my word for it.
“Go and watch T.V”
= Just give me a few minutes to gather my thoughts and maybe go to the toilet alone (that would be a luxury).
= I didn’t hear what you said but you seem rather pleased with yourself, until I realise you have drawn a mural on our newly painted walls. Not nice!
“If you do that I will take all your toys from your room”
= Well that is an awful lot of work, taking all they toys out and then having to rearrange them neatly tomorrow?! Fingers crossed I don’t have to follow through!
“Ask your Dad / Ask your Mum”
= I have no idea how the world began or why dinosaurs aren’t here anymore!
“I’ll think about it”
= The answer is likely going to be no, no, no! But I am plaumausing you and this will buy me some time…
“I love you”
= I don’t just love you, I live for you. I truly mean it, you are my world. I will love you forever and ever.