My children do some of the darnedest things. I find myself saying things that I never dreamed of saying. What is the phrase you were shocked to say?

Mine was:

Get off the garage roof and back into this house. You are half naked for crying out loud!

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asked 15 May '10, 20:08

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Very recently:

No Robin, you can't take your chainsaw to bed with you.

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answered 19 May '10, 08:37

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I recall saying "You can't have any more broccoli until you've finished your chips" (french fries) to my eldest when she was about 3. Unfortunately we no longer have to say that (she's 8 now).

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answered 27 May '10, 18:48

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I had a moment where I didn't know what to say. My daughter dumped a bowl of dry cereal on the floor so she could use the carpet sweeper. I was torn between scolding her for deliberately making a mess or praising her for cleaning it up, because I knew that, no matter what I said, it would probably be taken the wrong way.

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answered 16 May '10, 06:51

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edited 16 May '10, 23:32

+1 yes I think I have had one or two of those moments !

(16 May '10, 13:59) Emi

My baby is a little young to draw absurd phrases from me just yet. However, my father frequently quotes this one from Raising Arizona:

Now you take that diaper off your head and put it back on your sister!

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answered 17 May '10, 21:25

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+1, I love that movie!

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"Baby, quit licking the cat, he can bath himself..." was the latest one.

"The dog is sorry she growled at you, but she doesn't like someone trying to poke her bum anymore than you do..." is an older one. (Personally I thought they were both lucky she didn't snap at him!)

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answered 17 May '10, 17:52

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"You can't go outside until you put some pants on!"

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answered 04 Jun '10, 17:56

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"[Child's Name], I really don't want to go to the ER twice in one week."

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answered 06 Jun '10, 21:18

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'Chairs are not for eating' 'Don't chew on the desk' 'Please stop trying to eat the couch'...

(she is getting in her two year molars and I am not confident how out furniture will make it through this stage)

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