Sometimes my kids say “It’s not fair” or “Dinner is gross!” and I think, “I’m with you, kid.” Per the ultra-secret Parent Code of Conduct, I can’t admit this to my children. Truth is, sometimes they are right. Don’t tell my kids, but I’ve compiled a list of 10 truths kids say. Too bad they can never know.
It’s Not Fair: 10 Truths Kids Say
- It’s Not Fair! Remember when your mom would respond, “Life’s not fair” and you thought she was the worst? I always have to bite my tongue on this one because it’s true. So much of the time, it isn’t fair. I feel your pain, kid.
- He/She is Your Favorite! This is also true, but my favorite changes depending on the week, day, hour, and minute. That makes it okay, right?
- But You Eat on the Couch! I also spill on the couch, much to my husband’s chagrin. I’m an adult, though, so I get to do it anyway.
- I Forgot! Sometimes it’s an excuse, but I legitimately think kids really do forget what you told them two minutes ago. This is most likely the product of not listening in the first place.
- He/She Deserved it! So many times, I privately think, “That’s probably true.” Sometimes their sibling probably does deserve a good smack. Too bad that doesn’t make it okay.
- That Doesn’t Make Any Sense. Jokes, common expressions, movie plots, arbitrary rules parents create on the spot – the world is weird. Don’t tell them we’re just flying by the seat of our pants most of the time.
- Dinner is Gross. Sometimes, they’re not wrong here. Budget, lack of creativity, time constraints, and desperation can lead to some pretty lame meals. I don’t love casserole, either, but you can’t beat a one-pot meal on soccer and piano practice night.
- You Have a Big Belly/Nose/Wart/Bottom. The thing about these comments from kids – they’re usually observations, not judgments. An adult is providing unspoken commentary on said big feature. A kid is just telling you about the world. And my belly is kind of big.
- You Just Don’t Want to. You caught me, kid! I don’t actually have to go to the bathroom or empty the dishwasher right now. But if I have to set up another train track, push someone else on the swing, or put clothing on anymore miniature figurines, I might lose my mind.
- You’re Not Listening! Wait. Were you talking? Your sister was also talking and then the baby spit up. I started singing the song on the radio in my head and it reminded me of the book I want to read. We should go to the library. Wait. What did I just say “yes” to?
What other truths do your kids say?