Friday, July 29, 2011

20 Things you probably shouldn't say to your child...

Last week CNN ran a story called "9 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Child." Personally, I was surprised that they could only think of nine, but I assumed that I could guess them all without even reading their post. So I wrote down my list of things that I thought you should never say to your kid and turns out their list of prohibited things included stuff like “Don’t be sad” and “Great job!” My list included things like, “Of course you can go play with those bears” and “Why don't you hitchhike? It would totally be cheaper. ” I suppose CNN and I will just have to agree to disagree on this one. But while we’re on the subject, I’d like to share with you my list of things you probably shouldn’t say to your child. (Feel free to add your own in the comments.)

  1. But how will you know you don’t like meth unless you try it?
  2. You made a "C-" in Social Studies? We paid to have your tail removed and this is how you repay me? Yeah, that’s right. You had a tail, and God help me, I will reattach it myself if you don’t get your shit together.
  3. You can't have that wine!  The good stuff is for mommy, you can have the cheep bottle at the back of the fridge. 
  4. Oh my gosh, that stray dog totally wants to hug you! Growling is just “loud purring.” If you‘ll stop screaming, he’ll probably stop biting.
  5. Next time, I’m buying a two-seater with no back seat.
  6. Why won’t I let you go to Chuck E. Cheese? Because your lies killed Santa Claus. What lies? Well I don’t know... I’d ask Santa but I can’t. Because he’s dead.
  7. I did too get you a pony. It’s in the freezer. Are you hungry? (My mom used to say this to me)
  8. Would you like to go live on a farm? There’s lots of space to run around.
  9. Well, maybe I wouldn’t drink so much if you didn’t lose so many beauty pageants. YOU’RE COMPETING AGAINST 4-YEAR-OLDS! HOW HARD COULD IT BE?
  10. So your dad has a new girlfriend, huh? Well, when she asks you to call her “mommy,” what do you say? That’s right. You say, “My daddy is a man-whore.
  11. Well, when you were in my belly, you were twins. Then you ate your sister. And that’s why you can’t have a puppy.
  12. I'll un-duct-tape you from the ceiling fan when you stop crying. The louder you cry, the faster this thing goes.
  13. Remind me next time that birth control is cheaper than antidepressants.
  14. Why can’t you be more like the cat? Yes, I'm aware it ran away. My Gawd, for a 5-year-old, you cannot take a hint. You know who could take a hint though? Mr. Sparkles. That cat had talent.
  15. Sometimes I regret stealing you from that leper colony.
  16. You have your father’s eyes. I kept them for you so you’d have something to remember him by. They’re in a box under your bed.
  17. If you don't stop, I'm going to put you in the attic with your brother... You do too have a brother, you've just never seen him!
  18. DON'T SHARE YOUR CRACK PIPE, because I read in a pamphlet that you can spread meningitis that way.
  19. If you weren’t around, I could get a rich man to keep me.
  20. Well, I can’t drive to the hospital until I sober up, so you’ll just have to drop those fingers on ice for a few hours. Or in milk. I can’t remember which you do for cut-off fingers. But don’t use my milk. I am totally craving cereal right now.

1 comment:

  1. Lol, thats just wrong....but funny!