Saturday, August 18, 2012

How many times do I have to say it?

Part of being a parent is repeating yourself over and over again until your little angels get the message.  I know they speak & comprehend English.  Yet I still find myself repeating the same thing day after day.

How many times do I have to say:
  • Stop!
  • Stop it!
  • Don't climb on the couch.
  • Don't sit on the arm of the couch.
  • Put the pillows back on the couch.
  • Don't sit on the dog bed.
  • Don't lay in the dog bed.
  • Brush your teeth.
  • Eat your food.
  • Come here.
  • Put your shoes away.
  • Put your shoes on.
  • Clean up your room.
  • Clean up your crumbs.
  • Turn the TV off.
  • Turn the volume up.
  • Turn the volume down.
  • Put the remote control on the shelf.
  • Buckle up.
  • Go to bed.
  • Get up.
I'm sure if I had all day there would be tons more I could add to the list.  I wonder if the kids are wondering how many times they have to say:
  • Mom
  • Mom
  • Mom
  • Mom
  • Mom
   Do they get tired of repeating themselves?  Probably not.

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