I have been collecting interesting tid bits about what Mom's tell their children and general info on being a Mommy. I would love it if some of you had some stories of when your kids were growing up what you said to them etc..
Example... One nurse I work with got her daughter off the bottle by cutting the hole bigger and bigger. Her daughter would throw the bottle down and say "bad bobby". She got so frustrated with the flow of milk from the bottle that she FINALLY tried a tippy cup and enjoyed the results
Being an ER nurse I had no time for little owies... I told my children that I only wanted to know there was a problem if:
1. They fell down and hurt themselves and a bone was sticking out
2. They had a temp for 4 consecutive days over 103 and they were taking their tylenol and advil as instructed
3. They were unconscious for more then 3 mins and it was witnessed by a reliable source
4. If they cut themselves, they had to have a measurable cup of blood.
I'll never forget the day I heard my son in the kitchen... "OWIE,OWIE, OWIE" I went to check on him . He had been using an exacto knife while working on a model and had cut his hand. There he was with his hand over the measuring cup. When I came in he said "It's not a cup yet, Mom". Okay, so I tried the home steri strips but the bleeding wouldn't stop. Off to the ER and one tetanus shot and five sutures later he was fine!!!
Any one out there have any Mommy-isms????
Oct 6, '01
Canoehead - That's exactly what I'm doing
I have about 60 pages so far and came to the board to see if others had some input. My daughter is getting older and like you, wants her copy. I told her it's given out at the hospital after the birth of your first child. I had to ammend that by saying the first child born to moms and dads that are married and love each other. I didn't want her to get any ideas that just having a baby would get her the book. NO parent wants kids to read that badly
I've used the lost handbook on my kids too.
To get my kids to eat vegetables I use to call them by different names - broccoli was green trees, asparagus was snake heads, guacamole was frog. etc. I would get calls from other Moms after their kids ate with us.."Just what DID you have for dinner tonigh????"
I've been working on this project on and off for several years and my kids are getting to that age where I better get it done before they get married.
I love the replies so far but need as many as I can get. Come on all you Moms and Dads - I KNOW you have some interesting tidbits, rules, sayings etc.
When my kids were little I used to sing to them:
"Nut butter and jelly
It fills up your belly
It tastes nice and yummy
So good for your tummy.
This song was sung whenever they asked for a roast beef sandwich!
Last edit by spudflake on Oct 6, '01