Saturday, May 21, 2011

Motherhood Hint #88

This blog post has been entered in The Christian Home magazine's weekly issue.  You can read more entries at The Legacy of Home blog.


25 Things NOT to ask your kids ... because you probably won't like the answer:

  1. WHAT were you THINKING?!?!

  2. WHY did you DO that?!?!

  3. Am I embarrassing you?

  4. What were you whispering about?  (implying it had better not be me)

  5. WHERE are your CLOTHES?

  6. Were you eating MUD?

  7. What do you want to eat?   (hot dogs and ketchup and ice cream)

  8. Are you ready to go to bed?  (ha ha)

  9. Did you use soap?

  10. Don't you want to sleep in your OWN bed?

  11. Has anyone seen the puppy?

  12. Is that mud ...  or poop?

  13. Can't ANYONE pick up the baby, or are we just going to let her cry?

  14. Do I have to do EVERYTHING around here?

  15. WHAT did you SAY?

  16. Don't you care about their feelings?  (not at the moment)

  17. Is that how you want to be treated?

  18. What are you eating now?

  19. Does anyone want to help me?   (silence usually follows this one)

  20. Do you know how to do this chore?  (the answer is usually no)

  21. Didn't I tell you NOT to do that?

  22. Didn't you hear me calling you?   (huh?)

  23. Was that a kind thing to say/do?

  24. Hey, isn't that your friend so-and-so over there? (pointing helps)

  25. What schoolwork have you finished already?  (again ... the silence)


Unfortunately, these are all things that I have said in very recent days.  I'm sure you can imagine some of the answers I got.


What question have you asked, and then regretted?


Rejoicing in Family,
April E.


  1. Those all sound very familiar!

  2. You'd think that after four kids and about 18 years, I would have learned not to ask those kinds of questions. But I still do. *sigh* Thanks for helping me laugh about it!

  3. delightful post!
    enjoyed reading.

    God bless you and may you have a sweet day,
    d from homehaven

  4. Thankfully, I'm not keeping track of my recent questions, lol.


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