Monday, June 18, 2012

You heard what I said!

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I am a broken record. I noticed recently that, as a
mom, I find myself saying a lot of the same things over and over again each day. Here are just a few:

Stop that!

Eat your food.

Do you need to use the potty? Are you sure? Are you sure?

Did you wash your hands?

Where's your milk cup?

Where's your water cup?

Did you turn off the light?

Turn down the TV.

I'm sorry.

Say you're sorry.

Share!

Be nice.

I like you, too.

It's almost naptime!

It's almost bedtime!

I didn't hear you say please.

What?

No.

Because I said so!

Hurry up or we'll be late.

Okay, but only one.

I'll be done in a minute.

What do you want for a snack?

I love you!


Whew! I often think I should just record myself so I don't have to repeat these things so many times--but really, what would be the fun of that? ☺

Finally, I'd like to share this video called "The Mom Song," where a performer uses two minutes and fifty-five seconds to sing about all the things a mom says in a 24-hour period. She set her song to the tune of the William Tell Overture, and it's absolutely hilarious! Enjoy!



What things do you find yourself saying over and over again each day?

45 comments:

  1. I've seen that mom video, you are right, it is hilarious!! LOL with your most commonly used phrases, isn't that the truth though as a mom with young children? We do end up repeating ourselves a lot with the same phrases.

    I think these days my most common words are "its okay, Koda" when he's barking about the birds in the backyard :)

    have a great Monday!

    betty

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    1. The funny thing is, I hear my son telling my daughter a lot of the things he hears from me. That's a wake-up call right there to how often I use these phrases!

      Have a wonderful day!

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  2. I've seen The Mom Song before and it is so funny--but so true! I haven't been in the active mom role for many years. The thing I nagged about the most was from the time he was old enough to take his heart medication himself, because he'd often forget, it was "Did you take your pills?"...almost every day. Which was a bad thing because I turned into his pill alarm clock--LOL! ;)

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    1. You just sound like a kind, caring mom to me. :)

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  3. cute--this reminds me of an old friend--who has passed away---she did a kinda talk about what a mom says at one of our church "fall follies"--i am so glad i have it recorded!

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    1. What a wonderful thing to have!

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  4. I love that song - and it is all so true! I think as moms we learn what words, wording, tone, and whatever else get our kids to react. I have some other words, and some words I wish I didn't use so much, that work and that I know don't work yet I use them anyway. It's an interesting learning curve to see what works for our kids. I know what worked for Big does not usually work for Little!

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    1. That's a good point. My daughter is much more stubborn than my son, and she's not bothered by a lot of what I say. My son usually does the things I ask him to do much more quickly. It's funny how different they are.

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  5. So funny! Did you wash your hands is a biggie around here. And, go get socks. And, no you cannot have another dessert!

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  6. That was great!
    I still find myself saying the same things over and over even though the kids are almost adults. My most common saying is "please pick that up" because they leave stuff everywhere.

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    1. I forgot that one! I feel like I say that fifty times a day.

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  7. Love the list and I find myself saying those same things to my 3 y/o grandson who is currently in the "but why?" phase of life whenever you say or ask him something. :) I also loved the video you added for the posting.

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  8. HAHAHAHA! That sounds just like me. As a mom of four, I swear I repeat myself all day. I've started telling my kids, "If you don't have to listen to me, I don't have to listen to you." And guess what? They're listening better!

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    1. I love that! I might have to try it. :)

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  9. *LOL* That is like reading the text of my conversations during the days! Lately I've been singing the Good-bye song from Yo Gabba Gabba over and over again. When I ask my son to sing it for himself, he says I do it better. Who can say no to that?

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  10. lOVE THE LIST dANA i FIND THAT i USE MOST OF THOSE ON THE HUSBAND MORE THEN THE CHILD LOL :)) GREAT JOB HAVEN'T SEEN THE VIDEO YET i WILL WATCH IT TONIGHT ON THE HOME COMPUTER :}

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    1. Hope you enjoy the video—and that's too funny about your husband!

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  11. It's the universal mommy gene at work!

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  12. I loved that mom song! It is hilarious. And, believe me, we ALL have said those same things a zillion times!!

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    1. And as someone else remarked, we'll never stop saying them (or a variation of them). :)

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  13. LOVED the video!
    I find myself saying all the time: everything changes, I'm tired, my head hurts, I'm hungry. How's that for honesty? Thanks for the laugh!

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  14. Great video!

    I'm so glad it's not just me that has to say the same things over and over.

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    1. Nope, it's definitely not just you. ;)

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  15. That is hilarious! I'm not a mom, but I work at a coffee shop and I spent all day asking "What size did you want?" because people never say what size! It can be very annoying. I appreciate moms. :)

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    1. Also, I have an award for you over at my blog! :)

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  16. oh the mom song is so fabulous!!! she captures the meaning!!
    I have to answer those same questions over and over to every kid...drives me crazy!

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    1. I can't figure out how my sister is still sane. She has five kids. Like you, she has to repeat things over and over and over... :)

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  17. That is a great video! Laughs and more laughs! So true! Moms DO say the same things over and over. When your kids are older, it still continues - wear your seat belt, wear your seat belt, do you have insurance money, do you have insurance money?!?!?! :-)

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    1. Same song, different refrain, right? ;)

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  18. I got my sister a birthday card that is similar...there are 9 cakes on the front, each one frosted with a mom saying on it. Too funny!

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    1. Sounds hilarious! I'll have to see if I can find that one (or a similar one) for my sister, who's a mom of five. :)

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  19. I think as a mom, you're required to become a broken record. It's inevitable.

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  20. Fun! Being a broken record has its advantages... at least you don't have to think too much :)

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  21. exactly! we need a mommy button box!

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  22. BRILLIANT!

    I'm gonna share that one.

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