Friday, April 3, 2009

What They Hear

I love you. You can't be hungry again. Rock-a-bye.
Winnie the Pooh goes on the front, unless he's on the inside.
Childproof. Terrible twos.
You are what you eat, my little potting soil.
I hear you lying with eyes in the back of my head.
This hurts me more and it's best for you.
Pick up your dirty socks and clean your plate.
Did you want to burn the house down?
Express yourself appropriately.
I'm not the one who wanted a hound.
Words we don't use in THIS house.
You can be anything you choose, but...
Structured play. Age appropriate.
To protect AND empower you in the REAL world.
Safe sports. Adventure games.
Gifted and practice makes perfect.
I spoke with your teacher.
How many times do I have to tell you?
You are NOT other kids who have a cell phone.
Texting? You're three feet apart!
Imagine, dream, and create on schedule.
Show me again how to use the parental control.
What I meant when I said WATCH your sister...
Born in a barn with starving children,
where money trees grow on junk food.
Trust you, and check your email.
It's NOT all about grades.
Make the right decisions.
With whom? Have a good time, check in, and be home by...
Follow your dreams, and make a living wage.
And when did you plan to bring her by to introduce us?
Wrap you, free you, and why haven't you called?
I love you. I'm proud of you. I miss you.
I did the best I could.


Scribbit said...

I'm counting how many of these were said just today :)

NGS said...

I think this is very clever. It's an interesting way to think about the world from their perspective. It will certainly make me watch my words a bit more carefully!!

Antique Mommy said...

I hope (and pray) that no matter what dumb thing I might say on any given day that Sean hears "I love you, you delight me. I'm glad you were born.

Excellent pots.