• Haha! I am sure she will never forget that.

    • Even if she does, I’m sure I’ll remind her somehow. #howtoembaressyour16yearold

  • Oh no hahaha…gosh, her at 16! I can’t even fathom that right now.

  • Nathan R.

    I told Ainslie (5) on the way home tonight that she can’t ever grow up, I won’t let her. Her reply, “You can’t, God made me to keep growing”

  • Enid

    Mine saying is” I’ve told you 3 x and if I have to say it again I’m just gonna kick some butt.” Such a nice mommy

  • Mine’s from last night – a profound lesson learned by my almost 2 year old: “Dude, don’t drop deuces in the tub.”

    • Man, there was just something in the air last night, eh? 10 min ago Judah (1.5) just plopped some clothes in the toilet that Luik (4) forgot to flush from earlier. Not pretty.

  • I just had a unique experience: a parenting technique that actually worked. So the kids had a cousin for a sleepover. I came downstairs this morning to find the house WRECKED. I sat my three kids and the cousin on the couch and said this: “You are going to clean this entire floor. Pick up, wipe down, floors vacuumed or swept. I have set the timer for 20 minutes. During this time, you may not talk, make noise, or gesture to each other. Each time you do, I take one minute from your time. Beat the deadline and you’ll be happy. Miss the deadline..not so much.”

    You should have seen them go. WHOOSH. And this was the good part: after they cleaned and made the deadline. My oldest son said, “Wow, we got so much done. Because we couldn’t talk, we didn’t argue or boss each other around. And we actually worked better.”

    Can you believe it?