Ever have those moments as a parent where you stop, take a moment and think “Did I actually just say that?” Well, I’ve had plenty, but one in particular sticks out in my brain lately, I’ll set the scene for you…
One day I was making meatballs at the request of one Hungry Farmer. I had my ground beef mixture all ready to go and I use a cookie/ice cream scoop to make my meat balls because a) it saves lots of time, b) it’s less messy, and c) my meatballs are all the same size and I don’t have to worry about cooking times. So I’m elbow deep scooping up meatbally goodness onto my baking trays, when Braden says, “oh, Mommy! I help you!” Totally normal. He loves to help in the kitchen. So he goes to grab a kitchen chair to bring over to the island…but on his way over he grabs his excavator toy. Then, the light bulb went off in my head and I actually said this:
“Braden, NO! You may not use your digger to scoop up meatballs!”
Now if that isn’t a total Boy Mom Moment….I don’t know what is! I just love how his little mind works! I totally understand why he wanted to use his excavator to help me with the meatball making process! My pregnancy/not-a-morning-person brain cannot think of anymore “things I actually say” sayings…but I’m sure there’s tons more, but that one is my favorite! Come to think of it…here’s a few more:
“Braden, what does Mommy say about playing with the dishwasher?” [enter smart ass husband] “Tuh not to!” – Jay in his best Mater voice
“Braden, do NOT lick the (cat, table, floor, etc)! We only lick our food!….sometimes!”
Do you have lots of “things you actually say”?