6 things only a parent would say

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  1. “No you can’t eat the remote, no not mummy’s phone either” (ok you might also say this to a dog!)
  2. “Daddy’s ipad is not a drum!”
  3. “Please don’t eat mummy’s shoe/shoe lace”
  4. “No don’t eat ‘Baby X’s hand/arm/leg”
  5. “It’s POO time! Kickity kickity kick kick kick, poo, poo, poo, it’s swim swim day, you need to poo poo poo, kick kick kick, poo poo poo, go, go, go…. ” (sung with a massive smile on my face jumping up and down, while Baby gets very excited, and usually poos ?). Come on people, I can’t have her poo in the pool, even with 2 swim nappies and a swim wrap that has leak protection, I mean, seriously can you imagine the look on the well to do ladies-who-lunch if I stripped her off and there was poo in there! We’d be banned! If not, we’d get looks forever more.
  6. “Where’s your phone? Do you not want to phone cat? What about dog? You don’t have a frog so you can’t phone him.”

I’m sure I’ve said much worse than these, but I’ve said all of these in the last few days and then sat laughing at myself for saying such crazy things!

What have you said that only a parent would say? #thingsonlyaparentwouldsay

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    Mummy here and there
    September 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Haha brillant list and can identify with a few of these X

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      newmummy
      September 27, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks! X

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    Min
    September 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    OMG I have said all of these. I too have the swimming pool poo fear. I would say we haven’t had any issues yet, but we are swimming tomorrow so don’t want to tempt fate!
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      newmummy
      September 27, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Hope swimming went well! X

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    Chloe
    September 27, 2015 at 10:05 am

    hahaha brilliant. We’ve definitely said the phone one. It’s mostly ‘don’t put that in your mouth it’s not food’. Our most use phrase is ‘it’s not a bear it’s a dog’ when Evie shouts ‘BEAR’ really really loud every time a dog walks past us in the street. x #sundaystars
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    Azaria
    September 27, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I think I have said most of these things especially eating the remote/phone. My little girl is constantly trying to eat everything just now. Hopefully she grows out of that phase soon before my phone breaks with all the saliva πŸ™‚

    Azaria
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      newmummy
      September 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Hopefully! Fingers crossed x

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    Jessica Powell
    September 27, 2015 at 10:50 am

    All so very true! I looked up the other day and found myself saying, ‘don’t chew the skirting boards’. That’s not something I ever imagined having to say!
    #justanotherlinky

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      newmummy
      September 27, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Haha I’ve not said that one yet, but I won’t hold my breath it’s not coming soon x

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    Random Musings
    September 27, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Lol, love it, especially the poo song πŸ™‚ #SundayStars
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      newmummy
      September 27, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Hehehe it works too! X

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    Becky (@EducatingR)
    September 27, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Ha ha love these. I do something think “well i never thought i’d say that” quite regularly these days! Maybe I should start writing them down! #SundayStars
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      newmummy
      September 27, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      I know I do wonders sometimes x

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    The Speed Bump
    September 27, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Can totally identify with these! I’ve found myself saying “No, the stegosaurus doesn’t want any banana!” when SB is trying to feed her fruit to her toy dinosaur. And “Stop licking the windows!” – self explanatory, really! Great post πŸ™‚
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      newmummy
      September 27, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Hahaha, I think I might have that to come once she’s a bit older x

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    A Cornish Mum
    September 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Ha love it πŸ˜‰ Mine are 9 and 11 now I almost (only almost) miss the mini crazy people stage.

    Stevie x #JustAnotherLinky
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      newmummy
      September 27, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Awww, they are cute x

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    Catie
    September 27, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Ha ha. Brilliant, you reminder me that we actually had the poo disaster in the swimming pool changing room. I never dared go back! #justanotherlinky
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      newmummy
      September 27, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      That would be a solution, but we pay for lessons in blocks of 10 so I couldn’t afford not to go back!

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    Sugar&Rhubarb
    September 27, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    haha the poo jive!!! We find the jumperoo the perfect pre-swim activity πŸ˜‰
    #sundaystars
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      newmummy
      September 27, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Ooooh good suggestion, I can’t get her in it though, she gets really upset for some reason…. I must’ve overdone it πŸ™

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    Becky (@attwtwo)
    September 27, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Ha ha – we say some ridiculous things as parents don’t we?! My favourite from this week is “you have to wear your pants to go shopping. People don’t want to see your willy.” #justanotherlinky
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      newmummy
      September 27, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Hahaha that’s brilliant!

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    Luke Strickland
    September 28, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Yup, can relate to all of these! SO many conversations about bodily functions with my two!
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      newmummy
      October 1, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      It’s unreal isn’t it! Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

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    Karen
    September 28, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Brilliant! Although I have to say we have had two major poo incidents whilst swimming and swimming nappies are blooming brilliant – no leakages whatsoever. The changing room clean-up was a nightmare though!
    Thanks for linking up to #SundayStars
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      newmummy
      October 1, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Oh I cringe at the thought! It’s always a relief hearing the nappies work πŸ™‚

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    Farmerswifeandmummy
    September 28, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    He he how funny. My favourite is ‘daddy is eating it like a good boy’ ha ha ha #maternitymondays
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      newmummy
      October 1, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Hahaha ? x

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    Laura
    September 29, 2015 at 8:27 am

    “Did you get any wee on your toast?” (We’re potty training lol!)

    I love this list. I’ve certainly said and done some stuff I never thought I would since becoming a parent!

    #twinklytuesday

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      newmummy
      October 1, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Hahahaha oh I have all that to come, I’m sure it’ll only get crazier!

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    Louise Rodgers
    September 29, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Kids do make you say some strange things!! The most memorable thing I said this week was “don’t put your willy in your iPad!”
    Have you ever in your life heard anything so ridiculous? Well…yeah, you probably have!
    #TwinklyTuesday
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      newmummy
      October 1, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Hahaha that is one of the craziest!

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    Julie Downes
    September 29, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Ha ha brilliant list. Said most of these too, though not the swimming poo song. #twinklytuesdays
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      newmummy
      October 1, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you x

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    Cathy (MummyTravels)
    September 30, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Definitely said a few of these – ‘don’t headbutt the wall’ was a new one recently! (She only tried that once though )
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      newmummy
      October 1, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      Hahaha glad it was only once!

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    Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)
    September 30, 2015 at 7:08 am

    hehe eating the remote and ipad were always ones I used to say when my gremlin was younger. Why do they eat everything??? Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst. Fab post and see you again xx
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      newmummy
      October 1, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      I have no idea! Testing? X

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    Mumma McD
    September 30, 2015 at 7:29 am

    I have said quite a few of these in the last couple of hours alone!!
    #bestandworst
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      newmummy
      October 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      Some days are like that aren’t they πŸ™‚

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    Jenny
    September 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    and many more besides, and then there are the times when you are lost for words! #bestandworst
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    Hannah Parker
    October 1, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    wow, I need to learn that poo song – we often have issues of this nature at the pool, so avoiding the inevitable poo rush would be lovely! Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx
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      newmummy
      October 7, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      Definitely try it! Sometimes the high chair and singing it works… X

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    Becky @ PinksCharming
    October 2, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Ha ha this made me giggle. One of mine did a poo in the pool once (luckily I have the double layer nappy!) it was pretty hideous to clear up so if you can get the poo out before the pool, it’s a great plan! Becky x x #TwinklyTuesday
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      newmummy
      October 7, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      Urghhhh I’ve got shivers down my back at the thought! We do use the double nappy system too, but I’ll stick with the poo song as back up πŸ™‚

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    Random Musings
    October 2, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Back again πŸ™‚
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes
    Debbie
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      newmummy
      October 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      Hehe thank you!!

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    Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    October 4, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Isn’t it funny when you hear what you actually say? LOL Sleep deprivation and lack of adult company, those were my excuses anyway! LOL

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      newmummy
      October 7, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Oh absolutely!! πŸ™‚

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    Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    October 5, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Amazing isn’t it how much your vocabulary changes when you are a parent! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
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      newmummy
      October 7, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      It’s amazing, worrying, hilarious, flabbergasting… πŸ™‚

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    Victoria (Lylia Rose)
    October 23, 2015 at 7:16 am

    My most common one at the moment is ‘stop licking my arm/ear/face’ πŸ˜›
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      newmummy
      October 25, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Haha oh dear! X

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    Arthurwears
    October 25, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Haha this made me laugh. I’d probably have to add “no, you can’t eat the food out of mummy’s mouth” to mine! #KCACOLS
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      newmummy
      October 25, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Haha yes!

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    Rachel (Lifeofmyfamilyandme.com)
    October 27, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Your poo song had me laughing! My children are 5 and 10 so Ipads weren’t around then thankfully haha! The remote control though used to have teeth marks on it so i can relate to that one! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

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      newmummy
      October 27, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Haha πŸ™‚ thank you for reading x

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    December 30, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    “Please get your finger out of your nose….NO DON’T THEN PUT IT IN YOUR MOUTH!” I am constantly saying that one ?Trista
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