Now that I’m a mother, I find myself saying the silliest things to my 8-month old daughter. The other day, she started crying because I took away her snacks. She had way too many and it was time to get ready for bed. She looked up at me, pushed out her lower lip and started to scream. This wasn’t a “ahhh, look how cute she is” kind of cry, but rather a “waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Give me back my snacks. NOW!!” kind of cry. In that moment, I turned to her and said, “Don’t be such a baby”. Don’t be such a baby? I literally said that. To a baby.
This got me thinking, and I was suddenly reminded of all the phrases my parents used to tell my brothers and I when we misbehaved. I wonder how many generations have passed down these phrases. I’m even more curious about how old I will be when some of these phrases come out of my mouth.
Love you mom and dad!
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