I Know My Kids Listen Because They Say Things Like This

It’s hard being a parent. Our kids need so many things from us, like food, shelter, and iPads, and we’re over here working our asses off to provide for them and not turn them into a bunch of a-holes. The wisdom we have to offer would shape them into outstanding members of society if they would only listen, amirite?

You guys, I’ve been doing a little listening of my own, and it turns out, they are hearing us. Unfortunately, they aren’t absorbing our lessons on how to put one’s books away, rather they are hearing the actual words coming out of our mouths.

A few snippets from our house to suggest my children’s ears, do in fact, work.

“Well, doesn’t that sound fun!” from my four-year-old daughter on the phone with her grandma.

“Seriously?” or its cousin, “Are you serious right now?” This is the girl again, and she didn’t get that from me. Seriously, she didn’t.

“Argggghhhh!” Both of my kids roar like a bear or a crazy person when they are mad or frustrated. I say they get that from their dad, he swears it’s from me. Truthfully, it’s both of us, but sometimes shizz gets really annoying around here, so what are we supposed to do?

Here are a few more examples of my kids’ fantastic listening ears.

I know my kids listen to me, because they say things like this. FunnyIsFamily.com

Β What do your kids say that shows they hear you? Tell me in the comments! Be a good sharer, okay?

33 thoughts on “I Know My Kids Listen Because They Say Things Like This

  1. Hahahahaha My daughter lets loose with all sorts of things she got from me. My husband rolls his eyes and says, “There’s the little mini-Tracie again.”

  2. When my youngest was about 2 she went to a basketball game with John and his buddy. He informed the buddy “I can’t say Dammit, Daddy can say Dammit, but I can’t” I knew then I was in for a wild ride with her. 10 years later and she is still drivin me crazy! πŸ™‚

  3. There is a whole lot of “I know, right?!” that goes around at our house. Of course i think it is a badge of honor for kids to pick up on and use sarcasm. Not everyone does and I feel sorry for them.

  4. I don’t even know where to start I have so many examples! Maybe this gives me an idea for my own post?!?! hmmm. πŸ™‚
    So true though, omgosh! Yesterday, I was doing homework with my 9yo and he says, “I don’t wanna do my freakin’ homework, it makes no freakin’ sense!” and all that went through my head was, thank god he said freakin’ and didn’t drop an F-bomb.

    1. The f-bomb is one of my favorite words, but I would fall over and die if my 9 year old said it. Please, yes, always be freakin!

  5. Kids are such absorbent little beings! These made me laugh. When my oldest was about five or six, I realized my teacher speak had invaded her vocabulary when I overheard her telling a cousin about another cousin. “We need to see if it’s a pattern of disrespect or a one time incident before we redirect her.”

  6. I love this Amy. This is so my house, too. When I hear my boys “middle name” one of their brothers, I know I am doing that too much (because of course they are misbehaving too much). I also get, “I need just a minute okay?” and “I would like a little pri-va-zee in the bathroom.”

    And also, I’m so happy you changed your comment form. It works so much better for me now. Because, you know, it’s all about ME, right? πŸ˜‰ xo

  7. Awww… I love this post! I can’t remember what sort of things my kids repeated after me when they were young. What’s cool though is when they get older to see how much of your personality traits they inherit. My husband is a huge jokester and 3 out of my 4 kids are just like him. The other one is a writer and a musician just like his mama!

    1. I’m glad I have this record of my kids’ hilarity, because my memory is crap. This blog is going to have to be my baby book. It is going to be so fun to see who my kids take after when they are older, and how fun for you to be able to see that in your children!

  8. I love that the legos are pissing someone off besides just me! My 5 year old was talking to his brother and I overheard him say “sounds like he’s just a douchebag.” He got it from me, but I usually only say it when (I thought) he was out of hearing range. Apparently I was way off.

    1. It’s important for our kids to know how to spot a douchebag, but I imagine it’s pretty jarring to hear it out of your 5 year old’s mouth. Jarring and hilarious.

  9. “Lady Gaga,” lol. We were in the car talking about music, oblivious to our four year old, and suddenly we hear him repeating after us, “Lady Gaga!” (not knowing anything about her).

  10. When my cousin was about 3, her mother learned just how carefully she absorbed EVERYTHING said around her. As they were sitting at a red light that turned green, the car in front of them failed to move expeditiously. To which, the darling pre-schooler removed the binky from her mouth and hollered, “C’mon Lady, the light’s not gonna get any greener!” True story.

  11. While potty training my daughter came home from an outing with my husband and said, “Mommy, daddy went Pee pee in the potty! Are you soo proud of him?”Later when I emerged from the bathroom she exclaimed “I’m soo proud of you!” She also loves to tell me (after a conversation, not a fight,i swear!) mommy, don’t talk to my daddy that way, that’s not nice

  12. Looked like a good family site. I read a few, some funny, some very funny, some inspirational.
    But I was disappointed in some of language– unnecessary– especially in a family type blog.

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