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Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm Sorry, did you say something?

Linking up with the most wonderous Mama Kat Writer's Workshop.
The Prompts:
1.) List 10 things you wish you could say to strangers who share unsolicited advice about your parenting skills.
2.) Write a poem inspired by a picture you took last week. Share both!
3.) Create a bucket list of 50 things you want to do this summer (with or without the kids!)
4.) A country you would like to visit.
5.) What is something you could stand to learn from your significant other?
6.) Getting kids dressed? Cooking dinner? Bed time? Create a video that describes the most difficult part of the day for you.

Let's be honest here, we're all human, right? Well, most of us anyways. We all agree there are days our kids could be better and there are days we could be better. But at the end of the day if I still have the same three kids I started out with (or more if I'm sitting/entertaining others) then I think it's a good day. Even if said day ended up with me practically shoving my kids in bed and tying them down for good measure. (totally joking, in case anyone wonders)
I think I speak for most all parents especially those of special needs types that what you may misbehaving may actually be something more. So you really shouldn't say anything cause you have no flippin clue what is goin on. I know have a son who is ADHD/Bipolar/ODD makes me see things differently than I otherwise might. So when I see kids misbehaving, I don't usually feel the need to comment unless those kids are in danger or endangering others.
So, without further ado, 10 things you wish you could say to strangers who share unsolicited advice about your parenting skills.
10) Who died and made you boss of me? 
9) WOW! You are so smart, please go run the country or something.
8) Are you a parent? Cause seriously, you have no clue!
7) Why thank you, they're my little heathen devils and I love em like that!
6) So happy I could make your day and give you something else to gripe about!
5)  Awesome! Now I know what I'm doing wrong. Thanks for sharing.
4) So, you're a kids fashion expert, too?
3) No, my mother didn't teach me anything at all. My daddy taught me to take no crap from anyone!
2) Is that your kid over there hanging off the shelf?
1) Please for the love of God, if you have a complaint tell it to my face rather than rudely stating it as you pass me. Otherwise, follow this rule: If you cannot say something nice do not say anything at all. 

6 comments:

  1. Yes, agreed. Special needs or not, every kid and parent alike has a bad day here and there. It is part of being human. I loved #2! So true. I actually knocked on the air around a "friend". She asked me what I was doing... I told her that I was checking the glass for when someone threw a stone back!

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  2. @Lisa ~ Love that line about checking the glass!

    @Amanda ~ =)

    Thanks y'all!

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  3. Great list of things to say! A stranger hasn't really said anything to me, and I highly doubt I'd be able to come up with something smart to say back if it ever happened.

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  4. Excellent list! I'm normally not so witty when I need to be. :)

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  5. me like! Esp the one about your dad. Lord knows that man gave you a STRONG backbone!

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