Things You Don’t Want to Hear Your Kids Say From the Other Room.

by Julie on November 19, 2013

I took a bit of a break from the blog recently. Did you notice?

I wanted to spend some time doing stuff with my kids (like I have a choice!), and I also wanted to try to focus on living in the present moment. That sounds hokey, but it’s something I don’t do enough these days. Also, school and other activities are keeping us pretty busy.

Additionally, I decorated the house for Christmas. Yes, I know it’s only November, but if I wait until later, it will be too late. In any case, I love the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas), and I say there are no rules about that stuff. I can put up my tree whenever I darn well want. It doesn’t mean that I’ve forgotten about Thanksgiving. I am extremely THANKFUL that I am able to start celebrating Christmas as early and as long as I please.

Whilst living in THE NOW amongst the heathen tribe, there were a few instances where I walked into a room just in time to prevent death and dismemberment.

She Couldn't Reach the Tape

I have also overheard a few phrases that, although somewhat benign in their actual wording, were quite frightening when I considered their possible context.

So, for your reading pleasure, I give you:


  • “Watch THIS!”
  • “Is that blood?”
  • “Is that chocolate? Let me taste it.”
  • “Stop! I think I hear Mom coming!”
  • “Where do we keep the fire extinguisher?”
  • “Maybe we can fix it before she comes back…”
  • “Don’t TOUCH IT.”
  • “EW!”
  • “Do we have a chainsaw?”
  • “Red RUM! Red RUM!”
  • “Mom said not to do that!”
  • “Ew. You ATE THAT?”
  • “Gross. Is there poop in that?”
  • “There’s no way you’ll make it all the way over there from the couch.”
  • “You better go change your pants.”
  • “I don’t think that’s playdoh.”

If you have kids, have you ever heard them say something that made your ears perk up?