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Old 04-11-2006, 06:09 AM   #1
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Talking List the Phrases Every Parent Dreads Hearing

After posting to this weeks freeze-frame, I realized that my response was one of those things that every parent dreads to hear. "Hey Mom! Guess what I trapped in the washing machine?".

This got me to thinking about other such potential phrases. Like:

"See? I told you it wouldn't turn into a prince"

"Let's let Dad have a nice dinner first"

"Man! How long has THAT been in there?"

"Now where did we bury Michael?"

"Hey! It got loose!"

What other phrases, as a parent, would you dread to hear or overhear?

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Old 04-11-2006, 06:40 AM   #2
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My kids are now grown, but here are some of the truly dilightful phrases that most parents hear:

You can't tell me what to do! I'm an adult! (this starts at about 17 years of age)

Don't you even think about spanking me. It's wrong and I could turn you in for child abuse. (this starts with some at about age 12)

Dad, I'm in Trout Lake. I've got a (fill in you favorit phrase here, such as flat tire with no spare, out of gas, etc.) . Could you drive out with (whatever si required to rescue you kid who's 50 to 100 miles from home).

For my birthday dinner, I want lobster tail and grilled rib-eyes, and corn-on-the-cob. And you know that four-layer chocolate cake, with the butterscotch icing you make... (made the mistake of telling them at a young age that they could have any meal they wanted on their birthdays, and then proceeded to introduce them to good food. I know, it's my own fault )

Dad, I wrecked the car.

That's just the tip of the iceburg for all of you parents of youngsters. But even with all of the headaches and trials they put you through as teens, when they grow into the fine adults that they will grow into, given the right guidance and some luck, and you find them calling you one of their best freinds, then it's all worth it. My children are my greatest accomplishment and I love them more than I love my own life. I wouldn't trade a minute of my experiences with them, good or bad.

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Old 04-11-2006, 06:51 AM   #3
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There's been an accident. I'm fine but...

Don't worry, I can handle it. (Immediately start worrying)

(At 10pm) I can't go to sleep now, I've got a book report due tomorrow.
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:18 AM   #4
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It was like this when I found it.

He followed me home. Can we keep him?

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Old 04-11-2006, 07:22 AM   #5
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Hi, Mom, um I'm changing my major.

(said in their junior year)
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:56 AM   #6
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My oldest son....."Did you know that if you throw a cigarette into a bucket of gas, it won't catch fire or explode?"

I know this has been tested and shown to be true as the cigarette isn't hot enough to burn the gas, but, just thinking that he has done this on his own
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:57 AM   #7
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How about:

"Maybe the dentist can put it back in?" (after $5000 of braces) or even worse "Kewl, it looks fine, like I played ice hockey!"

"I think the car's ok...I mean it still drives. But the garage door..."
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:07 AM   #8
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My daughter's favorite that drives me nuts is, 'why do you parents always have to tell me what to do, you are very bossy' of course we say, because we are your parents and we know best, and hear my parents voice in me then I cringe all the time!
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:22 AM   #9
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"Have you seen my snake?"

"Do blood stains come out?"

"Don't worry, I'll clean it up"
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:46 AM   #10
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For the parents of a teenage girl-
I met this guy....
Heard after a loud bang after oldest got his license
Does Dennis the younger brother)really ride his bicycle anymore?

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