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17 Things No Imperfect Parent Said Ever

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Upon seeing this funny meme from our friends at ChewigemUSA (where all the cool “kids” with sensory issues shop), we put our imperfect brains together and came up with some other things no imperfect parent would say.

About health/hygiene:

“Come to the dentist, Honey. It will be fun.”

“Your clipping your nails again?”

About fashion:

“Sweetie, I think ski pants in July is a great fashion choice.”

“Honey, did you know your socks are inside out?”

About school:

“That’s so nice of the Principal to call me every day.”

“I sure wish your teachers gave you more homework.”

About “perfect” parents:

“I love reading your child’s college acceptance letters on Facebook.”

“Sure, I would love to come over for coffee and compare our children’s milestones.”

About being social:

“Another birthday party invite? This is getting expensive.”

“Your friends are coming over again?”

About special education:

“There’s some really interesting stuff in that Parent Right’s brochure.”

“This IEP draft is good, but I wish it were a bit longer.”

“Oh goodie! Report cards are coming today!”

About behavior:

“Not my kid.”

“We don’t need a lawyer.”

About life/support:

“A little change never hurt anyone.”

“I can’t stand those support groups where the women sit around, complain, and drink wine.”

What would you NEVER say?



5 Responses to 17 Things No Imperfect Parent Said Ever

  1. Sandie Becker February 17, 2016 at 2:39 am #

    You’re brushing your hair, again?
    Can we play Super Mario Briothers some more?

  2. Jacqui February 17, 2016 at 9:21 am #

    What? You’re brushing your teeth again?.Really?

  3. Jacqui February 17, 2016 at 9:22 am #

    You don’t have to get dressed today

  4. Colleen Connor February 17, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    Fashion: “Underwear are definitely optional.”
    ” Socks are so last ( winter) season, particularly when we go sledding or skiing. ”
    ” It’s great that you wear the same outfit for a year. I never having to do laundry or go shopping. “

  5. Diane Hahn February 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

    I am so lucky to have a boss who doesn’t mind if I take 12 school calls everyday.

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