I dropped my monkeys off at the school bus this morning and listened to my two-yr old tell me everything on her mind and this post popped into my head. I always wished that I had an older brother or two, but alas, I am the oldest and my closest brother is 8 years younger than me.
So, when I had two boys and then my little Lady Bug, I was so happy she’d have older brothers to teach her everything. Little did I realize everything they’d teach her.
Hence, this post:
Things My Daughter Wouldn’t Say To Me If She Didn’t Have Older Brothers
- “Get going!”
I’m waiting for my boys to get on the bus and watch the bus leave and miss Lady Bug in the back is yelling “Get Going Mom!” What the? What 2-yr-old even knows to say that unless they have impatient older brothers who say it all the time?
Yep. This is a common sound in my house. Monkey #1 feels like life is so hard and he has to do everything so this comes out of his mouth quite often. Now, when I tell my Lady Bug that she needs to wait, or can have water instead of juice, or needs shoes on before she can go outside, I get the “uuuugggghhhh” response. Attitude, right?
- “Stop it, Mom.”
Really? I could give this credit to just being two, but it’s hard to make that argument when she’s got older brothers who give me attitude all day long. So I blame them.
- “Yucky food”
I can definitely blame her brothers for this. Or more particularly, one brother. Miss Lady Bug won’t even try food now because everything I put on the table is received with a “eww”, “gross”, “I’m not eating that”, and more by her brother. We have serious eating issues here. And I’m constantly saying, “keep your opinions to yourself so that she’ll try something!” It doesn’t work.
- “My turn!”
Everyone has to fight for the attention. At least, in their mind they have to. And she has learned her part in that. Even if it’s something like taking out the trash, she wants a turn.
Along with many more sayings, her brothers have taught her to wrestle, play baseball, and spit (yes, the new fad is spitting everywhere. She doesn’t even care if it lands on herself. Gag.) BUT, because she has brothers, she says things like:
- “I love you” all. day. long.
They really do love each other. And they say it to each other. And it makes me happy.
- “Brothers” or “boys”
Everything ended with one of those. “Lets find brothers.” “Where are the boys?” “Wake up brothers?” “Play with boys?” That sort of thing. And its adorable.
What do your younger kids say because they have older brothers?
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