Today, as Danny and I embarked on yet another early morning shoe search, I listened to myself say to him, "See, this is why I tell you to put your shoes away every day. You need to listen to me!"
And I realized, I repeat myself all day long. Then, I wondered if there were a way for me to be more efficient, so I could save my energy for more important things, like watching reruns of "Dr. Who."
In that vein, I decided to record the following phrases and just play them on an endless loop all day for the kids.
I'll be in my room watching Netflix, if you need me.
~~Put your shoes on.
~~Well, where did you leave your shoes last night?
~~Why didn't you put your shoes away, like I told you to?
~~Quit hitting your brother.
~~Quit sitting on your sister.
~~Quit licking me.
~~Please, everyone just be quiet!
~~ STOP YELLING!!
~~Hang up your coat.
~~Put your shoes away.
~~Everyone get in the car.
~~Get in the car, guys!
~~Get in the car NOW or you'll be in trouble.
~~Don't even think about ________.
~~Eat your dinner.
~~Eat your lunch.
~~Eat your breakfast.
~~Please, please eat some veggies or fruit.
~~No, you cannot have popsicles for breakfast.
~~Hey, who left this half-eaten popsicle on the floor?
~~Stop peeling your sister's face with the potato peeler.
~~Quit smothering your brother with your gross blanket!
~~Do your homework.
~~No computer time til you do homework.
~~No computer until you go outside and play.
~~You have to clean your room to get any computer time.
~~Listen to me!
~~WHERE ARE YOUR SHOES?
~~Put your dirty clothes in the hamper.
~~Stop smelling my butt!
~~No! Biting my butt is NOT funny!
~~Hands off my butt, already!
~~Wait for me!
~~No more screaming! Inside voice, please.
~~Sorry, sorry. Yes, you're right, mommy did yell. Sorry.
~~Where are your #@$!% shoes?
~~Hurry up! We're late!
~~Forget about it. Just go barefoot!
~~Ugh. You guys are killing me. Do you WANT me to go crazy?
~~Stop picking your nose.
~~Please don't eat the boogers. Ugh!
~~Where are your clothes?? Why are you naked?
~~No, you cannot go to the library in your pajamas.
~~Who peed on the floor?!?!?!?!