Tonight, as we were playing cards, the kids started listing all the things "mom always says"
Here is a list for your enjoyment:
You can do anything you set your mind to
(this is the one that started the whole thing...and it went downhill quickly)
Clean your room.
Will you empty the dishwasher?
I HAVE A HEADACHE!
Can you get me a drink of water?
(with hand outstretched and a pathetic voice apparently)
They are right.
I do say all these things and I say them a lot.
I told them to save the rest for my 50th anniversary or something.
Hearing yourself from your kids' perspectives is painful.