6 Things Children Never Say


In a previous post, I raised the issue of the perceived barriers of raising a child whose first language was not English. Since I wrote this post, my daughter's English has improved, and those perceived/real barriers have somewhat faded.

I've also discovered something quite reassuring. Regardless of differences in languages and times, my daughter and son say basically the same things as my brother and I did as children. Even though my kids have their own unique likes and dislikes, I can still accurately predict what my children will never say. Here are six of them:

1) I hate toys. I prefer to use my imagination.
2) I don't want a Wii. (Fill in the blank here. In my case, it would have been cable TV.)
3) I still have room for my vegetables.
4) That's way too much chocolate.
5) Oh, I'm tired. Think I'll brush my teeth and go to bed.
6) Mom, I think you need some time to yourself.

Please feel free to add to this list!

2 comments:

Johanna | January 30, 2010 at 8:14 PM

How about, I've played enough now, or Please may I taste some of that lovely looking soup you made?

C.McKane | July 20, 2010 at 10:38 AM

Oh I love this list! Don't know how I missed it before. My sister and I just sat here adding things to the list our favorite was I have to go clean my room now.

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