Do you have clean underwear on? [pause] Do you have any underwear on?
Why are there grapes in your bed?
For what purpose did you take cherries upstairs?
Are these raisins in this cup? How did they get here?
Is this a pile of powder on the bathroom sink? How did it get here?
When you are tired, you must pay attention to be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.
Were you quick to hear, or quick to anger?
Did you ask your sibling to stop, or did you just start screaming?
NO! You cannot wear that to bed!
No, you cannot wear tennis shoes to church.
It’s okay to get a bandaid without telling mommy, but… how did you cut your toe with a hanger?
If you swept the floor, why are there papers, pencils, and toys on it still?
Life doesn’t have to be fair.
Glad to know I’m not the only one who has “conversations” that sound like this! 🙂
After the comment on the slides tonight, I can’t stop grinning. LOL. A wonderful post! Thank you!
Why does that sound just like my house. I actually asked the kids why they bother saying “that’s not fair” when everytime they do,they receive the same answer…it’s not meant to be fair. I decided to stop asking the questions about why is this here and that there…now I just say please clean this up, or you may not have food in your bed, or whatever. The answer doesn’t usually make sense anyway…:)
Cute. Why is there a need to debate underwear?! Clean pair. Everyday.
I said so.
It’s true! I don’t know why there is a need, but I have told them that their pants stay cleaner longer, and if a child is wearing a dress or skirt, not wearing underwear is dangerous when you tumble around. There are other reasons, but those are the ones I’ve given. 🙂