Parenting

I shouldn’t laugh but….

I was in the grocery store today and I overheard a very nice sounding Mommy tell her kids,

"If you don't stop whining for that I'm gonna call out the cereal monster and he's gonna come down this aisle and chew off your face."

Do you think I heard her wrong?

Who do you think the cereal monster is? Snap, Crackle or Pop? Tony the Tiger? Oh, the possibilities.

You bet I laughed.

I actually guffawed. If I'd been drinking milk it would have come out of my nose.

Oh, it's such a relief to know that I'm not the only bad Mommy in my little town.

14 thoughts on “I shouldn’t laugh but….

  1. i have always threatened my children with harm. my mother gets so angry, still when i say things like “touch that again and you won’t have hands to touch anything” or “they say don’t shake the baby but nobody ever told me not to slap the baby”. mom used to say someone would hear me in the grocery store and have my children taken away. unfortunately it never happened, oh……..to be in nebraska.

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  2. I would have laughed hard, too…
    It’s amazing the creativity parents come up with when trying to motivate children to behave…
    second only to amazing at how uneffective it is sometimes…
    J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

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  3. I have a very strict rule that I do not lie to my children. But I can sure as heck laugh at other moms who get creative in their whine-stopping! I may have snorted chocolate milk as well.

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  4. OMG, this is so funny i can’t stop laughing! it sounds like something my dad would have said. oh boy, hear come the tears of laughter! this is possibly the funniest thing i have read all week!

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