Thursday, June 23, 2011

Writer's Workshop: Things You Wish You Could Say

This week's prompt: List 10 things you wish you could say to strangers who share unsolicited advice about your parenting skills.

10. Let me know when you're teaching your next parenting class and I'll be there.

9. Are you real, or are you just another voice in my head?

8. You think this is a temper tantrum? I'll show you a temper tantrum!

7. That advice and $3.75 will buy me a latte at Starbucks. And I could really use the caffeine.

6. Really? Why couldn't you just be like everyone else and pretend this meltdown isn't happening?

5. I know you think that you are doing me a favor by sharing your thoughts. Believe me when I tell you that I am doing you a favor by not sharing my mine.

4. When you've successfully raised your triplets, you get back to me.
3. (Sing-song, with fingers in my ears) I'm not lis-ten-ing!


1. Thank you for that unsolicited advice. I'll consider it later while I have a glass of wine and let my children run naked in the yard.

Inspired by:

Mama’s Losin’ It

© Trippin' Mama 2011


Jen said...

Hahahaha! Don't you just wish you could say these? #6 & #1 are definitely my faves. Kudos to you, though... if I had triplets and someone was giving me the eye I would have a hard time not throwing something at them, much less shouting one of these gems. :-)

Stopping in from Mama Kat's.

Jennie said...

LOL! 6 and 8 are my favs. Way to go on the triplets! And I think I have it hard!! :)

Visiting from Mama Kat's.

Suzy said...

Christy, admit it: These aren't things you WISH you could say ... these are things you WOULD say! ha!

Christy AKA Trippin' Mama said...

Suzy called it. In fact, some of these are things I HAVE said!

Anonymous said...

I stopped a couple of kids from goofing around at the Dr's office the other day, the Mom snottily said to me "long time since you watched toddlers I guess", I responded, "not too long I've been watching your for the last 5 minutes".

Uncle Dave

SisterSister said...

I love all 10 of have a 2, 3, and 4 yr. old. They're a handfull...I can only imagine what it would be like to have 3 the same age. I know it must be a ton of fun most of the time.

saying hi from mamaK's

Amy Lore said...

#5 is my favorite!! Thanks for the chuckle!