Scary, Scary Words

Happy Halloween! In honour of the holiday, I thought I’d take a walk on the spooky side. I’m not a fan of horror movies, but there is plenty of scary stuff in the life of a parent. There are some words, for instance, that may not have been at all alarming pre-kids. But now that we have children, these phrases will cause most of us to break out into a cold sweat. Today, I have gathered some of those words here, and the resulting post is not for the faint of heart. Read on … if you dare.

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The Scariest Words a Parent Can Hear

  • Honey, my work is sending me out of town for three weeks.
  • Double extra bonus points – The work trip overlaps Junior’s birthday party, so I won’t be able to help out.
  • Time to go for a swim, telephone. Cue sound of flushing toilet.
  • Dry clean only.
  • Here, baby brother, let me give you haircut.
  • Daddy, Daddy, I found the permanent markers! (Thanks for the inspiration.)
  • No public restrooms.
  • Oh, Mom, I forgot to tell you, I need to bring cookies to school tomorrow. They can’t contain nuts, dairy, soy, eggs or sugar.
  • Mom, do you really like that blue dress? Yes, I do. Why do you ask? Um … nothing.
  • Overseas flight.
  • Oops, that wasn’t just a fart.
  • Upon answering the door. Hi, I’m your neighbour. I thought you might want to know that your three-year-old is running naked down the street.
  • Daylight savings time.
  • Here, doggy, have some of my chocolate.
  • Some assembly required.
  • We are out of wine.

What words strike fear into your parental heart?

Happy Halloween!

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  1. – Oh, mom, my “use recycled items to build a medieval castle the size of small car” project is due tomorrow
    – mommy, I love, love, LOVE the glitter you left me in my room! Now the whole room is decorated!
    – where do I return the scissors to?
    – extra-special discount for nice resort, but on entering age of occupants the message – “18 and above”
    – mom, is this a library book? Yes, why ask? Uh…
    – — (quietness is the scariest sound that can be heard around here)

  2. ROFL!!! we’re out of wine is probably my fav one there next to the streaking three year old lol!!
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  3. Ha ha! Usually for me it’ll be words spoken by my 5-year-old about whatever the 3-year-old is doing, such as “Mom! Ivey’s cutting hair!”
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  4. “Mommy look! My stuffed animals have glittery nail polish JUST LIKE YOU!” True story.

    “I’m a great cutter! I gave my doll a hair cut!” Also a true story.

    “Don’t you think our doggie looks better with blue spots?” And yes, a true story as well.
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  5. One of the scariest moment for me was when I thought I have chocolate stuck under my fingernails…then I realized I didn’t have any chocolate that day, or recently.
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  6. “Mommy, I’m like Santa Clause.” With zinc cream…
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  7. Ha ha ha! Dry Clean only is so terrifying!

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