We’ve spent the last few days snortling, chuckling, grinning and snickering at the submissions for our “I Never Thought I’d Say THAT!” contest. I figured we’d all find something to laugh about. What I didn’t expect was just how often I’d look through the list of things some of you all have said and find myself saying, “Yep, I’ve said that too. Yeah, there’s another one. Whoa, just said that one a few minutes ago!”
It just goes to show you, while our kids may seem so unique as to be almost bizarre sometimes, more often than not, another family somewhere has been through the same thing.
So let’s do the countdown of the top ten winners to our contest.
#10 Take the goat out of the bathroom please.
#9 What do you mean you cut a hole in your window screen to fit your paint gun through?
#8 No, peeing on your brother is not okay, even if your water pistol has run dry.
#7 I know I’ve never told you not to, but why on earth would you?
#6 Quit fooling around and use this to put out the fire (says the mom casually to her Sizzler while still on the phone.)
#5 Spit your brother’s tooth back out and give it back to him.
#4 How can you not know what you ran into? The bruise is between your eyes!
#3 Take that chair OFF, sit down and do your math (He had put his legs thorugh the opening, slid the chair up around his waist and was standing to do his math.)
#2 No more shouting “Who wants to touch my weiner?” in Costco when mommy buys you a hotdog.
And finally, the number one winner of things I Never Expected to Say is. . .
<insert drumroll into your head’s CD player and hit “repeat”>
Honey, the dog doesn’t have an owie; that’s his bottom (said when mom found the child had covered the dog’s rear with dozens of bandaids. Statement was immediately followed up by an anatomy lesson.)
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners. And thanks to everyone who participated. You make me feel almost normal.