Parents talk A LOT. I really mean that. And you know what? Parents don’t need to talk as much as they do. Why, you ask? Because it doesn’t matter what they say — their kids aren’t listening anyway.
If you pay attention, you’ll notice that most parents share a vocabulary of phrases, but oddly enough all of those phrases, despite being shared by ‘rents everywhere, are entirely useless. Don’t believe me? Well, here, I’ll try and convince you.
1. “You know what I mean.”
Why does anyone say this? You’re thirty, and she’s five. No, she doesn’t know, and she doesn’t even really want to.
2. Stop it right now!
When has this ever worked? You’re going to have to walk over there and shake that kid a little bit.