The three top things that my parents said to me…..and why they don’t make any sense now!
1. “If you fall over and hurt yourself, don’t come running to me….” I mean, if I hurt myself, I was hardly going to run to my parents. I would lay there, injured with no prospect of running anywhere. A totally nonsensical thing to say.
2. “If you keep picking your nose, your brains will fall out….” Well, your brains are hardly going to come out through your nose, and what’s left of my brain is still there and hasn’t departed. How ridiculous!
3. “I’ll give you something to cry about….”
Already crying about falling over, being told off or whatever, I would have been hardly in a position to receive another telling off, hence more crying. Nonsense!
But you’ll find parents saying these things to their kids most days. They don’t make any sense, yet are said to the child in a way that the parents firmly believe they are right.
All good fun..