Thanks, @FatherWithTwins, for the insight this morning.
There are a few phrases a parent says that can only mean a bad thing. Mine include: “Don’t worry; it couldn’t get any worse,” “I’m sure it’s washable,” and “What is that?”
A new mom asked if we ever find ourselves telling the kids strange things, like, “There’s avocado on your nose.” If that’s the strangest thing she’s told her son, she’s got a long future ahead. I tell my boys odd statements all the time, mostly in reference to violent behavior. My most common phrase? “_______________ is … More Your Brother’s Head Is Not a Weapon