Do you find yourself saying one thing to your child, but you mean something entirely different?
One thing I’ve been throwing out there a lot lately is “we’ll see.” As in, “Mommy can I have a sleepover with so and so? We’ll see.”
It’s kind of a cross between not having time to deal with it right then and avoiding the topic all together because you don’t want them to do it, but you don’t really have a good reason.
Another one, “Wow, that’s great sweetie!” Translated that means I’m not really paying attention, but you sound excited, so I will too.
And I have to admit, sometimes when the kids ask me to do something, I’ll tell them to go ask their dad. Why? Because I’m tired of being the bad guy!
Do you have a momism of your own?