8 things you’d never thought you’d say as a parent
Ever caught yourself saying something bizarre to your kids? These parents have.
Trust Cath Jenkin, one of our fearless Parent24 columnists, to come up with this: After catching herself making a weird suggestion to her daughter, she realised just how many daft things kids do that make parents say strange things…

Here’s how it all started on Twitter:

@cathjenkin: "please take the envelope off your head". Things you never imagine you'd say as a parent.

Some of her friends started throwing their weird things they’d had to say to kids into the conversation, so we asked:

@Parent24: What’s your #WeirdKid story?

Here are some real gems:

@ZanalaCT:  'stop throwing the cat with tampons'

@cathjenkin: "don't say tits in public" @Parent24 (LOL)

@bron_stew: me: Rhys, please don't eat your snot. Rhys: but I thought iiiiii was hungry!

@bron_stew: please take your brother's underpants off your head! No! Don't put the bum part over your nose!

@fionajuan: I've been known to say "put the sword down, its bedtime. "

@cathjenkin: @fionajuan aha! Also: “no, you can’t eat food by putting it in your belly button.”

@Squidsquirt: And “stop hitting the car with that stick!”

@Pixel_Slave: “My boy, we don’t eat molehills, see?” #WeirdKid

You can’t make these things up!

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