Things I Never Thought I’d Say to My Son, Part 3

• You can’t wear that pink headband to the rodeo, I don’t think the cowboys will appreciate it.
• You can wear your new tap shoes to bed tonight, but we can’t make this a habit.
• Little boys who are crying don’t get to wear mommy’s nightgown to bed.
• It’s time to take your dress off and get dressed for school.
• No, you can’t put earrings on your weiner.
• You can’t wear your necklace and bracelet when you play soccer, AYSO rules, not mine.
• If you’re going to do cartwheels in a skirt you have to put underwear on.

Have one of your own to add to my list? Leave a comment!

Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2.

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16 Responses to Things I Never Thought I’d Say to My Son, Part 3

  1. Firefly says:

    I absolutely love these. No, actually, I think I love the personality and attitude I hear in these. You guys are awesome!

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  3. mzvehrzed says:

    This one got me

    *If you’re going to do cartwheels in a skirt you have to put underwear on.*

    It reminded me of my childhood. I was notorious for tumbling on the play grounds in elementary school so every time my mother put me in a dress she always made sure I was wearing shorts underneath so that way my underwear wouldn’t show.

    He is so passionately creative at a young age…its beautiful how with each blog you scribe…I can imagine him in action. Soo full of energy & life…its beautiful & great that he has such an amazing family that supports him. Keep it up!!

  4. JMW says:

    Totally don’t tell C.J. this for another 15 years, but, well… you CAN put earrings on your weiner. 🙂

    Not a huge fan of it, though.

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  6. Johanna says:

    From our house, during the last couple of months:

    No, honey, I don’t think your Buzz Lightyear costume will fit over your Tinkerbell wings.
    I know you want to show off your pink toenails, but not everyone wants your feet that close to their noses.
    Maybe the lipstick wouldn’t be all over your teeth if you used a mirror while putting it on…. no, let me do it.

  7. Cheryl S. says:

    FIrst, I just found your site. LOVE IT. I think it’s great that you are so supportive of CJ. And double cheers for your husband. I’m pretty sure mine wouldn’t be as accepting!

    Here’s the latest one I said to my daughter:

    No, you cannot wear your vampire teeth to church.

    (Although, if it were up to me, I’d let her, just to see the reactions! Daddy wouldn’t appreciate it, though)

  8. Kateena says:

    Just wanted to say I love your blog! I found it when a friend posted a link to it on Facebook.
    Not sure if you’d seen this Tide commercial or not, but it made me think of your family while giving me a giggle. I love the way the mom is totally supportive even though she’s not comfortable with the situation.

  9. michelle says:

    I have boy and girl toddler twins here is the most recent
    – honey no matter how much you look for it you don’t have a weiner.

  10. Tiffany says:

    I love your list. It had my husband and I both laughing.
    My list of things I never thought I’d say is much more boring. It’s more like, a list of things my mom told me and I swore I’d never say to my children. Last week it was “I’m not buying brand new jeans with holes already in them!” lol

  11. Carolynz says:

    Italian men, well a lot of men in Europe love the Colour Pink (Rosa)
    Italian Cyclists, Italian Chefs, etc buy a shirt, sweat shirt that says real Boys wear pink!
    I would suggest your husband & your other son adding a little pink to their wardrobe !!

    A century ago, baby boys were swaddled in pink—a watered-down version of red—and girls were in blue, evocative of the Virgin Mary. Ladies’ Home Journal said, “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. The reason is that pink being a more decided and stronger color is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.”

  12. Tommy says:

    Things I Never Thought I’d Say to my Favorite Blogger:
    -You can put earrings on your weiner, but there’s pain and blood involved.
    -Karl Rove’s father had so many earrings on his weiner he clanked when he walked.
    -Be glad it’s only penis jewelry, it might be full body tattoos next.

    PS: Do you own your first screenplay writing book yet?????

  13. Natty says:

    If only all Mother’s told their children to wear underwear with their skirts. Though coming from a family of Scots, there’s a lot of that with the kilts.
    Keep rockin’

  14. Firesparx says:

    I love that CJ has tap shoes now, another venue to express his creativity in! Has he seen any Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly movies? You might have even more trouble getting him to take the tap shoes off after he watches those amazing guys in action.

  15. Karen says:

    You can’t put earrings on your penis! ROTFLMFAO!!!!

  16. Hilton says:

    Not so sure I agree that the pink headband is inappropriate at the rodeo. See
    Love you site. It’s truly one of my favorites.

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