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5 Sentences I Actually Had to Say to My Kids Today (& The Day's Not Over Yet)

By Devan McGuinness |

5 Sentence I've Actually Had to Say to My Kids TodayOh what a day it has been!

I don’t have to tell you, but as you know, parenting can be hard sometimes. Oh the imagination of kids and their spirited-awesomeness can leave me pretty exhausted at the end of the day … well, even before the day ends!

We have been having a fun summer. It’s been weird weather, but good. We’ve been to the zoo, to the movies, to the park a million times over, and we’ve spent a lot of time together. This is nothing new for me; I am home with them every summer. But, with the kids being older, that sometimes means they get into a bit of trouble during the day. Nothing serious, just typical fun young kid stuff — they’re having fun.

Some days are more stressful than others and today was on the stressful side. It’s a day where I am frustrated from the start with little sleep, weirdly hungry, and well the kids are being a little extra spirited. It’s funny some of the things we as parents end up saying and today has been a highlight for me with the strange  things I never thought I would say, yet … it’s not even bedtime yet and I have actually had to say some weird things.

Click through to read 5 sentences I actually said today (and it’s not even bedtime yet):

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Sentences I Actually Had To Say Today

"The living room is not a swimming pool"

My kids had the 'bright' idea to make a new game today. They took cups of water (cups!) and dumped it all over the living room floor. Apparently they wanted to go swimming?
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Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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