Previous Post Next Post


Brought to you by

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):

nggallery id=’127399′

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?
Photo credit: photostock

Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness


Read more from  on Accustomed Chaos & Unspoken Grief

on Twitter &
on Facebook

Want more? Find me on Being Pregnant | Babble Kids | Babble Pets | Famecrawler

More on Babble

About Devan McGuinness


Devan McGuinness

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 →

« Go back to Kid

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Comments, together with personal information accompanying them, may be used on and other Babble media platforms. Learn More.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.

Previous Post Next Post

The Daily Babble