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10 Things I Never Thought I’d Have To Say

When it comes to parenting, I’m constantly amazed at the things that come out of my mouth. Nothing surprises me anymore. Once upon a time, hearing myself say the sentence: “Dominic, please don’t eat whatever bug you just picked up” would surprise me and kinda make me chuckle. I remember the first time I said that, thinking… “hmm, there’s a sentence I shouldn’t have to say out loud.” Nowadays though, sentences like that are just plain ordinary. It must have something to do with raising a boy. I’m positive my parents never had to say anything like that to me. ;o) It’s crazy how de-sensitized I’ve become to saying things I never thought I’d have to say. Even still, every once in a while, a sentence will come out of my mouth in the heat of the moment… and even I, with all my toddler/weird sentence experience, find myself having a laugh.

10 Things I Never Thought I’d Have To Say

1. “Dominic, please don’t lick the bottom of your flip flops.” Why? What on earth is appealing about licking the bottom of a shoe? Surely he doesn’t think it tastes good?

2. “Dominic, did you pee in your toybox?!” Don’t even get me started on this one. We’re still fighting this battle and I think it might kill me.

3. “No sir, you may not shove your string cheese into the AC vent.” He’s just so darn creative. I mean, why does that even occur to him?

4. “Dominic, this is a mop bucket. NOT a toilet.” Yes, he peed there too.

5. “Whoa! Excuse me, you may absolutely NOT reach into the toilet and touch your poo-poo!” Honestly, I don’t even have words for this one. Surely, I’m not alone in this?

6. “Dominic, if you pee in ONE MORE PLACE that is not a toilet…! WHY would you pee on your mattress??”  Yes, he peed there too.

7. “Excuse me young man, we DO NOT make potions out of sunscreen and goldfish crackers.” This one ruined one of my favorite dishes.

8. “No sir, you may NOT pee on your carpet in the closet either!” Yeah… there too.

9. “Dominic, why is there a spit-wad shoved way up your nostril? And why didn’t I know about it until this morning?” This one actually came out of Tim’s mouth. If he hadn’t blown his nose that morning… who knows how long it would have stayed there. We had no idea.

10. “Seriously, Dominic? Did you pee in your dresser drawer???” Yeah… he peed there too.

You know what’s funny? When I go back and read all these things that have ACTUALLY come out of either mine or Tim’s mouth, I think – “Geez, who’s supervising this kid.” But if you’re a parent, I think you can attest to the fact that they really aren’t children, as much as they are stealthy little NINJAS that can literally get the paint down off the counter, open it, and paint a life-size mural on the wall and carpet behind your recliner before you’ve finished going pee and pulled your pants up. LITERALLY. (True Story.)

All that aside though, if tomorrow I woke up and had the choice – I’d do it ALL again. Man, I love that kid somethin’ fierce.

10 Things I Never Thought I'd Have To SayLeah Sannar Blogger for Crohn's Disease

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  • Kim Hainline June 26, 2015, 11:18 am

    He’s adorable and we’ve all been there!
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    • Leah Sannar June 26, 2015, 11:49 am

      Thanks Kim! We like him a lot. :o) It is always so comforting to know other parents have been where I am, and done what I’m doing. Thanks!! :o)

  • Beth Anne July 14, 2015, 5:09 pm

    This is too funny! We haven’t had the trouble with peeing everywhere but potty-training has been a looooooong process that we’re still going through!

    He’s adorable – and quite creative I’d say!

    Keep up the great work, Mama!

    P.S. Hello from one adoptive Mom to another!

    • Leah Sannar July 21, 2015, 10:20 am

      Hello Beth Anne! Thanks for stopping by! It’s so funny because potty training was so easy for us, it totally shocked us when he just started peeing in random places. I sure hope this phase is almost over!

  • Laurel Musical August 8, 2015, 1:31 pm

    This post made me giggle and warmed my heart at the same time! ❤️
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    • Leah Sannar August 8, 2015, 6:20 pm

      Thanks Laurel. Sometimes I have to look away so I don’t chuckle right in his face. It’s so hard to keep a straight face!

  • Carlyn Bullock August 8, 2015, 1:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing life with Dominic – I enjoyed it, my two boys are now 22 and 18. I can ssure it, it never stops being unique! Enjoy that little one :-)

    With a smile, carlyn in Tampa :-)

    • Leah Sannar August 8, 2015, 6:21 pm

      Thanks Carlyn! I definitely enjoy him. He has been such a blessing to us. We just love him dearly.

  • Teri August 8, 2015, 6:44 pm

    This is hilarious! Yes, I can relate! As a mom of boys, let me tell you, they pee where they want. In fact, my Brother got to pee outside in a coffee can because he loved the sound it and always wanted to pee in weird places- -but that was the 70s. Parents did strange things then. LOL Oh yeah, just wait, soon he will be consumed with burping and passing gas. Just wait. LOL

    • Leah Sannar August 8, 2015, 9:05 pm

      Would you judge me if I told you I let him pee outside too?? We were desperate to get him to quit peeing on his stuff, so we set up a special pee spot in the backyard for when he felt the urge to be weird. He doesn’t really do it anymore, but it served its purpose. :) And the burping and gas… Check, Check. :)

  • Lauren August 10, 2015, 11:27 am

    This is a great idea for a blog post LOL. I love this. I can only imagine the things my daughter is going to be doing in just a year. Great blog, too, btw!
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    • Leah Sannar August 10, 2015, 6:12 pm

      Thanks Lauren! I was sitting in bed one night telling my husband about how I had a chuckle earlier when I said something to D… and I thought, “I bet I’m not alone. I bet moms all over the place are laughing about this same thing…” :) Thanks for stopping by!

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