I think one of the main parts of a Mom’s job is to be a good liar. You need to be able to keep a straight face while saying things like “Yes! You ARE very good at breakdancing!” or “Of COURSE I like reading the same book 17 times in a row!”
There are many times throughout the day when I find myself saying something I don’t really mean just to survive…too many to count actually. I’ve come up with a few examples. Here is a list of some things that moms say and the translation to what moms really mean:
Mom says: “I’m not going to say it again!”
Mom means: I’m going to say it exactly 57 more times.
Mom says: “I’ve had it with all the yelling.”
Mom means: I’m going to add my own yelling into the mix in an attempt to solve the problem.
Mom says: “Sorry, that shirt is in the laundry.”
Mom means: I threw that stained piece of crap out and I’m going to just keep telling you it’s in the laundry until you forget it exists.
Mom says: “I’m not your maid.”
Mom means: I’m going to insist that I’m not your maid while picking up after you because I can’t stand the mess…thus proving that the opposite of this statement is true.
Mom says: "It's ok, you don't have to finish that mac and cheese. You're probably full."
Mom means: I got my eye on those last few bites.
Mom says: “Why don’t you go ahead and explain to me what’s happening in this beautiful picture!”
Mom means: I have no god damn clue what that’s supposed to be a picture of.
Mom says: “I’m throwing away any toys that are left out on the floor!”
Mom means: I’m going to pack them up in a trash bag to scare you but probably not actually toss them because I paid good money for those F’ing things!
Mom says: “You’re big enough to get dressed yourself and I’m not helping you.”
Mom means: I’m going to keep up the charade that I’m not going to help you until I realize we actually do have to be somewhere and have exactly five minutes left before we have to leave the house.
Mom says: “That’s it! I’m gonna…”
Mom means: I’m about to come up with some outrageous punishment that I cannot possibly follow through with…
Mom says: “Can you guys go into the playroom and find me five of the coolest cars we have?”
Mom means: I’m sneaking cookies and I don’t want you bastards to catch me.
Mom says: “Sorry that toy with the loud siren is broken.”
Mom means: I took the batteries out.
Mom says: “Sorry, I forgot the iPod!”
Mom means: I don’t want to listen to your shitty music right now.
Mom says: “Mommy just needs a little break.”
Mom means: Can someone bring me a corkscrew?
Mom says: “You people are driving me crazy!”
Mom means: You people are driving me crazy!
Huh…so I guess they aren’t all lies after all.