15 Classic Sayings Moms of Only Kids Never Get to Say

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oneI love being a mother of just one kid. We have an only child because it works for our family (and if you have more because it works for your family, that's great ... I'm not here to get into a pissing match with you about family size). But every once in awhile, I'll be sitting with a friend of more than one kid and realize there is a whole world out there I will never experience, a world that's widely considered part and parcel of motherhood.

Take "momisms" for example. It wasn't until I started hanging out with friends with more kids that I realized I will never say a good portion of the "classic sayings" of moms everywhere!

Take a look:

1. Don't hit your brother!

2. Because you're older, and you should know better!

3. Share!

4. It's all good fun until someone loses an eye.

mom sayings you never get to say if you have an only child5. I don't care who started it! YOU end it.

6. But your little brother looks up to you!

7. Stay out of your sister's room!

8. You two, stop talking, and go to SLEEP!

9. You can only go to the mall if you take your sister with you.

10. I'm running out for 10 minutes. Watch your brother for me.

11. You kids are driving me crazy!

12. I do NOT love your brother more.

13. When your sister was your age, she never did this kind of thing!

14. Why can't you just take turns?

15. Who drew on this wall?

How about you? Are there momisms you don't say because of the number of kids you have?

 

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Blues... Blueshark77

Aw, I thought for sure there would be some bitchy comments from people taking this article the wrong way. :)

jso12 jso12

hasn't been posted long enough. give it some time :)

nonmember avatar Muah

Ooh oh oh! Pick me! Pick me! I'll start!

This article (and all others that this Jeanne writes about people with multiple kids) make her seem jealous. They're all condescending and mean spirited. Like how every thin written is about the less than fun things parents of more than one kid say. What about all the fun things? Like "oh wait, let me take a picture!" When they are snuggling so cute. Or "I am so proud of you for doing blank for/with your brother/sister!" Or the fact that siblings are the best friends ever. The article writer sounds bitter and jealous of people with more than one kid. She has to put everything in her life around making sure we know she was "one and done". And that plus be great and fine if she wasn't so condescending about others that have their kids a sibling to love and had the want for more than one.

tayla... taylamill

I have said many of those things and I only have one child. But she always has friends over so.....yeah

tayla... taylamill

I have said many of those things and I only have one child. But she always has friends over so.....yeah

Haley Maya Unger

3,8,11, 14 and 15 can all be said once your child starts playing with other kids and having sleep overs. :P

nonmember avatar MammaMel

I have one child...and have said 1-6, 8, 11, and 14-15...but he also has friends and cousins...

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