There are a lot of "Mom" phrases I use frequently with my boys. Three of the more popular lines are:
"That is not for boys" - when they are into something I don't want them in.
"Mommy doesn't listen to whining and crying" - when they are crying for no reason.
"If there is no blood, there are no tears" - when they have a minor fall or injury and try to milk it.
Within 20 minutes this morning all three of these lines were used on me.
During the boys breakfast I was in the kitchen cutting up onions for dinner tonight.
Peter - I am all done, can I get down please and play?
Me - Hold on, Mommy needs to wash off her hands and face, this onion is making me cry.
Peter - I thought you didn't like crying?
Me - I don't but onions have a strong smell that makes my eyes tear.
Peter - MOMMY! If there is no blood, there are no tears!!!
Me - (eye roll)
After I was finished in the kitchen I went into the living room to play with the boys. They were playing with their vast collection of "Silly Bands". I picked up one of them and put it on.
Me - These are cool, can Mommy wear some?
Peter - These are not for Mommies. They are for boys.