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What's your favourite words to your kids?

Postby markfch » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:51 pm

I know that we're in the midst of P2C registration, possibly the most stressful time of the year, every year. But me being me, I can't help digressing to the next topic. I realised that there are certain phrases I used daily on ds, almost without fail. They're all reprimands (if my boss does that to me, I'm be flatly demoralized :P ). The 3 phrases I used most commonly to communicate with ds are:

- can you don't talk so much (my way of telling him to zip up)
- late already, can you pls hurry up, usually followed by this action :roll:
- this qn is so simple, how come you don't know? (luckily ds is super confident type, so no permanent damage done I think)

So what's your favourite words to your kids? Hope they're not as negative as mine.
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Re: What's your favourite words to your kids?

Postby sakura_2009 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:27 am

markfch wrote:I know that we're in the midst of P2C registration, possibly the most stressful time of the year, every year. But me being me, I can't help digressing to the next topic. I realised that there are certain phrases I used daily on ds, almost without fail. They're all reprimands (if my boss does that to me, I'm be flatly demoralized :P ). The 3 phrases I used most commonly to communicate with ds are:

- can you don't talk so much (my way of telling him to zip up)
- late already, can you pls hurry up, usually followed by this action :roll:
- this qn is so simple, how come you don't know? (luckily ds is super confident type, so no permanent damage done I think)

So what's your favourite words to your kids? Hope they're not as negative as mine.


For me, these are the most common words I used to tell him:

- why are you taking soooo long to finish your dinner?? (he's a real slow eater)

- Go and do your homework NOW!! (he likes to 'dilly dally' when it comes to doing homework)

- Aiyoh, you've learnt this before, how come you forget?? (this is especially so for Chinese spelling - he conveniently 'discards' or erases those words from his memory he had learnt for Chinese spelling once the week's spelling is over :x )

I'd probably need a tape recorder just to repeat those words over & over again almost every other day... :roll:
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Re: What's your favourite words to your kids?

Postby Guest » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:43 am

markfch wrote:
- can you don't talk so much (my way of telling him to zip up)
- late already, can you pls hurry up, usually followed by this action :roll:


:hi5: to these!!!
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Postby MMM » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:52 am

My favorite :

1) Now means NOW
Didn't realise it under my K1 said that to me.
K1 : Mummy when are you coming back
Me : Soon
K1 : I want you to come back now. Now means NOW :roll:

2) I don't accept "I don't know". Try.

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Postby autumnbronze » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:08 am

These are the mantras I recite to him as I am driving him to presch ...

1. Please do not put your finger in your nose

2. Please cough into a tissue paper

3. Please tell your teacher if you need to pee pee

4. Please wash your hands before and after you eat

At home:

1. Now means now

2. Faster please

3. Good job boy, well done

4. Cannot say cannot, must say I will try

5. Purposely or accidentally? (when he does something naughty)

6. Why are you being so irritating on purpose

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Postby sleepy » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:33 am

HURRY UP, MOVE IT MOVE IT

My dd is such a slow snail. I told her if she makes an effort to move faster, I would promote her from slow snail to tortoise

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Postby Guest » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:37 am

sleepy wrote:HURRY UP, MOVE IT MOVE IT

My dd is such a slow snail. I told her if she makes an effort to move faster, I would promote her from slow snail to tortoise


hahahahaha....how come we parents think so alike? :celebrate:
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Postby heyhoe » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:20 am

Mine would be:-

1) Stop fighting!

2) Eat or drink faster!

3) Listen and look at me when I'm talking with you!

Sigh, time to do some self-reflection.

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Re: What's your favourite words to your kids?

Postby LKVM » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:26 am

ksi wrote:
markfch wrote:
- can you don't talk so much (my way of telling him to zip up)
- late already, can you pls hurry up, usually followed by this action :roll:


:hi5: to these!!!


same here for me too :P

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Postby LKVM » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:26 am

sleepy wrote:HURRY UP, MOVE IT MOVE IT

My dd is such a slow snail. I told her if she makes an effort to move faster, I would promote her from slow snail to tortoise


hahahaa :wink:

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