9 Things only your kids are allowed to say to you

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Kids may say the darndest things, but they definitely don't mean any harm by them! Check out the list of things only your kids can say to you!

There are certain things–for better or for worse– that only your loved ones can say to you and get away with. More than likely, it’s because you know that what they’re saying comes from a good place, and they don’t mean to maim your feelings or emotions. As a result, you’ll give them a little wiggle room with their words, and brush off what they say with no second thought.

When acquaintances, strangers, or people you don’t really know all too well say something similar, however, you may go off the deep end!

Whether you care to admit it or not, there are probably some unkind words that get thrown around in your household; specifically from your children. We don’t mean to say that your kids have a right to disrespect you or your authority as a parent. We simply mean to say that sometimes…kids say the darndest things and really don’t mean any harm by their words.


One funny mom, Meredith Gordon, recently shared a list of 9 things that only her kids could say to her and get away with. Honestly, we felt her compilation was so hilariously accurate that we’d be remiss not to share it with you!

Check out the hilarious list of things only your kids are allowed to say to you, and be sure to let us know what was left out! Share with us your own hilarious suggestions!

1. “Why do you look different in this photo?”

As if parents needed another reminder that Father Time is undefeated. If you’ve ever taken time to glance through some old photo albums, or even an old Facebook album, with your children then you’ve probably heard these gut-wrenching words. No doubt you spent some time looking in the mirror later that day, but deep down, you know that your kids meant no harm in asking.


2. “Your tummy looks big”

Obviously, your young kids don’t understand that in your 20s your metabolism slows down and you have to let go of the idea of maintaining a flat tummy forever. Come to think of it, kids don’t even know what a metabolism is. In any case, your kids don’t mean to bash your self-esteem or body image, they’re just making an unfiltered observation. If your peers make this comment, however, be prepared to unleash some words of ire.


3. “Your breath is stinky”

Have you ever tried to lean in and give your little bundle of joy a smooch, only to be met with these “kind” words? If you have, then you know that their intentions are pure–but they should also refer back to all the times you embraced them in their smelliest of situations (i.e. diaper duty).

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