No, you can not put your head through that fence!

I’ve been a mother for over half my life and throughout the years I think the word I’ve used most (and I’m sure my children will agree) is, NO!

It begins when they’re just babies crawling around on the floor with, “No, don’t put that in your mouth,” and doesn’t stop until one day you’re screaming, “No, you can not get a tattoo!”

We’ve all heard our children complaining, “You always say, no,” and we’ve complained about our own mother’s always saying no. We say it because it’s our job and it’s for their own good. Well, at least most of the time it’s for their own good.

I personally, hate saying no to my children. I want to give them everything. I want them to not just love me, but to like me too. I want to be their friend but instead, I’m their mother.

The good news is, once they grow up and have children of their own, they get it. 🙂

As you can see this doesn’t only apply to us human moms…

I call these two the brothers Grimm, they are always getting they're heads stuck in the fence and they're mother does not look happy!

I call these two the Brothers Grimm, they’re always getting their heads stuck in the fence and their mother does not look happy!

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About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on June 4, 2013, in silly stuff and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I don’t know what I was thinking with all the ‘they’re/their’ mistakes 😦 I fixed them.
    SORRY guys!

  2. Mum’s looking away as though she’s seen it all before – it’s the same look I wear when my youngest is about to launch herself off a piece of play equipment at the park that’s waaaay above her age range; if I go to help she’ll scream “NOOOOO!!!” so I just let her get on with it.
    Unlike the other mums looking on with worried expressions and creased brows, we both know what’ll happen. She’ll land in a heap on the sand, stand up, brush herself down… and go do it again 🙂

  3. Oh, Maggie … such a funny picture (albeit sad at the same time). It reminded me of when our son got his head stuck between the spindles of the staircase. Thank goodness his dad was home and knew what to do, or I would have had to leave him there all day.

  4. It’s true. Cows really do that. In a lovely green pasture, there is always at least one cow straining its neck to get at the grass on the other side of the fence!

  5. I love the brothers Grimm. They are ever hopeful that there is something better for them out there and are willing to risk their necks. Thanks for a great post…

  6. We all know the grass is always greener on the other side, Maggie! What a great picture, that mother looks like she’s rolling her eyes and saying, ‘not again!’ LOL 😀

  7. Adorable….but will they never learn?!?!?

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